Education Committee

Life chances inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published on Thursday 7 February 2019. Government Response April 2019.

Report published

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

  • 12 Jun 2018 - Life chances - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF285 KB) HC 1006 | Published 13 Dec 2018

    Evidence given by Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, Sara Bonetti, Associate Director of Early Years, Education Policy Institute, Beatrice Merrick, Chief Executive, Early Education, Professor Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education, UCL Institute of EducationSir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation, Laura McFarlane, Director of the LEAP Programme, National Children’s Bureau, Steven McIntosh, Director of UK Poverty Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children, Professor Edward Melhuish, Professor of Human Development, University of Oxford

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