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Ethics and Values in Social work (National policy to promote equality, enclusion independance)
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ESSAY: FREE SCHOOL MEALS By Name: Course: Tutor: Institution: Date: Introduction Free school meals policy was passed by the United Kingdom education department to enable all pupils have access to meals while in school. This was done regardless of their social background, color, or race.
This paper delves in illustrating how the free meals policy in school has brought equality, independence, and inclusion among the pupils in pre-primary schools and students in post primary schools (Cross 2009) It is noted that this policy has however not stopped those pupils that are able to carry packed meals. The report found that providing hot lunches is more nutritious than bringing in a packed lunch, of which only 1 per cent meet the nutritional standards that currently apply to school food. This development in the England schools improved performance – students in pilot areas were two months ahead of their peers elsewhere. Chris Hazzard retaliated the importance of the free school meals when he said, “Many children were going to school without a proper lunch due to families being unable to either supply a packed lunch or pay for school meals.” (Gordon 2013) Free school Meals are services that are provided to school going children living in England that meet current criteria as set out by the government. Universal free school meals will help give every child the chance in life that they deserve, building a stronger economy and fairer society. “Free School Meals are a crucial entitlement for families living in poverty” (children society). ...
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