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LACA members urged to complete UIFSM survey

LACA APSE Debbie Johns UIFSM survey
Debbie Johns: Report on the impact of UIFSM
27 Jun 2018
Members of the Lead Association for CAtering in Education (LACA) are being urged to complete a survey on universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) that will be used to publish a report later in the year.

The survey is being carried out jointly with the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) with a deadline for responses of September 15th.

Debbie Johns, head of performance networks at APSE, said this would be followed by a parliamentary launch of the report on November 20th.

She said: “We are working with LACA to develop a State of the Nation report on the impact of UIFSM. This will be used to inform government bodies of the impact of the policy.

“Key to this is having a national evidence set on behalf of our local authority members. We have compiled a survey which will be sent to APSE and LACA members and will supplement the data already held by APSE performance networks for education catering.”

She said the survey took only about 10 minutes to complete and no respondents would be identified to organisations other than LACA and APSE because the information will be used in an aggregated form.