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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Governing Bodies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the governance of multi-academy trusts. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14128 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The department’s expectations of effective governance in multi academy trusts (MATs) is set out in the Academies Financial Handbook and Governance Handbook. This includes the skills, knowledge and behaviours that boards need to demonstrate to be effective. Both handbooks are currently being updated and once completed, copies will be <ins class="ministerial">placed</ins> <del class="ministerial">available</del> in the Libraries of both Houses. The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Academies Ambassadors Programme, over 1200 volunteers with commercial and business experience have been recruited to join academy boards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Z
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less than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading ICT: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote the availability of computer-making and robot-making kits for children. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3800 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of resources available to support computing education and schools are best placed to decide what will be most effective for their pupils.</p><p>The national curriculum in computing emphasises the academic discipline of computer science. Through studying topics such as computational logic, algorithms and data representation, pupils are obtaining insight into how the digital technologies that they use every day actually work<del class="ministerial"> and understanding how these technology products result from human ingenuity and rational design processes</del>. We want young people to have the opportunity to<del class="ministerial"> actively </del>create new technologies, rather than being passive consumers of them.</p><p>The Government has spent more than £4.5 million over the past three years to support schools in delivering high quality computing teaching. This includes £3 million for Computing At School to build a national network of over 350 ‘Master Teachers’ in Computer Science whom schools can commission to provide training for their teachers.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T16:15:46.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T16:15:46.617Z
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less than 2015-12-01T17:08:11.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:08:11.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, that "our 15 year-olds are up to three years behind their peers in the top-performing countries in reading and mathematics", what action they propose to address this. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL698 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education believes that improving the quality of teaching in literacy and numeracy is crucial to building the foundation for future study and work. The Government has revised the national curriculum and set more rigorous and challenging content in English and mathematics to match the highest performing countries around the world. The new programmes of study for English and maths will challenge pupils to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive global market.</p><p> </p><p>The new maths GCSE will have more content, be more challenging and – alongside English - will be double weighted in school performance tables. The Department has recently allocated £11 million to fund <del class="ministerial">over</del> 32 new maths hubs to support a more challenging maths GCSE to improve the quality of maths education. This initiative, which includes a teacher exchange programme with Shanghai, will enable every school and college in England, from early years to the post-16 sector, to access locally-tailored support in all areas of maths teaching and learning.</p><p> </p><p>The new national curriculum for English places a greater emphasis on reading and requires pupils to study a range of books, poems and plays.</p><p>The national curriculum for English will give teachers greater flexibility and freedom which will help to raise standards and expectations for all pupils. It has been significantly slimmed down and will free up teachers to use their professional judgement to design curricula that meet the needs of their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>The new English language GCSE will place greater demands on pupils and has more emphasis on those skills demanded by employers. The new English literature GCSE will build on this foundation, and encourage students to read, write and think critically.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Z
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less than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Personal Records more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what personal pupil data the Department for Education shares with the Home Office, and for what purpose. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4311 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The Memorandum of Understanding between the Home Office and the Department for Education outlines the purpose and the personal pupil data shared. The Memorandum of Understanding<ins class="ministerial"> has been deposited</ins> <del class="ministerial">is available</del> in the house library.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-01-06T14:05:08.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-06T14:05:08.593Z
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less than 2017-01-10T17:00:14.013Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-10T17:00:14.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-21more like thismore than 2016-12-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Vocational Guidance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) maintained schools, (2) academies, and (3) free schools, invited outside organisations to provide careers guidance and advice to their pupils in the academic years (a) 2013–14, (b) 2014–15, and (c) 2015–16. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL4359 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect data on the number of schools that invite outside organisations to provide careers advice and guidance to pupils.</p><p> </p><p>Schools have a duty to secure independent careers guidance on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and other technical education options. Sources of independent careers guidance can include, but not be limited to, external organisations such as education and training providers, employers and careers<ins class="ministerial">professionals.</ins> <del class="ministerial">providers.