Good Law Project issue advice regarding families with Clinical Vulnerability

The Education Secretary has sent out new guidance which concedes that schools need to be sensitive to families’ needs when considering absence due to Covid. This is a big win for clinically extremely vulnerable families.

School attendance and clinically vulnerable families – a guide for parents and schools – Good Law Project

Earlier this week, the Education Secretary sent out new guidance which conceded that schools need to be sensitive to families’ needs when considering absence due to Covid. This is a big win for clinically extremely vulnerable families.

Vulnerable families and school attendance – where are we now? – Good Law Project

As children returned to school in September, I acted for Good Law Project and three individual co-claimants in proposed proceedings against the Education Secretary regarding families with clinically vulnerable members. We were pleased to secure a concession that schools weren’t, contrary to what Government guidance suggested, required to force children from these families back to school despite the risks.