It was announced this week that the government will distribute nearly £800,000 to pay for resources and staff to help children after Keyham. The additional funding and resources will ensure long term care for the children who experienced the traumatic event. This came after Plymouth received £1 million to improve security and safety measures in the community.
Here Luke speaks about all the work done to ensure that this necessary funding is available for those who need it:
“After the tragedy in August, I said I would fight to get support that our children and young people need. Today, working with Plymouth City Council, I’m pleased to say we’ve secured another £800,000 from the Department of Education for this. On top of the £1million we’ve already secured, this is a big step.
“This money will go towards more children’s social care workers and family support staff, Early Help interventions, educational psychologist support, and a trauma-informed training programme for Early Years staff and other frontline professionals.
“In Parliament I have made the case that the children and young people affected by the shooting must get the support they deserve. This new funding for our schools will make a huge difference to the children in our city that have been so heavily impacted by the shooting.”
Link to Plymouth City Council for more info: