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The Government has accepted recommendations to include prisoners in apprenticeships and provide better data and support for SEND prisoners.

In March, cross-party MPs warned that the ‘chaotic’ adult prison education system was crying out for overhaul. The Education Select Committee’s Report,  Not just another brick in the wall: why prisoners need an education to climb the ladder of opportunity, called on the Government to allow prisoners to study for apprenticeships, a key route to employment and rehabilitation. It also urged the Government to better assess individual prisoners’ educational capabilities and needs and to place learning at the heart of prisons.

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