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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Exploitation remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, how many children-in-need assessments were undertaken in which criminal exploitation through county lines was identified as a potential risk to the child’s life in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 281047 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Regarding the number of children in need assessments undertaken in which criminal exploitation through county lines was identified as a potential risk to the child’s life, the information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Children in Need census, we collect factors identified at the end of the assessment. These factors include trafficking, gangs and child sexual exploitation. However, this information gives no specific indication of county lines involvement or a risk to the child’s life. The information in fact indicates that the child has been referred and assessed by the local authority and that these issues were a factor at the end of assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of factors identified at the end of assessment, including trafficking, gangs and child sexual exploitation, is published in table C3 of the ‘Characteristics of children in need’ statistical release, which can be viewed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:03:36.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:03:36.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1143248
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation remove filter
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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 children the Government plans to support through the Tackling Child Exploitation Support programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 284542 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 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme will include support for local safeguarding partners - the police, health and the local authority - to develop and deliver a strategic response to extra-familial harms and child exploitation. The police force(s) in any safeguarding partnership will be responsible for ensuring that any intelligence gathered during safeguarding activity in that area is used to disrupt organised crime gangs involved in grooming.</p><p>The Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme will not be focussing directly on individual children and young people - it has been contracted to provide support for partners in local areas with safeguarding responsibilities to develop their capability to provide a better safeguarding response for children in their area. There are many organisations already providing valuable support for direct practice with children and young people and the support programme will signpost local partners to them.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 285285 more like this
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less than 2019-09-06T16:48:51.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T16:48:51.087Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4267
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1141449
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Exploitation remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, if his Department will take steps to ensure that (a) local authorities and (b) police forces collect data on children at risk of criminal exploitation within their areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 281117 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by the former Home Secretary (Sajid Javid), my right hon. Friend, the Member for Bromsgrove, on 15 July, the statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children (2018)’ sets out how the 3 safeguarding partners – the police, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the local authority - should have a clear understanding of the collective needs of children locally when commissioning effective services. These collective needs include the risks of criminal exploitation that are faced by children. In addition, the local authority is under a duty to monitor and report on serious child safeguarding incidents to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.</p><p> </p><p>The safeguarding partners must publish an annual report setting out what they have done as a result of the arrangements, including how effective these arrangements have been in practice. They must also include how they will use data and intelligence to assess the effectiveness of the help being provided to children and families as well as the procedures and processes for cases relating to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, including in relation to child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the department’s annual ‘Children in Need’ census, local authorities are also required to report to the department on the factors identified at the end of the assessment of children, including trafficking, missing children, gangs and child sexual exploitation, all of which may be related to the risk of child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office have provided £3.6 million for the establishment of the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre (NCLCC) to enhance the intelligence picture and support cross-border efforts to tackle county lines. The NCLCC supports operational policing as well as providing a central point at which intelligence and information is shared and the links with criminal exploitation and illegal drugs markets are identified.</p><p> </p><p>In November 2018, the Director General of the National Crime Agency formally tasked all Chief Constables to direct all forces to implement a more consistent and prioritised intelligence and operational response, in respect of county lines drugs supply, to include the submission of intelligence to the NCLCC and a prioritised response to high-risk lines and gangs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281056 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141448
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Exploitation remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing a contextual safeguarding framework to be used alongside other safeguarding models within the child protection system in order to better identify and support children being exploited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 281116 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by my hon. Friend, the Member for Louth and Horncastle on 15 July 2019, the statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, titled ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018’, is very clear that anyone who has concerns about a child’s welfare should make a referral to local authority children’s social care. This should be done immediately, if there is a concern that the child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so. This guidance can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>.</p><p> </p><p>That same guidance also sets out that assessments, including early help assessments, should look at the nature and level of risk faced by a child, and whether the risk is from within or external to the family. In response, local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early.</p><p> </p><p>A number of our best performing local authorities, known as Partners in Practice, are testing different approaches to how best to assess and support children who are at risk of abuse from extra familial threats. This includes funding up to £2 million for the London Borough of Hackney to test a contextual safeguarding approach through the Innovation Programme. The project is being externally evaluated and we expect the final report in September 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the ‘Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme’ to provide evidence-based expertise, advice and practical support to safeguarding partners in local areas to develop an effective multi agency response to extra-familial harms, such as child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, and gang and drug involvement that exploit vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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281060 more like this
281061 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.547Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141324
