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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos 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 implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, which sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos, implements the EC Zoos Directive in Great Britain. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which have powers to check compliance with zoo licences, to impose conditions and to take action. Ultimately this could mean closing part, or all, of a zoo if the requirements of the legislation are not met. This in turn ensures our compliance with the Directive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to concerns about how local authorities were carrying out this role, Defra commissioned research into local authority implementation of the Act. The 2011 report, which looked at the period 2008-2010, found no serious problems and indeed there was evidence of significant improvements in a number of areas during this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report made suggestions for further improvements, such as updating guidance and zoo inspection report forms. These, together with the majority of the suggestions, have been actioned and we continue to work to make further improvements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
77282
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Wind Power 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 steps are currently in place, and what steps they intend to take, to address health and safety issues associated with the use of wind turbines. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Wind generators, in the same way as all other industries, are covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA). This requires them as duty holders to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their employees and any members of the public who may be affected by their activities.</p><p>There are also well-established British and European standards covering product safety. The HSE performs appropriate regulatory checks on the operation and maintenance of wind turbines and also commissions research as needed. An HSE-commissioned report on risk assessment in the vicinity of wind turbines was published in 2013 and can be viewed online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr968.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr968.pdf</a>.</p><p>Offshore wind developers are working together, through the G9 group, to seek solutions to safety challenges to working offshore. More information can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.g9offshorewind.com/about-the-g9" target="_blank">http://www.g9offshorewind.com/about-the-g9</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T13:07:13.5803971Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T13:07:13.5803971Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
77283
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Wind Power 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 is the current success rate of planning applications for wind turbines and wind farms; and what were the comparable figures in each of the last five calendar years. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
unstar this property uin HL1017 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD) tracks the progress of all projects over 0.01MW from submission of a planning application through to determination and generation:</p><p><a href="https://restats.decc.gov.uk/app/reporting/decc/monthlyextract" target="_blank">https://restats.decc.gov.uk/app/reporting/decc/monthlyextract</a></p><p>The table below sets out the number and percentage of onshore wind installations, as well as the combined capacity of those installations, which are recorded on the REPD as having been approved or refused planning permission, on a year-by-year basis, since January 2009. These numbers are accurate as of the end of May 2014:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Number of planning applications</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Capacity (MW)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Approved</p></td><td><p>Refused</p></td><td><p>Approved</p></td><td><p>Refused</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>105 (73%)</p></td><td><p>38 (27%)</p></td><td><p>1183 (68%)</p></td><td><p>558 (32%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>119 (75%)</p></td><td><p>40 (25%)</p></td><td><p>1249 (66%)</p></td><td><p>644 (34%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>138 (71%)</p></td><td><p>57 (29%)</p></td><td><p>964 (67%)</p></td><td><p>483 (33%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>275 (71%)</p></td><td><p>111 (29%)</p></td><td><p>2252 (76%)</p></td><td><p>727 (24%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20113</p></td><td><p>438 (59%)</p></td><td><p>303 (41%)</p></td><td><p>1422 (47%)</p></td><td><p>1603 (53%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan- May 2014</p></td><td><p>86 (40%)</p></td><td><p>128 (60%)</p></td><td><p>594 (47%)</p></td><td><p>663 (53%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T13:06:05.4129147Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T13:06:05.4129147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
78854
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star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Travel: Concessions 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 (1) concessionary fares, and (2) free travel arrangements, for bus and travel services exist in each region of the United Kingdom; and whether they have plans to expand and encourage such schemes. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL1244 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Statutory concessionary bus travel is a devolved matter with separate systems administered in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. This response, therefore, refers only to the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The ENCTS is a statutory concession scheme which allows for free travel for older and disabled people on local bus services anywhere in England, between 0930 and 2300 during weekdays and anytime at weekends and bank holidays. In addition, local authorities are able to provide non-statutory, discretionary concessions for specified groups of people, from their own funds, in accordance with their local priorities, which the Government encourages. In each of the years 2010/11 to 2013/14, nearly all of the 89 Travel Concessionary Authorities outside London were offering some sort of discretionary travel concession over and above the statutory minimum ENCTS, for example companion passes or extensions to travel times. The statutory concession for London residents provides free travel for pass holders on almost all public transport in London. Details of discretionary enhancements across England can be found here -</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259404/concessionary-travel-statistics-2012-13.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259404/concessionary-travel-statistics-2012-13.pdf</a></p><p /> <p /> <p>(see in particular table BUS0841).</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:37:57.0424026Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:37:57.0424026Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
78250
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland 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 Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 14 July (WA 108), why it took four years for Northern Ireland officials to decide to consolidate the records of those released as a result of the Belfast Agreement of 1998. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
unstar this property uin HL1145 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Records received from the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) following the devolution of policing and justice powers were, at that time, deemed to be in an acceptable format. Following devolution, NIO officials have not been required to consolidate the information held and are now undertaking a consolidation exercise.</p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:23:48.1770208Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:23:48.1770208Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria 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 President Assad’s re-election by the Syrian people, whether they intend to amend their stance on the Presidency of Syria as described in the answer by Baroness Warsi on 1 July (WA 253); and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
