Summarise the Roles and Responsibilities of National and Local Goverment for Education Policy and Practice

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Summarise the roles and responsibilities of national and local government for education policy and practice
National government are responsible for devising policies and ensuring that they are implemented. The UK government is split into two departments that deal with education in England. The first is the Department for Education who work with children aged up to 19, with any issues they may have from child protection to education matters. Their aim is to improve the opportunities and experiences for all children and the professionals working with them by focusing on giving more support for the poorest and most vulnerable children in England, to ensure
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Registered chilminders are inspected against five welfare requirements: * Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare * Suitable persons * Suitable premises * Organisation * Documentation
Inspections of new childcare settings are usually carried out just after registration and then once every three years.
The Voluntary Childcare Register is a section of the register that offers the choice to register for those who would not normally do so. They are mainly looking after children aged 8 or over in their own home. By joining this part of the register they are showing parents that they are willing to meet certain requirements relating to people. Premises and provision designed to keep children safe. Parent/Toddler groups are exempt from registration by OFSTED, as parents/carers stay with their children.
The second department for education is the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, they are responsible for further and higher education and are aiming to establish a world class education system in the UK, so that we have the highest skills needed for economic success in a modern world. From September 2013 the school leaving age will rise to 17 and from 2015 it will rise to 18 years. The government have raised the leaving age due to research which shows that young people who carry on learning or training are likely to be healthier and less likely