25 May 2018
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) is consulting on a new Integrated Communities Strategy.
The strategy lays out the department’s plan for building strong integrated communities in the places where people live, work, learn, and socialise.
The most relevant section for community youth organisations is Chapter 3: Education and Young People. MHCLG aim to make sure all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds by:
- Working with local admission authorities in the Integration Areas to help ensure the intake of schools are more representative of the wider area
- Strengthening expectations on integration for new free schools;
promote mixing and twinning arrangements between schools in areas of high segregation
- Supporting teachers to promote British values across the curriculum
- Working with Ofsted to ensure that there is strong coverage of schools’ promotion of fundamental British values and integration
within its new inspection arrangements
- Ensuring a high standard of safeguarding in all education settings
- Working with the National Citizen Service to increase young people’s mixing in areas of high segregation, and stimulate other innovative approaches to promoting meaningful social mixing.
The corresponding questions are:
- Question 7: The Green Paper proposes measures to ensure that all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds. Do you agree with this approach?
- Question 8: The Green Paper sets out proposals to support parents with their choice of out-of-school education settings. Do you agree with this approach?
Have your say
If you would like to have your views, comments, or evidence included in London Youth’s response, please email them to Samuel Howell by 31st May.
Alternatively, you can respond directly to the Government’s survey here by 5th June.