unstar this property uin HL956 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK remains committed to finding a political settlement to the Syria crisis. President Assad is the greatest obstacle to such a settlement. He refused to engage substantively in the UN Security Council-backed Geneva II peace talks which aimed to establish a transitional government agreed by both sides, and lay the foundations for free and fair elections. Instead, his regime’s brutality continues to fuel the conflict, stoke sectarian tensions, and create conditions conducive to the growth of terrorism. President Assad is not a credible partner for solving this crisis.</p><p>The regime’s recent Presidential “elections” do not change this. They were a parody of democracy, taking place against the backdrop of horrendous violence, and disenfranchising the many millions of Syrians who have been forced to flee their homes. The Arab League, the UN, the US, Turkey and the EU all rejected these so-called elections.</p><p>We continue to call on the Assad regime to make a clear commitment to ending the violence and engaging in substantive talks with the opposition under the Geneva framework. The UK will continue to support a strong and more inclusive opposition and work to increase pressure on the regime in order to create conditions for a political settlement that can end the conflict and address the terrorist threat.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:39:08.3561931Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:39:08.3561931Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
78258
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sports: Young People 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 steps they are taking to encourage young people to engage in sport. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
unstar this property uin HL1153 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As part of Sport England’s 2012- 17 Youth and Community Strategy it is investing £461 million to get more young people playing sport regularly. Currently over half of all young people (54.5%) play sport once a week and almost a quarter of a million more young people are playing sport today than in 2005 when London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Specific targets for young people have been agreed with each national governing body of sport. Sport England is also running programmes specifically targeting young people including Sportivate which over the last two years has given almost 400,000 young people the opportunity to take up a new sport. Over 2000 satellite clubs have been set up across England to reduce the number of young people who stop playing sport after leaving school.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:04:48.0516837Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:04:48.0516837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
78290
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Secure Accommodation 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 whether the funding for secure children's homes will be ring-fenced to maintain places. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Secure children’s homes (SCHs) are children’s homes that provide a locked environment and restrict a young person’s liberty. They provide care and accommodation to children and young people who have been placed there on welfare grounds by local authorities and the courts. They also accommodate and care for children and young people who have been detained or sentenced by the Youth Justice Board (YJB), and those who have been remanded to secure local authority accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>Funding for local authorities to purchase welfare beds is included in the Revenue Support Grant given to local authorities and is not ring-fenced, in line with our general policy to increase the control that local authorities have over their budgets to meet local needs.</p><p> </p><p>The YJB has a series of block-bed contracts with nine SCHs across England and Wales. A recent tendering exercise let a number of new two-year contracts.</p><p>The latest statistics on SCHs published on 4 June 2014 show that there were 298 approved places in England and Wales at 31 March 2014, an extra two places since 31 March 2013. These statistics are available online:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/317365/SFR14-2014_Text.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/317365/SFR14-2014_Text.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:26:54.0071658Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:26:54.0071658Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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78240
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Standards 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 assessment they have made of introducing data on post-school destinations in addition to academic achievements as an indicator of school performance. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
unstar this property uin HL1135 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education intends to publish destination measures data for both key stage 4 (KS4) and key stage 5 (KS5) in performance tables once we are satisfied that the data are robust enough. KS4 education destinations are already included in performance tables, and have been since 2013, but before we publish full destinations data we have to test and evaluate it fully to ensure its reliability.</p><p> </p><p>We published the KS5 destination measure for the first time as experimental statistics in the 2014 destinations statistical first release[1] because of the inclusion of new institutions, such as independent schools and special schools. The employment, training and characteristics data need to be fully tested and evaluated before they can be published on the performance tables website. Tables, including employment data and breakdowns of the data based on student characteristics for former KS4 students, have also been published in the destination measures statistical first release (experimental statistics) alongside the KS5 data.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-destinations" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-destinations</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:40:46.962822Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:40:46.962822Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
78845
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star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Mental Health Services 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 steps they are taking in schools to improve the mental health of children up to age 16. more like this
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
unstar this property uin HL1235 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On the 16 June 2014 the Department for Education issued new non-statutory guidance for schools and teachers on pupil’s mental health and behaviour. This guidance gives information, guidance and practical tools on how to build resilience and support good mental health. It also helps school staff identify those pupils who may have emerging problems and provides guidance on appropriate routes of support. The guidance is published online:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-and-behaviour-in-schools--2" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-and-behaviour-in-schools--2</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition our special educational needs (SEN) reforms are set out in the 0-25 SEN and Disability Code of Practice which is currently before Parliament. This makes it clear that schools should look to identify any underlying mental health needs that pupils have. The Code emphasises the importance of staff development and provides a number of signposts to specific support. This includes further support for teachers and adults working with children and young people, which is available through <a href="http://www.minded.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.minded.org.uk</a>, a website funded by the Department of Health that helps adults identify and support children and young people’s mental health issues.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:21:38.5235764Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:21:38.5235764Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this