Children and young people affected by deprivation
Schools and other educational setting offer a safe, warm and comfortable environment for many children and young people who are affected by deprivation.
Local authorities should determine which children and young people from the most deprived backgrounds will require access local hubs to engage in learning, have access to care and support, and get free school meals.
It is recognised that there will be a wide range of circumstances in which decisions will require to be made in order to meet children and young people’s needs.
Please contact your local authority for information about the arrangements they are putting in place. Read the contact details for your local authority.