'Lifetime consequences' warning over vulnerable Norfolk children affected by lockdown
Vulnerable children are at risk of being left “forgotten”, “vulnerable” and “isolated” during the coronavirus lockdown, councillors and a former MP say.
The warning comes after the government’s U-turn on extending the free school meals scheme over the summer, following the successful campaign by Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford – which will see almost 14,000 pupils in the county benefit from the £15 weekly vouchers.
And it follows warnings that Norfolk’s most deprived areas are set to shift in the wake of the pandemic as those who “just about manage” slip into poverty.
More by this authorJessica Frank-Keyes, Local Democracy Reporter
This website and its associated newspaper are members of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)