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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children who have suffered health problems as a result of poor housing conditions in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 261223 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) does not hold data on the number of children who have suffered health problems as a result of poor housing conditions.</p><p>PHE is working with partners across the housing and health systems to reduce housing-related ill-health, including in children, by supporting local authorities, the National Health Service and frontline staff through guidance in the Cold Weather Plan and through the resources available online in Homes for Health. More information is available at the following links:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cold-weather-plan-for-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cold-weather-plan-for-england</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-for-health" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-for-health</a></p><p>Public Health England is also working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ensure that existing resources to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel bills (including the Winter Fuel Payment) are targeted at the most vulnerable groups.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:42:32.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:42:32.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 his Department is taking to ensure child wellbeing (a) inside and (b) outside of school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 202849 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department wants to help schools support the wellbeing of their pupils. That is why in October 2018, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced that schools would be provided with a framework to support them to assess the wellbeing of their pupils. The Prime Minister also made a commitment that the Government will publish an annual ‘State of the Nation’ report every year on World Mental Health Day, highlighting the trends and issues in young people’s wellbeing. Work is underway to deliver these commitments.</p><p>In addition, the Department is working with the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that all schools have access to mental health support, and has also doubled the Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium to £320 million per year since September 2017. The Department is delivering a programme of work to explore how best to support disadvantaged children and their families to access free enrichment activities and healthy food during the school holidays. Up to £26 million is being invested in a breakfast club programme, which will open or improve breakfast clubs in over 1,700 schools and will be targeted at the most disadvantaged areas of the country.</p><p>Bullying can have serious and lasting consequences on wellbeing. The Government has sent a clear message to schools that bullying, including cyberbullying, for whatever reason is unacceptable. All schools are legally required to have a behaviour policy with measures to prevent all forms of bullying. The Department is providing over £2.8 million of funding between September 2016 and March 2020, to four anti-bullying organisations to support schools to tackle bullying.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:57:12.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:57:12.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled Crumbling Futures, published by the Children's Society in March 2018, what infrastructure the Government has in place to support the needs of 16 and 17-year-olds with mental or physical health concerns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 157170 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>We are interested in the recommendations of the Children’s Society Crumbling Futures report and welcome the focus on this area.</p><p>The government’s mandate to NHS England includes an explicit expectation that the NHS, working together with schools and children’s services will support and safeguard vulnerable children through a joined-up approach to addressing their emotional, mental and physical health needs.</p><p>The Department of Health and Social Care is providing an additional £1.4 billion funding between 2015/16 and 2019/20 in order to transform mental health services for children and young people with the ambition for an additional 70,000 children and young people to access NHS specialist services a year by 2020/21.</p><p>One of the ways the government will encourage take up of mental health services is through the new Mental Health Support Teams proposed in the Mental Health Green Paper, which will provide significant support to 16-18s in schools and colleges. The Department for Education will also test how the teams can support vulnerable 16-18s and others not in school or college such as those in apprenticeships and other work-based learning. Additionally, the Department of Health are setting up a new national strategic partnership with key stakeholders focused on improving the mental health of 16-25 year olds by encouraging more coordinated action, experimentation and robust evaluation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 157169 more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T16:17:43.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T16:17:43.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled Crumbling Futures, published by the Children's Society in March 2018, what plans the Government has to encourage more 16 and 17-year-olds to come forward with any mental or physical health concerns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 157169 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>We are interested in the recommendations of the Children’s Society Crumbling Futures report and welcome the focus on this area.</p><p>The government’s mandate to NHS England includes an explicit expectation that the NHS, working together with schools and children’s services will support and safeguard vulnerable children through a joined-up approach to addressing their emotional, mental and physical health needs.</p><p>The Department of Health and Social Care is providing an additional £1.4 billion funding between 2015/16 and 2019/20 in order to transform mental health services for children and young people with the ambition for an additional 70,000 children and young people to access NHS specialist services a year by 2020/21.</p><p>One of the ways the government will encourage take up of mental health services is through the new Mental Health Support Teams proposed in the Mental Health Green Paper, which will provide significant support to 16-18s in schools and colleges. The Department for Education will also test how the teams can support vulnerable 16-18s and others not in school or college such as those in apprenticeships and other work-based learning. Additionally, the Department of Health are setting up a new national strategic partnership with key stakeholders focused on improving the mental health of 16-25 year olds by encouraging more coordinated action, experimentation and robust evaluation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 157170 more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T16:17:42.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T16:17:42.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how his Department monitors compliance by English local authorities with requirements prescribed in section 1 of the Childcare Act 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 155281 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The department does not monitor local authority compliance with section 1 of the Childcare Act 2006. We do continue to work closely with local authorities to improve outcomes for children, such as through the Partners in Practice programme, the special educational needs and disabilities reform programme, and our work to close the word gap announced in ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: a plan to improve social mobility through education’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T14:51:37.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T14:51:37.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 has taken to ensure that children who do not attend registered early years settings meet the physical and emotional development standards outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 53558 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answer text <p>All three- and four-year-olds and eligible two year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week and registered providers offering this early years provision are required to meet the standards of learning and care in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Take up of the free entitlements is high with 95% of three and four year olds accessing the entitlement. Of the 97% of four year olds accessing provision, the majority will be in a reception class, where in the summer term every child is assessed against the Early Learning Goals as part of the EYFS Profile. In 2016 almost 70% of children reached a good level of development.