Submitted by Lara Wong on Tuesday 27th October 2020
Published on Thursday 5th November 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 5th May 2021
Current Signatures: 4,705
(count is updated approximately hourly)
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.
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.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
22.214.171.124 Fri, 27 Nov 2020 03:46:52 +0000