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  • Tiny fraction of ‘at risk’ children attending schools
  • Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Well there’s a shocker. How did people think it would play out. Put yourself in the parents shoes for a minute. So your child’s considered vulnerable, i doubt many people would publicly want to own up to that. Just imagine other parents / kids response, so and so is at school, parents aren’t key workers (or working) so they must be bad parents. On the other end of the scale there will be bad parents who don’t give a monkey’s so won’t ensure their kids go to school when they must yet alone at a time like this.

    Premier Icon anagallis_arvensis
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    On the other end of the scale there will be bad parents who don’t give a monkey’s so won’t ensure their kids go to school

    Mostly this, and suddenly government and society are learning what schools actually do.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Whats the alternative though?

    Premier Icon dannyh
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    On the other end of the scale there will be bad parents who don’t give a monkey’s so won’t ensure their kids go to school

    It’s a win-win for a small section of society. They still don’t have to look after their own kids and can claim they are ‘at school’ knowing full well they aren’t and are wandering around getting into bother.

    If you don’t accept any responsibility for anything you don’t have to give a shit about anything other than the next can.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Fixing the welfare system, investing hugely in social work & reopening things like Sure Start, youth centres etc, reversing last decade of austerity etc.

    Nudge Unit behavioural scientists in government believed school attendance would be much higher, but key workers – parents with vulnerable kids keeping more kids away.

    Mate who’s a former copper & in criminology says there’s some really dark situations & stuff going on.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Schools already know who the vulnerable kids are, they are the frontline welfare providers.

    They, along with social workers like MrsMC are going out to houses to do welfare visits if the kids don’t turn up at school.

    It’s vital these kids get to school, for the safety, the routine, the meals, and some more attention than they normally get.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    What AA and MCTD say, sadly.

    Premier Icon stevextc
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    Back in the 70’s myself and every one of my mates would have been classed as “at risk” according to today’s NSPCC.

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