ADCS response to school closures announcement

Rachel Dickinson, ADCS President, said:

“The government’s decision to close schools across England will not have been taken lightly and reflects the extraordinary times we are in.

“Local authorities and schools will have been preparing for school closures for some time and local authorities will be working hard following their business continuity plans to ensure vulnerable children and their families are safe and provided for, including children with special educational needs and disabilities and pupils on free school meals.

“It’s important to recognise schools provide much more than education to our children they are a vital safety net for the most vulnerable learners, therefore, we are pleased schools will be open for this cohort and for children of key workers throughout the outbreak. Social workers and members of the wider children’s workforce must be included in this list, we cannot support our most vulnerable children and families without supporting the social workers, residential care workers and many others who work with them.”

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