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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) which local authority children's services departments have been found by Ofsted since January 2015 to be persistently or systemically failing; (2) which were made subject to the appointment of commissioners; and (3) which are currently run by commissioners. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department has categorised local authority children’s social care services as ‘systemic’ or ‘persistent’ failures since December 2015 when it introduced a tougher intervention regime. The following authorities have been subject to this new policy:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>LA</p></td><td><p>Systemic/Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barnet</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bromley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dudley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirklees</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norfolk</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Reading</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sandwell</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Torbay</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Worcestershire</p></td><td><p>Persistent &amp; Systemic</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of these authorities have been subject to the appointment of Commissioners, with the exception of Barnet where recruitment for a Commissioner has not yet concluded. These authorities retain accountability for the effective running of their children’s services. Commissioners do not run the services, but do make recommendations to the Secretary of State on whether operational control of services should be removed from the council. Where Ministers accept a recommendation that services should transfer to alternative delivery arrangements, such as a new Children’s Services Trust, Commissioners will oversee this process</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:43:09.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:09.893Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
751168
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 20 January (HL4582), to what extent the training for foster carers and support workers commissioned from the Refugee Council and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking addresses (1) the indicators of modern slavery, and (2) particular risks and needs of children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL765 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to update the practice guidance ‘Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked’. The revised statutory guidance ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ will be published this autumn.</p><p>The training for foster carers and support workers that DfE commissioned from the Refugee Council and ECPAT enables those caring for unaccompanied and trafficked children to understand the challenges and risks facing these children, and equips participants with the knowledge and tools to respond effectively to their needs. Participants were also provided with access to an e-learning course to help recognise the needs of child and adult victims of trafficking and guidance on actions carers and professionals should take to identify and safeguard victims.</p><p>Foster carers and support workers attended training courses located in 48 local authorities (see list below). Training was not limited to carers from those authorities.</p><p>The forthcoming safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children will address the need for any additional training required by foster carers and support workers to care for children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation.</p><p>Further to the training which has recently commissioned, the statutory guidance on ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ states that “Everyone involved in the care of unaccompanied and trafficked children should be trained to recognise and understand the particular issues likely to be faced by these children. This includes recognising the indicators of trafficking as a child’s previous history or current experience of being trafficked might not be apparent on entering care.&quot;</p><p>List of local authorities where the training by ECPAT and Refugee Council was located:</p><p>Bolton</p><p>Bournemouth</p><p>Bristol</p><p>Bromley</p><p>Cambridgeshire</p><p>Camden</p><p>Cheshire East</p><p>Cornwall</p><p>Coventry</p><p>Croydon</p><p>Derbyshire</p><p>Devon</p><p>Doncaster</p><p>East Riding</p><p>Essex</p><p>Gloucestershire</p><p>Hampshire</p><p>Haringey</p><p>Harrow</p><p>Hertfordshire</p><p>Kent</p><p>Lambeth</p><p>Lancashire</p><p>Leeds</p><p>Leicester City</p><p>Leicestershire</p><p>Liverpool</p><p>Manchester</p><p>Medway</p><p>Merton</p><p>Middlesbrough</p><p>North Somerset</p><p>North Tyneside</p><p>Northumberland</p><p>Nottingham City</p><p>Oldham</p><p>Sheffield</p><p>Shropshire</p><p>Somerset</p><p>Staffordshire</p><p>Suffolk</p><p>Sunderland</p><p>Thurrock</p><p>Walsall</p><p>Warrington</p><p>West Sussex</p><p>Wiltshire</p><p>Worcestershire</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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HL764 more like this
HL766 more like this
HL767 more like this
HL768 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.65Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 McColl of Dulwich more like this
751137
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how any higher education provider that does not obtain a Bronze status or higher in future Teaching Excellence Frameworks will be categorised. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL734 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>All providers who successfully meet the eligibility criteria, including the rigorous quality assessments by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education<strong>​​</strong>, and which have sufficient metrics to be assessed, will achieve a Bronze award, or above, in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Those providers which have met the eligibility criteria but do not have sufficient metrics will instead receive a provisional award.</p><p>As noted during the Higher Education and Research Bill process some providers do not meet the eligibility requirements noted for TEF. Providers who do not meet the eligibility requirements, or who chose not to participate, will appear without a TEF award on Unistats and on the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:11:24.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:11:24.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
755145
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Apprentices more like this
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships there are in England. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>This information about apprenticeships and their demographics is published for England in the further education and skills statistical first release. The information can be found in the main tables 2 and 6 (2015 to 2016 academic year), and 21 (2016 to 2017 academic year reported to date).</p><p> </p><p>The latest publication is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Previous and future publications are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL1155 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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530
