The second Keeping Kids Connected to Learning and Schooling Summit took place on 6th May 2022, more than a year after the inaugural summit of the same name held in March 2021.

The 2022 Summit changed focus, looking at disengagement and detachment from school and working towards cross-sectoral responses to support children and young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from schooling.

The 2022 event attracted approximately 95 participants, including educators, principals, support workers, academics, researchers and policymakers from the Department for Education and Department for Child Protection.

The aim of this second report is to document the voices of key stakeholders and to inform the Department for Education’s (‘the Department’) behaviour and engagement reform in a way that will ensure it is both useful for educators and practitioners and meets the needs of all children and young people.