Families reminded to register all eligible children and young people for Free School Meals ahead of the Easter holidays

Parents and carers whose children may be eligible to receive Free School Meals due to the family’s financial circumstances are being urged to apply for them ahead of the upcoming April school holidays, even if their child is in Years R, 1 or 2. The Government announced this month that it was extending the Covid…

Ambitious KCC-led community programme will help children and young people reconnect with their pre-Covid-19 lives

Kent County Council is preparing to lead an ambitious community-based programme of activities, to help children and young people reconnect with their pre-Covid-19 lives. The Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People Programme will be available to every child and young person in Kent, from early years through to the end of secondary school and onto…

Kent secures funding to support asylum-seeking care leavers

Kent County Council (KCC) has secured £407,000 of Government funding for a new initiative to support asylum-seeking care leavers in Canterbury and Medway. The project has seen the creation of a multidisciplinary team to help young people live independently, integrate into their local communities, support their physical and mental wellbeing and reduce antisocial behaviour. The…