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1125595
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Schools: Health Education 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 he has taken to ensure the new Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools is balanced and objective in its use of language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 252525 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet was produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.</p><p>Schools are free to determine which resources they use, including materials to develop professional knowledge. Head teachers and subject specialists are best placed to make those decisions. The Department does not prescribe what must and must not be used.</p><p>Many schools work with specialist subject associations who help schools to access high quality materials, including resources that they have quality assured.</p><p>The Department is clear that in teaching about sensitive issues such as abortion, any teaching must be age-appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1125672
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Academies: Land more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 estimate his Department has made of the total loss of former public land to academy trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 252621 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 252623 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Z
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111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125674
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Academies: Land more like this
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the financial value of public land which academy trusts own under contracts which do not contain the right of his Department to acquire the land at no cost upon termination of the funding agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 252623 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 252621 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125680
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Education: Rural Areas more like this
unstar 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, which (a) Local Education Authorities and (b) Academy Chains undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 252478 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published guidance on rural proofing for which local authorities, and others, can apply if they wish. The information is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing</a>.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125699
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Schools: Inspections more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 many schools in England that are due to close have been inspected by Ofsted in the last 12 months; how much did each such inspection cost; and what the outcomes were of each of those inspections. 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 252627 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1125701
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Schools: Inspections more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 much notice (a) schools and (b) local authorities are given for Ofsted school inspections. 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 252629 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1125713
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 in Care more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 recent assessment he has made of the (a) number of and (b) reasons for children being taken into care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 252568 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of children who started to be looked after during the year by reason is published in Table C1 in the statistical release ‘Children Looked After in England including Adoption’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>. Information for children taken into care is shown in the attached tabled.</p><p>The government wants every child to be in a stable, loving home that is right for them. One of the key principles of the legislation which underpins the UK’s child protection system, is that children are best looked after within their families. However, that is not always possible and, as a last resort, local authorities can apply to the courts for a care or supervision order where the child is suffering, or is at risk of suffering, significant harm. In making their decisions, the courts must be satisfied that the threshold for significant harm has been met and that taking the child from his or her family’s care will be in the child’s best interests.</p><p> </p><p>Where a child cannot live at home, we must make sure they are safe and receive the highest quality care, which is why we are working hard to improve the social care support for children across England through our reform programme, Putting Children First. We have also established the Children’s Social Care What Works Centre, whose initial research priority focuses on ‘what works in safely reducing the need for children to enter care’.</p><p> </p><p>In the Autumn Budget, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £410 million for adult and children’s social care in 2019-20. A further £84 million is also being invested over the next 5 years through the Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme. This programme will support up to 20 local authorities with high or rising demand for children’s social care services to improve the support offered to vulnerable children and their families. Through this, we aim to enable more children to stay at home thriving in stable family environments, and safely reduce the number of children entering care.</p><p> </p><p>Across the government, we are also tackling the problems that cause children to be in need in the first place. This includes better supporting those with alcohol-dependent parents, the introduction of landmark legislation for those affected by domestic abuse, preventing young people being drawn into serious violence, and unprecedented investment in early years education and support for children and young people’s mental health.</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 252574 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.12Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 252568_252574_Children_In_Care_Table.doc more like this
star this property title 252568_252574_Table more like this
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1591
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1125743
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 in Care more like this
unstar 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 he has taken to reduce the number of children being taken into care; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures implemented by his Department to support that aim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 252574 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of children who started to be looked after during the year by reason is published in Table C1 in the statistical release ‘Children Looked After in England including Adoption’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>. Information for children taken into care is shown in the attached tabled.</p><p>The government wants every child to be in a stable, loving home that is right for them. One of the key principles of the legislation which underpins the UK’s child protection system, is that children are best looked after within their families. However, that is not always possible and, as a last resort, local authorities can apply to the courts for a care or supervision order where the child is suffering, or is at risk of suffering, significant harm. In making their decisions, the courts must be satisfied that the threshold for significant harm has been met and that taking the child from his or her family’s care will be in the child’s best interests.</p><p> </p><p>Where a child cannot live at home, we must make sure they are safe and receive the highest quality care, which is why we are working hard to improve the social care support for children across England through our reform programme, Putting Children First. We have also established the Children’s Social Care What Works Centre, whose initial research priority focuses on ‘what works in safely reducing the need for children to enter care’.</p><p> </p><p>In the Autumn Budget, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £410 million for adult and children’s social care in 2019-20. A further £84 million is also being invested over the next 5 years through the Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme. This programme will support up to 20 local authorities with high or rising demand for children’s social care services to improve the support offered to vulnerable children and their families. Through this, we aim to enable more children to stay at home thriving in stable family environments, and safely reduce the number of children entering care.</p><p> </p><p>Across the government, we are also tackling the problems that cause children to be in need in the first place. This includes better supporting those with alcohol-dependent parents, the introduction of landmark legislation for those affected by domestic abuse, preventing young people being drawn into serious violence, and unprecedented investment in early years education and support for children and young people’s mental health.</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 252568 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.167Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 252568_252574_Children_In_Care_Table.doc more like this
star this property title 252568_252574_Table more like this
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1591
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1125422
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 English Language and Mathematics: GCSE more like this
unstar 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, whether he plans to introduce Essential skills Maths and English for students with lower levels of attainment in respect of the GCSE curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251989 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The government recognises the importance of English and maths both in work and everyday life. In England, we want to ensure that pupils benefit from reformed GCSEs, which are the gold standard qualification at 16. The new GCSEs are better at equipping young people with the literacy and numeracy required for further study and employment.</p><p> </p><p>Students in England who leave school without a GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and maths have to continue studying these subjects.</p><p> </p><p>Post-16 students with prior attainment of a GCSE grade 2 or below have a choice of which qualification to study including GCSEs and functional skills qualifications. We are reforming functional skills qualifications to improve their rigour and relevance, as well as improving their recognition amongst employers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T09:37:05.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T09:37:05.317Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125436
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 in Care more like this
unstar 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 data his Department holds on the number of children of offenders currently in the care system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 252096 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​The department does not collect information specifically on the number of children of offenders taken into care and the costs associated with this.</p><p>Information is collected on the main category of need for which a child is looked-after, including low income, family in acute stress or family dysfunction, but within those categories offending by a parent is not identified separately as a reason for a child to be looked-after. The main category of need is dependent on an individual child’s circumstances; not solely a shared characteristic of parental offending. Children who are in need simply because a parent has been imprisoned but the reason for imprisonment bears no relation to the child being in need can be included as in need under the category of absent parenting.</p><p>The cost of support and care placements varies across individual children. Local authorities are required to submit their spending on children in care to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, which is published annually. We also publish information on the average weekly unit costs of looked after children, by local authority, in the Local Authority Interactive Tool.</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 252107 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T10:00:16.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T10:00:16.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4491
unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this