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Reconnect: Digital Inclusion

Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People is working with Kent’s newly formed Digital Kent team to tackle digital exclusion.

We have contributed funding to ensure there are access pathways to enable both children and young people aged 4 to 18 (up to 25 with an EHCP) in education or training and who meet at least one of the criteria on the referral form, and young people who are NEET, to receive a digital device.

There is a simple referral process for professionals to use to apply for a device for the family, together with a 4g router, if needed, and basic software to support learning. The device will be gifted to the family. We are keen to support any child who does not have adequate access to a device to support their learning at home, for example those in households with no device other than smart phones, and those with multiple siblings trying to access a single family device.

Please can all colleagues in schools and settings, and our partners, consider the families you are working with and if appropriate discuss with them whether this support would be helpful. The referral form can be accessed on the Digital Kent website

Please find the Digital Access Scheme poster and leaflet (PDF, 215.4 KB) for displaying and sharing.