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NAHT comments on Children's Commissioner report into impact of Coronavirus on teenagers

Commenting on a new report from the Children's Commissioner for England suggesting that vulnerable teenagers are at risk of being left behind after Coronavirus, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said:

“We know that some children and young people are more at risk than others, and some are harder to reach, not only for schools but other support services too. Schools will do as much as they can but there are complex socio-economic factors at play here, and many of these take place outside the school gates and outside of the school’s control. We need all parts of society to step up and help those children, young people and families. We need to see a real commitment from government with additional funding for all the youth, social, health and family services that make up the support system for a vulnerable child or young person, as well as for schools, in order to make sure the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on this generation are minimised.”

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