Coronavirus – Vulnerable Groups & Key/Critical Workers

The Department for Education have this morning (20th March 2020) released information which constitutes those children that are classed as being vulnerable as well as which parents are considered to be key/critical workers.

Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

Below is a link to the Department for Education website which lists in detail the key/critical workers.

Key/Critical Workers

The Department for Education have also added a page which contains information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will be continually updated once further information has been received. To view this please go to:

Information for Parents/Carers

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