</p><p>For children who do not attend a registered early years setting, there is no requirement for the parent or carer to meet any of the requirements in the EYFS Stage statutory framework. In 2015-16, the Department ran pilots in seven local authorities to offer the benefits of the Integrated Review to children not in formal childcare. The pilots evaluated how best to work with parents of two year-olds not in registered childcare settings, so that their children can also benefit from an Integrated Review. The results of this pilot are being considered.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T12:18:50.277Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T12:18:50.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on children's well-being of children being taught in different schools on account of their religious background. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 52231 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property answer text <p>We want a diverse educational system that provides greater choice for parents and a high quality education. The proposals in our consultation document, “Schools that work for everyone”, aim to increase the number of high quality places and broaden the types of providers of schools, including faith groups. We expect all schools to cater for the well-being of their pupils whatever their background and the type of school they attend.</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 2016-11-14T10:35:09.103Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T10:35:09.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 for consistent monitoring of the emotional, social and physical development of children in their early years, after the Early Years Foundation Profile becomes non-compulsory in September 2016; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
star this property uin 12513 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>It is important for parents and teachers to know how well a child is progressing. As such, communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development are set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework as prime learning areas for children from birth to age five.</p><br /><p>As part of the wider reforms to the accountability system for primary schools and the national curriculum we have introduced the reception baseline assessment for the 2015/16 academic year.</p><br /><p>The reception baseline forms one part of a teacher’s wider assessments in reception and we will expect early years practitioners to continue to carry out the appropriate ongoing, formative assessment of children of reception age.</p><br /><p>The EYFS statutory framework will also still require early years practitioners to carry out a progress check against the three prime areas of learning at age two, and we are improving this check for parents by bringing it together with health visitor checks in the form of new Integrated Reviews.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:06:13.59Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:06:13.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health 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 Health, what steps he plans to take to reduce further the rate of smoking, drug use and consumption of alcohol among secondary school pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 215134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Most smokers start using tobacco regularly before the age of 18 so the Government has taken action to reduce the numbers of young people taking up smoking, for example by implementing legislation to end the open display of tobacco in shops.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Tobacco can no longer be sold from vending machines in England, which has removed an easily accessible source of cigarettes for underage smokers. We introduced a package of measures in the Children and Families Act aimed at protecting young people from tobacco and nicotine addiction and the serious health harms of smoked tobacco, including ending smoking in private vehicles carrying children and introducing an age of sale for electronic cigarettes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our strategy is working and it is welcome news that smoking rates among young people are also falling, with 8% of 15 year olds smoking. This achieves the national ambition to reduce smoking in 15 year olds to 12% or less by the end of 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are committed to reducing the number of young people using drugs and ensuring that they are equipped with the information they need to make informed, healthy decisions and to keep themselves safe is essential. We are investing in a range of programmes which have a positive impact on young people, giving them the confidence, resilience and risk management skills to choose not to misuse drugs and/or alcohol. Examples include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- through mainstream support and the FRANK drug information and advice service we are providing tailored information and advice to young people and to parents, to help them protect their children from drug and/or alcohol misuse;</p><p> </p><p>- drug and alcohol education is part of national curriculum science at key stage 2 and key stage 3 and schools are encouraged, by the Department of Education, to build on this provision through the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) teaching within their classrooms; and</p><p> </p><p>- we have also developed online tools for educators and commissioners that include the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) which provides practical advice and tools based on the best international evidence; and the Centre for the Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT) has developed a database of evaluations of programmes aimed at improving outcomes for young people.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, this winter, Public Health England is aiming to launch Rise Above, an online resource and social movement designed to build young people’s (11-16 years old) resilience and empower them to make positive choices for their health. This includes equipping them with the resilience skills to tackle the health challenges of adolescence and handle risky situations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Alcohol Strategy set out several measures to support our commitment to reducing underage drinking. These include educating young people on the risks associated with alcohol and by addressing factors that can influence young people’s attitude to alcohol, such as parental drinking. We are ensuring that guidance is available for parents through a range of public and community organisations including; NHS Choices, Directgov, Family Lives, and NetMum, Mumsnet, Dad Talk and Contact a Family.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has also reformed the Licensing Act to give local communities more powers. The Act includes provisions to double fines for under-age alcohol sales to £20,000 and give councils and the police the power to shut permanently shops or bars that persistently sell to children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T17:36:16.69Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T17:36:16.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Health remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 the education system gives due consideration to the promotion of child wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The school curriculum must be broad and balanced. It must promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.</p><p> </p><p>Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education supports the teaching of all subjects across the school curriculum. With a new slimmed down curriculum, schools have more freedom and autonomy to integrate activities into the curriculum which can promote pupils’ wellbeing and build character.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced a new departmental priority with the aim of supporting schools and colleges to prepare well-rounded young people for success in adult life. We are working closely with the Department of Health’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce, which includes school representatives, to look at how we can further improve the prevention and identification of mental health problems and access to mental health services.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T10:52:46.5285408Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T10:52:46.5285408Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this