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones more like this
753263
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action the Higher Education Funding Council for England has taken to restrain the growth in senior management pay in the higher education sector. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
755147
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Apprentices more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the gender balance of those undertaking apprenticeships in England. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL1155 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>This information about apprenticeships and their demographics is published for England in the further education and skills statistical first release. The information can be found in the main tables 2 and 6 (2015 to 2016 academic year), and 21 (2016 to 2017 academic year reported to date).</p><p> </p><p>The latest publication is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-july-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Previous and future publications are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-statistical-first-release-sfr</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL1154 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.647Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T13:57:31.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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530
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749230
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the analysis in the report of the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the public cost of student loans that, for each £1 loaned to cover costs of tuition and maintenance, the long-term cost to the Treasury is 43.3p. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL566 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>The Resource Accounting and Budgeting (RAB) charge estimates the value of loans that will not be repaid during their 30-year term. This is usually expressed as a percentage of the loan outlay made in the relevant year.</p><p> </p><p>The estimate of the RAB charge referenced in the question appears to have been taken from the 2014 Institute for Fiscal Studies report on “Estimating the public cost of student loans”. However, the most recently published Institute for Fiscal Studies report of July 2017 has updated this estimate to 31.3%. This is broadly similar to the Government’s estimate of the RAB charge at around 30% for full time tuition fee and maintenance loans and part time fee loans issued in 2016/17.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:22:22.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:22:22.193Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
749231
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the estimate in the report of the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the public cost of student loans that the total cost of the taxpayer contribution in respect of young full-time undergraduates enrolling in English universities in 2012 is only five per cent lower than the estimated cost for that cohort had the changes to higher education funding not been introduced. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL567 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>The most recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report (“Higher Education funding in England: past, present and options for the future”) of July 2017 states that the long run cost of the 2017 system in 2017 is £5.9 billion, 35% lower than the £9.0 billion that is the equivalent cost of the 2011 system.</p><p> </p><p>The figure of 5% was in a 2014 report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:18:49.953Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:18:49.953Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
751171
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that children who may have been victims of modern slavery are placed with foster carers or support workers who have received specific training on how to care for such children. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to update the practice guidance ‘Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked’. The revised statutory guidance ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ will be published this autumn.</p><p>The training for foster carers and support workers that DfE commissioned from the Refugee Council and ECPAT enables those caring for unaccompanied and trafficked children to understand the challenges and risks facing these children, and equips participants with the knowledge and tools to respond effectively to their needs. Participants were also provided with access to an e-learning course to help recognise the needs of child and adult victims of trafficking and guidance on actions carers and professionals should take to identify and safeguard victims.</p><p>Foster carers and support workers attended training courses located in 48 local authorities (see list below). Training was not limited to carers from those authorities.</p><p>The forthcoming safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children will address the need for any additional training required by foster carers and support workers to care for children who are, or might be, victims of human trafficking and exploitation.</p><p>Further to the training which has recently commissioned, the statutory guidance on ‘The care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children’ states that “Everyone involved in the care of unaccompanied and trafficked children should be trained to recognise and understand the particular issues likely to be faced by these children. This includes recognising the indicators of trafficking as a child’s previous history or current experience of being trafficked might not be apparent on entering care.&quot;</p><p>List of local authorities where the training by ECPAT and Refugee Council was located:</p><p>Bolton</p><p>Bournemouth</p><p>Bristol</p><p>Bromley</p><p>Cambridgeshire</p><p>Camden</p><p>Cheshire East</p><p>Cornwall</p><p>Coventry</p><p>Croydon</p><p>Derbyshire</p><p>Devon</p><p>Doncaster</p><p>East Riding</p><p>Essex</p><p>Gloucestershire</p><p>Hampshire</p><p>Haringey</p><p>Harrow</p><p>Hertfordshire</p><p>Kent</p><p>Lambeth</p><p>Lancashire</p><p>Leeds</p><p>Leicester City</p><p>Leicestershire</p><p>Liverpool</p><p>Manchester</p><p>Medway</p><p>Merton</p><p>Middlesbrough</p><p>North Somerset</p><p>North Tyneside</p><p>Northumberland</p><p>Nottingham City</p><p>Oldham</p><p>Sheffield</p><p>Shropshire</p><p>Somerset</p><p>Staffordshire</p><p>Suffolk</p><p>Sunderland</p><p>Thurrock</p><p>Walsall</p><p>Warrington</p><p>West Sussex</p><p>Wiltshire</p><p>Worcestershire</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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HL764 more like this
HL765 more like this
HL766 more like this
HL767 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:13:48.867Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
753933
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to improve the performance of Ofsted in responding to family members who raise matters of concern in relation to children's services departments and children's homes. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to you and a copy of her reply will be placed in the libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:46:17.147Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:46:17.147Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this