Action on RAAC

The government is determined to protect the safety of school stuents and teachers, and of NHS patients. Of the 22,500 schools in England, 156 have been confirmed to have the building material known as RAAC, 52 of these already have mitigations in place and we will continue to put the safety of pupils and staff first and ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. 

  • Nothing is more important than the health and safety of children and staff, so the government is determined to take a cautious approach to managing the building material known as Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). 
  • The government is monitoring all confirmed cases of RAAC closely but recent cases and reporting from schools have led to a loss of confidence, leading the government to advise education settings to vacate buildings containing RAAC, unless they already have mitigations in place. 
  • The vast majority of schools will be unaffected and each affected school will be supported by a caseworker to minimise disruption. 
  • The government  will be providing information as we receive it and will do everything we can do ensure our children are safe and have access to a worldclass education no matter where they live.
  • Measures will also be taken to ensure the safety of patients, NHS staff, and anyone else whose lives may bring them into buildings in the construction of which RAAC may have been used.


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