Enable online learning for children who live with those who are vulnerable

Clinically vulnerable people living in households with children attending schools and colleges are exposed to unacceptable risks. It is compulsory for all children to attend school in person; there are currently no alternatives.

5,942 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 5 Nov 2020, 4:55 p.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 13
Estimated Final Signatures: 9,390

Daily Rank: #365 • Weekly Rank: #876 • Total Rank: #199


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Recent Documents related to Enable online learning for children who live with those who are vulnerable

1. guidance
12/01/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: onavirus (COVID -19) risks 6 Coronavirus (COVID -19) asymptomatic testing in colleges 6 Delivering exams

2. Overview of scientific information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
15/05/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: nurseries, schools and colleges have remained open only to children of critical workers and vulnerable children

3. Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics
05/05/2020 - Inquiry: Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics - Women and Equalities Committee
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Found: charity for everyone living with complex disabilities. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience

4. Elective home education
02/04/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: What is a ‚suitable™ education? 7 What about children™s rights? 9 3. So what do I need to think about

5. Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
12/05/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: .......... 47 Prot ecting the most clinically vulnerable people .. 49 A more differentiated approach

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Enable online learning for children who live with those who are vulnerable

1. School Attendance: Covid-19
02/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered e-petition 300399, relating to school attendance during the covid-19 outbreak.It - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Impact on Schools and Exams
07/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: 549015, relating to the impact of Covid-19 on schools and exams. It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

3. Education Settings: Wider Opening
11/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: regarding the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges as part of our response to the Covid-19 - Speech Link
2: asked schools, further education colleges and nurseries to remain open only for vulnerable children and - Speech Link
3: We all know how important it is for children and young people to be in education and childcare, and it - Speech Link
4: wider reopening of schools. By the end of the week, more than half of primary schools were taking pupils - Speech Link
5: to work with the sector to make sure that any schools experiencing difficulties are supported to open - Speech Link

4. Education: Return in January
30/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: statement regarding our plans for bringing children back to school this academic term. Dealing with - Speech Link

5. Education Settings: Wider Opening
09/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: regarding the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges as part of our response to the covid-19 - Speech Link

6. Support for Left-Behind Children
07/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: granting this debate on support for disadvantaged children. I have been asked to speak on behalf of the Education - Speech Link

7. Covid-19: Effect on People with Learning Disabilities
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people with learning disabilities.It is a great pleasure - Speech Link

8. School Closures: Support for Pupils
13/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered support for pupils’ education during school closures.May I congratulate you, Dame Angela - Speech Link

9. Remote Education: Self-isolating Pupils
20/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: urgently overcome for teachers to provide online learning, and offer a solution to the Minister following - Speech Link

10. Covid-19: Educational Settings
07/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Education Secretary wants to do is announce that schools will close, and this is not a decision that the - Speech Link
2: that our schools have not suddenly become unsafe, but limiting the number of people who attend them is - Speech Link
3: education and childcare. Schools will be open too for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers - Speech Link
4: challenges that parents are facing with their children at home—we are far better placed to cope with - Speech Link
5: for all state-funded schools and will be enforced by Ofsted. We expect schools to provide between three - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Enable online learning for children who live with those who are vulnerable
1. Children: Coronavirus
asked by: Virendra Sharma
14/10/2020
... what steps he is taking to support clinically extremely vulnerable children who cannot attend school; and what support is available to the children of clinically extremely vulnerable people to enable safe and effective learning out of classrooms.

2. Coronavirus: Schools
asked by: Julian Sturdy
13/01/2021
... what the medical evidential basis was for his Department's guidance on children resident in households with clinically extremely vulnerable people that children should continue to attend school as normal during the covid-19 outbreak; and what assessment his Department has made of the covid-19 risk to clinically extremely vulnerable parents of their children attending school during the November 2020 lockdown restrictions.

3. Schools: Coronavirus
asked by: Julian Sturdy
13/11/2020
... (b) online learning for the children of extremely clinically vulnerable parents and (c) other measures to prevent the transmission of covid-19 to clinically extremely vulnerable parents whose children are attending school.

4. Coronavirus: Disease Control
asked by: Emma Hardy
24/02/2021
... what (a) information he holds on and (b) assessment he has made of the effect on the risk of transmission of covid-19 for clinically vulnerable people of those people living in households with children attending school.

5. Schools: Coronavirus
asked by: Afzal Khan
28/05/2020
... what his steps his Department is taking to support school staff and teachers to manage the reopening of schools on 1 June 2020 during the covid-19 outbreak alongside the continued need for online teaching and virtual learning for children who do not attend.

Latest Questions

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Schools and Colleges must enable online learning for those students who live with family members who are clinically vulnerable.

Since “the vulnerable know how to protect themselves” these families should, therefore, be given the authority to transfer their children to online learning without fear of fines or prosecution, using resources that are already available for those isolating. Currently the only alternative is to home educate off-roll, potentially jeopardising their children's futures.

The most vulnerable should not have to choose between their own lives and the education of their children.


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