</del></p><p> </p><p>The Government’s statutory guidance on careers is clear that schools should give other providers who wish to do so the opportunity to engage with pupils, on school premises, to inform them directly about what they offer. These could include further education and sixth form colleges, studio schools, university technical colleges and employers and other providers delivering apprenticeships.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has established The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company to increase the level of employer input into schools. The Company’s Enterprise Adviser Network is now live in over 1,300 <del class="ministerial">of the</del> secondary schools and colleges across the country, connecting young people with local employers to provide experiences of the workplace.</p><p> </p><p>Careers organisations provide another external source of advice and guidance. The statutory guidance encourages schools to consult a register of accredited careers organisations when securing access to face-to-face careers guidance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-01-09T17:56:09.203Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-09T17:56:09.203Z
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less than 2017-01-10T15:05:49.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-10T15:05:49.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading National Identity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of comments by the Secretary of State for Education, what they mean by "British values". more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2261 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State was referring to the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were defined in the Government’s Prevent Strategy in 2011. All schools are now required to actively promote these values.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:29:39.3939952Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:29:39.3939952Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Obesity: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide further advice to schools on how to tackle childhood obesity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2262 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises that through physical education, competitive school sport and encouraging healthy eating, schools can help address the problem of childhood obesity. The PE and sports premium is part of a package of measures to tackle obesity in primary schools. Our research found 96% of schools said that their pupils are now living healthier lives as a result of the funding. In addition, the introduction of universal infant free school meals will ensure that all infants receive a nutritious school lunch.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100058
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Poverty more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, which suggests child poverty reduction targets will not be met, what steps they will take to ensure that those targets are met. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2264 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to our goal of ending child poverty by 2020.</p><p>The ‘2014-17 Child Poverty Strategy’, published in June this year, outlines our plans to tackle the root causes of poverty, by:</p><ol><li>Raising the incomes of poor children’s families by helping them get into work and making work pay.</li><li>Supporting the living standards of low-income families.</li><li>Raising educational outcomes of poor children.</li></ol><p>Work remains the best route out of poverty. That is why the Government is introducing Universal Credit which will lift around 300,000 children out of poverty due to increased entitlements. This Government is also focused on breaking the cycle of poor children going on to become poor adults. That is why the Government has introduced policies - such as the pupil premium, worth £2.5 billion in 2014-15, to support poor children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap between them and their more advantaged peers.</p><p>The Government will publish a response to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:32:36.9418053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Young People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they use when distributing grants to groups offering mental health support to young people. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2265 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>On 16 October the Department for Education published a national prospectus setting out the key activities the Department wishes to promote through organisations working with children, young people and families. Children and young people's mental health is one of the seven priority areas on which applications are sought. Within that area, the Department is looking to support projects which work with education providers and children’s services to improve prevention, early identification and access to specialist interventions.</p><p> </p><p>The detailed process and criteria for applications to the Prospectus can be found online at: <a href="https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&amp;lang=en&amp;NoticeId=1592512" target="_blank">https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&amp;lang=en&amp;NoticeId=1592512</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:59:44.1325448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:59:44.1325448Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were in care in the last 12 months; how many were adopted during that period; what was the average waiting time for adoption applications to be processed; and what percentage of children currently awaiting adoption have been waiting for longer than 18 months. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11225 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Figures showing the position for children looked after at 31 March 2018 will be published on the 15 November 2018.</p><p>The latest figures show that the number of children who were looked after as at 31 March 2017 was 72,670.</p><p>There were 4,350 looked after children adopted during the year ending 31 March 2017. In that period, the average time between the decision the child should be placed for adoption and the child being matched to adopters was eight months. These figures were published in 2017 in table A1, E1 and E2 of the statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017 (SFR 50/2017)’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p>Some 2,580 children had a placement order but had not been placed for adoption as at 31 March 2017. 18 per cent (or 460 children) had been waiting 18 months or more since the adoption decision. Figures on the number and percentage of children categorised by other waiting times are published in table E4 of the above statistical publication.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T15:48:00.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:48:00.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this