Schools have become 'fourth emergency service' for poorest families

Schools have become 'fourth emergency service' for poorest families
 

Schools have become “an unofficial fourth emergency service” for vulnerable families across England and Wales, offering food parcels, clothing and laundry facilities to those worst affected by austerity, according to a new report by a headteachers’ union.
A majority of the 400 school leaders surveyed by the Association of Schools and College Leaders (ASCL) said they were seeing a “rising tide” of poverty among their pupils, at a time when they were having to cut their own budgets and receiving less support from local councils.
Sarah Bone, headteacher of Headlands school, a comprehensive in... read more

 
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