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Newcastle upon Tyne Liberal Democrats

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Government must convene Emergency Vulnerable Children Taskforce

April 12, 2020 12:57 PM

"It's deeply worrying that vulnerable children may not have the support they need whilst they are unable to attend school due to the lockdown," Liberal Democrat sEducation spokesperson in Newcastle Cllr Nick Cott says, responding to reports that the lockdown is putting vulnerable children at risk. Stay Home, Stay Safe Coronavirus Message

"Liberal Democrats have already successfully campaigned for school meals to continue over Easter, but this is just one of the many problems vulnerable children face. The Government must ensure the well-being of these children and their families during the lockdown.

"Gavin Williamson must convene an Emergency Vulnerable Children Taskforce, including headteachers, police, NHS and social services to ensure best practice is being spread, we have absolute assurance that in these trying circumstances safeguarding our most vulnerable children is a top priority."