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star this property date less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what figures her Department holds on the break-down rate of (a) adoption arrangements, (b) fostering arrangements and (c) family-based arrangements in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 1000 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Information on the break-down rate of adoption arrangements, fostering arrangements and family arrangements since 2010, is not held by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the previous permanence placement of children entering care was collected in the SSDA903 data collection for the first time in the year ending 31 March 2014. Figures for 2013-14 are published in Table C1 here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption--2</a></p><p> </p><p>The research report ‘Beyond the Adoption Order: challenges, interventions and adoption disruption’ was published last year at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beyond-the-adoption-order-challenges-intervention-disruption" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beyond-the-adoption-order-challenges-intervention-disruption</a></p><p> </p><p>The study estimated that, over a 12-year period, the post order national disruption rate was 3.2%.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T16:14:57.59Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T16:14:57.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what figures her Department holds on the numbers of children in public care by permanence option. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 1004 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Figures relating to children looked after in England are published in the annual Statistical First Release (SFR) at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption--2</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T15:59:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T15:59:59.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is the Government taking to ensure that young people in children's homes have the option of receiving support until the age of 21, as children in foster care currently do. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Halifax more like this
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Holly Lynch more like this
star this property uin 10322 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>All care leavers receive support from a personal adviser until age 21; this extends to age 25 if a care leaver remains engaged in education or training. All care leavers also receive a leaving care grant to help with the costs of setting up home; and those attending further and higher education receive financial support to meet the costs associated with engaging in education in the form of further education and higher education bursaries. Each care leaver has a pathway plan setting out the support they will receive from the local authority in order to meet their goals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department recognises that the transition into adulthood can often be difficult for care leavers because they may not receive the same level of support as young people who live with their families. This is what prompted us to introduce the ‘staying put’ duty in 2014, which requires local authorities to support young people to continue living with their former foster carers up to age 21, if both they and their foster carer are happy with this arrangement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our statutory guidance makes clear that local authorities should have a range of semi-independent and independent accommodation options for all those leaving care. The government is also looking at what more can be done to improve support for care leavers, building on the first ever cross-government care leaver strategy which was introduced in October 2013, with the aim of giving all care leavers, whatever their care experience, a good start to adulthood.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T09:00:53.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T09:00:53.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Holly Lynch more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 6504, what assessment she has made of the reasons why the number of looked after children placed in care homes, secure units and hostels outside their council boundary in England increased from 2,610 in March 2012 to 4,020 in March 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockport more like this
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Ann Coffey more like this
star this property uin 106132 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-14more like thismore than 2017-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The government is clear that the needs of the child are vital when making decisions about the right care placement. Local authorities have a statutory duty to consider the right placement for the child and take into account a number of factors, one of which is placement area.</p><p> </p><p>Sometimes circumstances make it the right decision for a local authority to identify a placement outside of the child’s local area. For example, when a child is at risk from child sexual exploitation, trafficking or gang violence or when they need very specialist care. Out of area placements require approval from the Director of Children’s Services, and Ofsted monitors all placement decisions including out of area placements and challenges local authorities that need to improve. We are setting up a Residential Care Leadership Board, which will bring together representatives from local authorities and providers to explore how to improve commissioning of children’s residential placements. As part of this work, we expect the Board to assess data on the use of out of area placements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-10-14T10:59:57.7Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-14T10:59:57.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ann Coffey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to extend Ofsted inspections to semi-independent care provision for 16 to 18 year olds; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
