The Aspect Group of Prospect is the only professional association and trade union exclusively representing professionals working in children's services. These professionals play a vital role in shaping and influencing the lives of millions of children and young people.

Over recent years membership has nearly doubled and Aspect now represents 4,000 professionals working in the field.

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Thinking of Going Independent?
10 March 2015
This course will take you through all the practical and financial considerations you need to make the successful leap into the self-employed consultancy field.

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Prospect guidance on strike action - 10 July 2014
Prospect has issued guidance to members in connection with industrial action on 10 July 2014.
Education not for sale
Aspect Group evidence to Commons Academies Inquiry
Aspect Group evidence to the Commons Select Committee on Education Inquiry
MPs to investigate academies
Michael Gove\'s academies and free schools programme is to be investigated by the Commons education committee

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Improvement Magazine


The Winter 2014 issue of Improvement magazine is out now.

Aspect members get the print version free in the post but it is now available as a pdf to download.

Download the PDF, or read it online.

  • The London effect: Merryn Hutchings analyses why attainment is higher in London
  • Employers offer 1%: Philippa Childs reports on Soulbury negotiations
  • Genes and IQ: Is genetics a sufficient basis for a schools policy? asks Nick Wright
  • A new role for the Aspect group by Leslie Manasseh

Redundancy & Restructure

These are turbulent times with massive cuts in spending across local government threatening services, jobs and pay terms and conditions.

Aspect has produced a short guide for members and local representatives on responding to redundancies and restructuring in local government, as well as a FAQ dealing with issues related to redundancy and restructuring.

It is especially important that Aspect representatives locally (supported by regional officials) engage with the consultation process.

If a redundancy is announced in your local authority, please ensure your regional official knows about it. You can contact them via or by calling 01226 383428.

You can find out more here.

Training & Events

The Aspect Group of Prospect offers high quality training course and events.

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