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Children will be left behind

Every child has the right to a suitable education: that is what the Education Act says. But the Government’s plan to continue education online during the coronavirus lockdown risks leaving a million children behind.

Case overview

Many children from lower income families share a laptop with siblings and working parents, or live in a mobile phone-only household, or simply don’t have internet access at home at all. It’s unthinkable that these children, already the most educationally disadvantaged, should fall further behind as schools remain closed.

For that reason, The Good Law Project has to establish the right of every school-age child in England who is being taught remotely to a laptop or tablet and to internet connectivity in their home. The case will be crowdfunded and you can donate here.