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List of vulnerable children and keyworkers whose work is critical to COVID-19

Schools, colleges and registered childcare providers have been asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children:

  • who are vulnerable
  • whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home

Vulnerable children include those:

  • supported by social care
  • with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans
  • who are looked after 
  • who are young carers
  • who are disabled
  • who have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans 

Schools who also want to support other children facing social difficulties will be supported to do so.


Read the government's guidance and a list of parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response


Read our information for families 

20 Mar 2020

Tina Ironside
Family Information Service
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