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Give children the meals that they deserve.

Submitted on Thursday 22nd October 2020

Rejected on Thursday 19th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

Petition Action

Give children the meals that they deserve.

Petition Details

Change their decision on giving children the free meals that they deserve. It is a basic human right that is stated in the United Nations Convention of the Right of a Child act. Every child should be given the things they deserve to have a good start to life.

Additional Information

They need to look at how their actions will properly affect children, families and other services. They need to re-evaluate their decision on stopping children getting free meals. Especially at christmas and in this time of need.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

Petitions need to call on the Government or Parliament to take a specific action.

Free school meals are usually only offered to eligible pupils during term time. The Government has launched a £170m Covid Winter Grant Scheme to support children, families and the most vulnerable to March 2021, with at least 80% of this funding earmarked to support with food and bills. The Holiday Activities and Food programme will also cover the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays in 2021.
See www.gov.uk/government/news/new-winter-package-to-provide-further-support-for-children-and-families

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