star this property uin 10971 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text <p>Local Authorities are responsible for ensuring that 16-and 17-year-olds that are either looked after or care leavers, are placed in safe and suitable accommodation. Statutory guidance sets out the factors that local authorities must take into account when determining the suitability of accommodation. The full guidance can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/children-act-1989-transition-to-adulthood-for-care-leavers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/children-act-1989-transition-to-adulthood-for-care-leavers</a></p><br /><p>Since 2013, Ofsted inspections of local authorities’ children’s social care services have included a separate sub-judgement on care leavers, which includes an assessment of whether the local authority is ensuring that care leavers have access to suitable accommodation. In particular, Ofsted inspect whether:</p><br /><ul><li>Accommodation for care leavers is appropriate for each young person to safely develop their independence skills;</li><li>Care leavers are safe and feel safe, particularly where they are living;</li><li>Care leavers are helped to find housing solutions that best meet their needs; and</li><li>Risks of tenancy breakdown are identified and alternative plans are put in place.</li></ul><br /><p>The government recognises that more needs to be done to improve care leavers’ outcomes and is considering how it can build on the achievements of the first ever cross-government care leaver strategy which was introduced in October 2013. This will include consideration of what can be done to drive further improvement in the quality of accommodation that care leavers receive.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-10-19T16:22:35.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T16:22:35.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children in England are subject to (a) Section 20, (b) Section 25, (c) Section 38 and (d) Section 31 of the Children Act 1989. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 111121 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>At 31 March 2017, there were 50,470 looked after children who were subject to a care order, of which 40,190 were subject to a full care order under Section 31 and 10,270 were subject to an interim care order under Section 38.</p><p>There were 16,470 looked after children who were voluntarily accommodated under Section 20.</p><p>There were 170 looked after children who were placed in secure accommodation under Section 25.</p><p><strong><br> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T17:44:03.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T17:44:03.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that local councils have sufficient funds for children in care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 111237 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Spending Review 2015 made available more than £200 billion to local councils for local services up to 2019-20.</p><p> </p><p>Funding for children’s services is an un-ring-fenced part of the wider local government finance settlement. It is for local councils to determine how to spend their non-ring fenced income on the services they provide, including services for children in care. Local councils increased spending on children and young people’s services to over £9 billion in 2015-16.</p><p>To help local councils redesign their children’s services to achieve higher quality and better value for money, we have invested £200 million since 2014 in our Innovation and Partners in Practice Programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-11-10T14:47:34.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T14:47:34.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of looked-after children being placed 20 miles or more outside the boundary of their local authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
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Anna Turley more like this
star this property uin 113036 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The government is clear that the needs of the child are paramount when making decisions about the right care placement. Local councils have a statutory duty to consider the right placement for each child and take into account a number of factors, one of which is placement area. Sometimes circumstances make it the right decision for a local council to identify a placement outside of the child’s local area, for example when a child is at risk from child sexual exploitation, trafficking or gang violence or when they need very specialist care.</p><p> </p><p>Out of area placements require approval from the Director of Children’s Services, and Ofsted will challenge local councils where they believe poor out of area placement are being made. The government is funding Innovation Programme pilots for residential care in areas where demand for residential places outstrips supply. We are also setting up a Residential Care Leadership Board, which will bring together representatives from local councils and providers to explore how to improve commissioning of children’s residential placements. As part of this work we expect the Board to assess data on the use of out of area placements.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-11-22T13:52:01.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-22T13:52:01.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children were placed 20 miles or more outside the boundary of their local authority in (a) Redcar and Cleveland, (b) the North East and (c) England in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
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Anna Turley more like this
star this property uin 113039 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
star this property answer text <p>At 31 March in each of the last five years for which figures are available, the number of looked-after children placed outside their local council boundary and more than 20 miles from their home is given in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Children looked after who were placed outside the boundary of their responsible local council and over 20 miles from home at 31 March<sup>1,2,3</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Years ending 31 March 2012 to 2016</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Redcar and Cleveland</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>350</p></td><td><p>360</p></td><td><p>380</p></td><td><p>390</p></td><td><p>410</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>8,160</p></td><td><p>8,430</p></td><td><p>9,500</p></td><td><p>9,890</p></td><td><p>10,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p><em>Source: SSDA903</em></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>1. England and regional figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Local council figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>2. Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short term placements.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>3. Figures exclude children whose local council of placement is not known.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-11-22T13:47:37.217Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-22T13:47:37.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children are (a) UK and (b) non-UK EU nationals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 118810 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The department does not collect information on the nationalities of looked after children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T19:35:52.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T19:35:52.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this