Further Education Residential Accommodation Standards Consultation

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The DfE are seeking views on one change in the further education (FE) residential accomodation: national minimum standards. This consultation aims to align the Standards with the position on residential accommodation being consulted upon in the draft ‘Gender Questioning Children: non-
statutory guidance for schools and colleges in England’, which was published for consultation on 19 December 2023. The Standards apply to 16 to 19 Academies and to institutions within the ‘further education sector’ defined by the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, comprising:• further education colleges;

  • Sixth-form colleges
  • Institutions designated as being within the further education sector by that Act; and they also apply to:
  • Independent specialist colleges which receive funding from the Department for Education
  • Relevant local authority staff

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