Government in major U-turn on hostile environment educational policy


In a major U-turn, the government has abandoned its divisive policy of forcing schools to collect pupil nationality and country of birth data.

Schools Against Borders for Children, together with parents and teachers, fought a brilliant campaign on- and off-line, and have dealt a blow against the hostile environment.

Gracie Bradley, advocacy officer at Liberty and Schools ABC campaigner, said:

“It gives huge hope that – if more people stand up and resist – we can succeed in dismantling the government’s hostile environment policies piece by piece.”

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