Book your place on our Free School Meals webinar

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Monday 4 September 2023

Tags: campaigns, webinar, free school meals

Healthy lunchbox on a wooden table filled with cheese sandwich, fruit, nuts, milk, orange juice and a green apple.

Contact is proud to support a parent-led campaign, founded by Natalie Hay, aimed at stopping disabled children missing out on free school meals.

As part of the campaign, Contact is hosting a free online Zoom meeting with human rights lawyer Alex Rook and Barrister Steve Broach.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 19 September at 10.30am for one hour.

Cameras will automatically be turned off during the session to ensure the anonymity of those attending.

What will the webinar cover?

The session will cover:

  • The law around Free School Meals (FSM) and the duties on public bodies to make reasonable adjustments. 
  • What to do if your child cannot access a free lunch at school or college because of their disability or sensory needs.
  • Learn about new legal resources to help you ask your school or college to make a reasonable adjustment such as a food voucher. 

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Who should attend the webinar?

You should join if you are:

  • A parent of a child eligible for free school meals
  • Parents of children with an education package funded by the council often called a EOTAS or those without a school place.
  • Schools and councils may also find the webinar useful as we know that many educational settings are unaware of the law around making reasonable adjustments.

Unable to join the webinar on 19th September?

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. The session will be available to watch on our YouTube channel

If you sign up to receive our newsletters, you will also be sent the recording.

Find out more about the Free School Meals campaign

Our Free School Meals webpage includes more information about the campaign including template letters to send to your school, council or MP.

There is also lots of information about getting help for your child at school and sources of financial support on our website.