Education Committee

Life chances inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Report in preparation.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee’s inquiry aims to understand the impact that early years education and social policy have on determining children’s life chances. The Committee will examine the Government’s current policies in these areas and make recommendations to promote social justice. The inquiry will focus on early years educational settings but will also consider the role of other services, including health services and services provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.



Terms of reference: Life chances

Latest evidence

  • 10 Jul 2018 - Life chances - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF356 KB) HC 1006 | Published 13 Jul 2018

    Evidence given by Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive, I CAN, Dr Kitty Stewart, Associate Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Dr Shirley Woods-Gallagher, Strategic Lead, Reform and Innovation, Manchester City Council; Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, and Michelle Dyson, Director of Early Years and Childcare, Department for Education (at 10.45am).

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