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Exploitation remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, what plans his Department has to ensure that local authorities monitor the risk of criminal exploitation to children within their area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 281056 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by the former Home Secretary (Sajid Javid), my right hon. Friend, the Member for Bromsgrove, on 15 July, the statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children (2018)’ sets out how the 3 safeguarding partners – the police, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the local authority - should have a clear understanding of the collective needs of children locally when commissioning effective services. These collective needs include the risks of criminal exploitation that are faced by children. In addition, the local authority is under a duty to monitor and report on serious child safeguarding incidents to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.</p><p> </p><p>The safeguarding partners must publish an annual report setting out what they have done as a result of the arrangements, including how effective these arrangements have been in practice. They must also include how they will use data and intelligence to assess the effectiveness of the help being provided to children and families as well as the procedures and processes for cases relating to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, including in relation to child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the department’s annual ‘Children in Need’ census, local authorities are also required to report to the department on the factors identified at the end of the assessment of children, including trafficking, missing children, gangs and child sexual exploitation, all of which may be related to the risk of child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office have provided £3.6 million for the establishment of the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre (NCLCC) to enhance the intelligence picture and support cross-border efforts to tackle county lines. The NCLCC supports operational policing as well as providing a central point at which intelligence and information is shared and the links with criminal exploitation and illegal drugs markets are identified.</p><p> </p><p>In November 2018, the Director General of the National Crime Agency formally tasked all Chief Constables to direct all forces to implement a more consistent and prioritised intelligence and operational response, in respect of county lines drugs supply, to include the submission of intelligence to the NCLCC and a prioritised response to high-risk lines and gangs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281117 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.357Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141338
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Exploitation remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, what plans his Department has to ensure that services can safeguard children at the earliest opportunity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 281060 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by my hon. Friend, the Member for Louth and Horncastle on 15 July 2019, the statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, titled ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018’, is very clear that anyone who has concerns about a child’s welfare should make a referral to local authority children’s social care. This should be done immediately, if there is a concern that the child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so. This guidance can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>.</p><p> </p><p>That same guidance also sets out that assessments, including early help assessments, should look at the nature and level of risk faced by a child, and whether the risk is from within or external to the family. In response, local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early.</p><p> </p><p>A number of our best performing local authorities, known as Partners in Practice, are testing different approaches to how best to assess and support children who are at risk of abuse from extra familial threats. This includes funding up to £2 million for the London Borough of Hackney to test a contextual safeguarding approach through the Innovation Programme. The project is being externally evaluated and we expect the final report in September 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the ‘Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme’ to provide evidence-based expertise, advice and practical support to safeguarding partners in local areas to develop an effective multi agency response to extra-familial harms, such as child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, and gang and drug involvement that exploit vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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281061 more like this
281116 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.46Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131196
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 answering member 4113
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141340
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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: Exploitation remove filter
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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 assessment he has made of the need for a contextual safeguarding framework to be used alongside other safeguarding models within the child protection system in order to more effectively identify and support children who are being exploited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 281061 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by my hon. Friend, the Member for Louth and Horncastle on 15 July 2019, the statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, titled ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018’, is very clear that anyone who has concerns about a child’s welfare should make a referral to local authority children’s social care. This should be done immediately, if there is a concern that the child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so. This guidance can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>.</p><p> </p><p>That same guidance also sets out that assessments, including early help assessments, should look at the nature and level of risk faced by a child, and whether the risk is from within or external to the family. In response, local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early.</p><p> </p><p>A number of our best performing local authorities, known as Partners in Practice, are testing different approaches to how best to assess and support children who are at risk of abuse from extra familial threats. This includes funding up to £2 million for the London Borough of Hackney to test a contextual safeguarding approach through the Innovation Programme. The project is being externally evaluated and we expect the final report in September 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the ‘Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme’ to provide evidence-based expertise, advice and practical support to safeguarding partners in local areas to develop an effective multi agency response to extra-familial harms, such as child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, and gang and drug involvement that exploit vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
281060 more like this
281116 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.507Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131823
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 answering member 4113
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1143550
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
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: Exploitation remove filter
