Devices for Vulnerable Children

23/04/2020

As you may have heard from government announcements on Sunday, two groups of young people can be eligible for a computing device and 4G Router.

 

The first is children who receive support from a social worker and care leavers, who need to keep in touch with social care services.

 

The second group are disadvantaged Year 10 students, as these pupils are preparing for exams.

 

Any 16 to 19 year-olds in education, without a suitable device and/or connectivity to study remotely and whose family can’t afford these costs will be eligible for support via the 16-19 Bursary Fund. Decisions on support will be made by colleges, schools and other providers.

 

The online portal that Schools and Trusts require to put in a Business Case to request the devices for the students has not yet been made available by the government, we have been informed there has been a delay in this process, we have no date at the current time on when likely this will be available but we will update this page as we know more.