Responding to the Children’s Commissioner for England creating local area profiles of child vulnerability during Covid-19, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:
"It’s deeply worrying that so many vulnerable children may not have the support they need during the lockdown. The analysis from the Children’s Commissioner for England shows just how large the scale of the challenge is. The Government can and must do more.
"The well-being of these children and their families during the lockdown must be paramount, and the Government should proactively work to find all those kids invisible to the system.
"Liberal Democrats have called on Ministers to convene an Emergency Vulnerable Children Taskforce, including headteachers, police, NHS and social services to ensure best practice is being shared. We must have an absolute assurance that in these trying circumstances safeguarding our most vulnerable children remains a top priority."