'No specific requests' to relax statutory duties to vulnerable children made by sector, FOI request reveals


“No specific requests” for changes to statutory duties relating to vulnerable children during the coronavirus crisis were made by the sector, the results of a Freedom of Information request reveal, despite the Education Secretary claiming that organisations had asked “specifically” for some flexibilities.

Gavin Williamson previously told parliament 'the sector had asked specifically to make sure there were some flexibilities'. Picture: Parliament UK
Gavin Williamson previously told parliament 'the sector had asked specifically to make sure there were some flexibilities'. Picture: Parliament UK

Register now to continue reading

Thank you for visiting Children & Young People Now and making use of our archive of more than 60,000 expert features, topics hubs, case studies and policy updates. Why not register today and enjoy the following great benefits:

  • Free access to 4 subscriber-only articles per month
  • Unlimited access to news and opinion
  • Email newsletter providing advice and guidance across the sector
Register Now

CYP Now Digital membership

  • Policy and research analysis
  • Evidence-based case studies
  • Leadership advice
  • Legal updates
  • Local area spotlights

From £170 /year

Subscribe

CYP Now Magazine

  • Policy and research analysis
  • Evidence-based case studies
  • Leadership advice and interviews
  • Legal updates

From £136 /year

Subscribe