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The discretionary school clothing allowances scheme was withdrawn on 1 May 2017.
To address concerns that were raised as part of a consultation exercise, the Council will continue to work with schools and their governing bodies to encourage them to set a uniform policy which is based on low cost and easy availability. The Council will also provide support to schools to enable them to devise strategies to effectively and sensitively manage any issues that may arise.
In exceptional circumstances, support may be made available to vulnerable families experiencing severe financial hardship.