Will our children and young people feel loved, safe and listened to? By 2035, will England be a country that works for all children and what will children’s services look like by then?Explore
Of course, it is impossible to predict the realities of 2035 because there are any number of social, political and economic factors that will impact on our trajectory across the coming fifteen years.
However, England is currently preoccupied with a debate with itself about its identity and its future direction. Brexit and the politics of identity are shaping the debate, and by extension, the lives of our children and young people for many, many years to come.
The process you use to get to the future is the future you get
It feels like we are at a crossroads. Now is the time to debate, reflect and reappraise our leadership, funding arrangements, decision making and strategic assumptions as part of the national debate.
The Project 2035 scenarios have been designed as a framework to help us think through these issues. It is a tool for discussing, arguing debating and planning. The four scenarios are provocative and engaging but also useful to guide difficult conversations around, the role of professionals, citizen rights and responsibilities, leadership and workforce development.
Jump in to our four worlds and see if and how England can be a country that works for all children.
Examine four future scenarios and learn how they have evolved, hear first-hand from people in those worlds.
In this scenario, England is a country that listens to, hears and loves its children.
In this scenario, England is a country where children and young people feel betrayed and confused in a country that does not work for them.
In this scenario, England is a country where technology is key to lifting young people’s aspirations of what is possible.
In this scenario, England is a country of division and inequality. It is a world where you have to have resources - money and a stable home environment to do well.
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