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This week, children across the UK return to school following months of learning at home.
When schools first closed their doors back in March 2020, there was no plan in place for the hundreds of thousands of children who do not have access to a laptop or internet at home. Good Law Project has been pushing the Department for Education to address this failure ever since.
Although we are proud to have held the Secretary of State’s feet to the fire on this issue, especially in the early days of the pandemic when it seemed as if Government had no plans to support children without access to online learning, we did not achieve all that we set out to. Over the last year, too many of the most disadvantaged children across the country were left to struggle at home without the equipment they need to access their education. Now, as children return to the classroom, we will continue to monitor Government’s approach to ensuring these children have the support they need to thrive.
The last twelve months have been enormously difficult for parents, carers, teachers and children. But this case has shown that litigation can act as a powerful tool to help those worst affected by this crisis.
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