The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
We've submitted our recommendations to the Education Committee's inquiry which will examine both short term and longer-term implications particularly for the most vulnerable children.
We have focused our response on the call for evidence on the following three topics:
The support for pupils and families during closures, including children’s and young people’s mental health and safety outside of the structure and oversight of in-person education
The effect on disadvantaged groups, including the Department’s approach to free school meals and the long-term impact on the most vulnerable groups
What contingency planning can be done to ensure the resilience of the sector in case of any future national emergency
In other news ...
Members of the School Food Plan Alliance, with the help of Myles Bremner, have put together a useful checklist for schools as they begin to think about delivering school meals.
The Food Foundation has published the results of its third poll since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown.