Letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

24 March 2020 

ASCL has today received an open letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, addressing children and young people with SEND, their parents, families and others who currently support them.

The letter says thank you for keeping our most vulnerable young people safe and shares the most recent guidance and FAQs about how to support vulnerable children (22 March). The Minister reiterates the importance of regular and ongoing risk assessment that involves the voice of young people. She also mentions the relaxation of local authority statutory responsibilities at this time so that support from local officers for the current crisis can be prioritised. 
 

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