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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 plans to take through the Tackling Child Exploitation Support programme to support local bodies to disrupt organised networks known as grooming gangs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 285285 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 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme will include support for local safeguarding partners - the police, health and the local authority - to develop and deliver a strategic response to extra-familial harms and child exploitation. The police force(s) in any safeguarding partnership will be responsible for ensuring that any intelligence gathered during safeguarding activity in that area is used to disrupt organised crime gangs involved in grooming.</p><p>The Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme will not be focussing directly on individual children and young people - it has been contracted to provide support for partners in local areas with safeguarding responsibilities to develop their capability to provide a better safeguarding response for children in their area. There are many organisations already providing valuable support for direct practice with children and young people and the support programme will signpost local partners to them.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 284542 more like this
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less than 2019-09-06T16:48:51.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T16:48:51.137Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4267
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1142005
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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: Exploitation remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Children: Exploitation, what steps his Department has taken to communicate to local authorities the updates made in September 2018 to the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance; and what funding has been provided from the public purse to train those delivering associated services to implement that guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 282356 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 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability on 15 July 2019, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ was published in July 2018. The working together to safeguard children guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>.</p><p>In September 2018, the Home Office published updated guidance 'Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines guidance'. This guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-exploitation-of-children-and-vulnerable-adults-county-lines" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-exploitation-of-children-and-vulnerable-adults-county-lines</a>.</p><p>Both pieces of guidance were published on the GOV.UK website and to support this, were promoted to local authorities through a variety of channels including:</p><ul><li>English local authority communications team;</li><li>Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) e-bulletin to local authority CEOs;</li><li>The Society of Local Authorities’ Chief Executives bulletin;</li><li>The Association of Directors of Children’s Services bulletin;</li><li>The Association of Directors of Adults Social Services;</li><li>The National Association of Head Teachers website;</li><li>The Association of School and College Leaders website; and</li><li>NHS England.</li></ul><p>The updated county lines guidance was also shared with police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners to share with their local stakeholders. ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children' was also shared with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and other key organisations including:</p><ul><li>The Local Government Association;</li><li>The Association of Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board Chairs;</li><li>The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health,</li><li>The Royal College of Nursing;</li><li>Barnardo’s;</li><li>The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children; and</li><li>Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary of Fire and Rescue Services.</li></ul><p>Funding for children’s services sits with local authorities as part of their main un-ringfenced budgets, so they have the flexibility to decide how to spend it to best meet local needs, including on any training arrangements for professionals working to safeguard children and young people. This funding is allocated through MHCLG's annual Local Government Funding Settlement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T08:39:38.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T08:39:38.88Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1138217
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy of the recommendations of the Children’s Society report, Counting Lives: Responding to Children Who Are Criminally Exploited, published in July 2019 on (a) amending the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to include a definition of child criminal exploitation, (b) introducing with the Department for Education a cross-Departmental strategy against child criminal exploitation including changes to relevant statutory guidance, (c) introducing universal access to Independent Child Trafficking Advocates providing support throughout childhood and the transition into adulthood and (d) ensuring that all local safeguarding partnerships maintain an assessment of how many children are at risk of child criminal exploitation in their areas and use that assessment in planning their early intervention and prevention activities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Criminal exploitation in the form of county lines has a devastating impact on those affected and we must work together to identify and safeguard the vic-tims and potential victims of this form of exploitation as early as possible.</p><p>We welcome the report published by the Children’s Society and will consider its findings carefully as we continue to develop and strengthen our response to county lines.</p><p>In 2018, the Department for Education revised the Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance to reflect the risks to include specific mention of the risks to children from county lines, criminal exploitation and other harms from outside the home.</p><p>New arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, must be implemented by safeguarding partners by the end of September 2019. It will be for local determination what the arrangements cover, but they must set out how all children, including those at risk of child criminal exploitation, will be kept safe. In order to bring transparency about the activities undertaken, the safeguarding partners must publish a report at least once in every 12-month period, setting out what they have done as a result of the arrangements and how effective these arrangements have been in practice.</p><p>The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 considered the def-inition of exploitation under the Act and found it is sufficiently flexible to meet a range of new and emerging forms of modern slavery.</p><p>In addition, there is an existing, published definition of child criminal exploi-tation in the Serious Violence Strategy. The strategy is available <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/698009/serious-violence-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/698009/serious-violence-strategy.pdf</a></p><p>Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which makes provisions for Inde-pendent Child Trafficking Advocates was also considered by the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. In-line with one of the Review’s recommendations, Independent Child Trafficking Advocates have recently been renamed Independent Child Trafficking Guardians (ICTGs).</p><p>ICTGs are an additional source of advice and support for all trafficked children and somebody who can advocate on their behalf. The current service model provides one-to-one support for children who lack a figure of parental responsibility for them in the UK and an expert ICTG regional practice co-ordinator whose role will be to focus on children who do have a figure of parental responsibility for them in the UK. The ICTG regional practice co-ordinator works with statutory bodies including the police, social workers and the Criminal Justice System to foster effective multi-agency working to safeguard these vulnerable children.</p><p>The Government remains committed to rolling out ICTGs nationally with the service currently being available in one third of local authorities in England and Wales.The Government Response to the Independent Review was published on 9 July and is available: <br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
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