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star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with directors of children’s services on their ability to fulfil their statutory duties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 908224 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I regularly meet Directors of Children’s Services (DCS), and we have full and frank conversations on the delivery of children’s services. For example, just last week we met DCSs from Yorkshire and London. I understand the challenges facing the sector and I will continue to work with local government colleagues, particularly in advance of the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2018-12-17T16:51:10.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:51:10.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
1511
star this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
1023899
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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
unstar this property hansard heading Healthy Schools Rating Scheme more like this
star 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,with reference to the Government document entitled Childhood obesity: a plan for action, published in August 2016, when the Government plans to implement the healthy schools rating scheme set out in that plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 201625 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer my right hon. Friend, the member for Harlow, to the answer I gave on 18 December 2018 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-12-11/201162/" target="_blank">201162</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2018-12-18T14:51:03.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T14:51:03.673Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1029318
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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
unstar this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
star 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, with reference to the report entitled, Staying Put: An Unfulfilled Promise, published in November 2018 by the Fostering Nework, what steps his Department is taking to prevent foster carers losing their approval as a foster carer through Staying Put arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 204519 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The government keeps the Staying Put policy under constant review, including through monitoring data from local authorities on take-up by young people, engagement with the sector, and reviewing information from Ofsted inspections of local authorities. Staying Put was also considered as part of the independent fostering review undertaken by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, published in February 2018. Staying Put has helped thousands of care leavers to transition more smoothly from care to independence, and provides continuity of relationships and care arrangements. The latest data shows that increasing numbers of care leavers are living in Staying Put arrangements. In the year ending March 2018, 55% of 18 year olds chose to Stay Put, which is an increase of 4% compared to 2017.</p><p>The government does not believe that introducing a national minimum allowance for Staying Put carers is the right way forward. Unlike children in foster care, young people in Staying Put arrangements are adults and may be in work, or claiming benefits. These financial sources can be used to contribute to the cost of providing the Staying Put arrangement, in a similar way that young people who are still living at home with their parents may contribute to the cost of running the household.</p><p>The amount of funding the government has provided to local authorities in 2018/19 to implement Staying Put is £23.30 million, with a further £23.77 million committed for 2019/20. Decisions on funding beyond March 2020 will be subject to the outcome of the next Spending Review.</p><p>The level of financial support local authorities provide for each Staying Put arrangement depends on individual needs and circumstances, with the amount that the carer receives negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Statutory guidance makes clear that local authorities must give careful consideration to the impact of the Staying Put arrangement on the family’s financial position. Local authorities must consider all the factors relating to each local Staying Put arrangement, with the current arrangements allowing local authorities to cover all reasonable costs that may support the care leaver to remain living with their former foster carer.</p><p>The government does not believe that a foster carer’s approval should automatically lapse after 12 months if they are a Staying Put carer and will communicate this message to the sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
204516 more like this
204517 more like this
204518 more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T18:24:26.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T18:24:26.017Z
star this property answering member
4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
4370
star this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
1023058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
star 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, with reference to the report entitled, Staying Put: An Unfulfilled Promise, published in November 2018 by the Fostering Nework, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of a national minimum allowance for Staying Put programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 200656 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The government keeps the Staying Put policy under constant review, including through monitoring data from local authorities on take-up by young people, engagement with the sector, and reviewing information from Ofsted inspections of local authorities. Staying Put was also considered as part of the independent fostering review undertaken by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, published in February 2018. Staying Put has helped thousands of care leavers to transition more smoothly from care to independence, and provides continuity of relationships and care arrangements. Latest data shows that in the year ending March 2018, 55% of 18 year olds chose to Stay Put – an increase of 4% on 2017.</p><p>The government does not believe that introducing a national minimum allowance for Staying Put carers is the right way forward. Unlike children in foster care, young people in Staying Put arrangements are adults and may be in work, or claiming benefits. These can be used to contribute to the cost of providing the Staying Put arrangement, in a similar way that young people who are still living at home with their parents may contribute to the cost of running the household. The current arrangements allow local authorities to consider all factors in relation to each local Staying Put arrangement, and to negotiate the amount that the carer receives on a case-by-case basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 200655 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T10:19:10.233Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T10:19:10.233Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1023056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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
unstar this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
star 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, with reference to the policy paper entitled Keep on caring: supporting young people from care to independence, published in July 2016, when will the Government plans to review the implementation of the Staying Put programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 200655 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The government keeps the Staying Put policy under constant review, including through monitoring data from local authorities on take-up by young people, engagement with the sector, and reviewing information from Ofsted inspections of local authorities. Staying Put was also considered as part of the independent fostering review undertaken by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, published in February 2018. Staying Put has helped thousands of care leavers to transition more smoothly from care to independence, and provides continuity of relationships and care arrangements. Latest data shows that in the year ending March 2018, 55% of 18 year olds chose to Stay Put – an increase of 4% on 2017.</p><p>The government does not believe that introducing a national minimum allowance for Staying Put carers is the right way forward. Unlike children in foster care, young people in Staying Put arrangements are adults and may be in work, or claiming benefits. These can be used to contribute to the cost of providing the Staying Put arrangement, in a similar way that young people who are still living at home with their parents may contribute to the cost of running the household. The current arrangements allow local authorities to consider all factors in relation to each local Staying Put arrangement, and to negotiate the amount that the carer receives on a case-by-case basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 200656 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T10:19:10.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T10:19:10.187Z
star this property answering member
4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1016388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the finding of the British Medical Journal's report, Temporal and geographic patterns of stab injuries in young people: a retrospective cohort study from a UK major trauma centre, published on 6 November 2018, that children under 16 are at the highest risk of being stabbed when going home from school, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of staggering school leaving times to reduce incidents of knife crime between children. 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 196841 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>All schools have the autonomy to decide the structure and duration of their school day, which includes the flexibility to decide when their school day should start and finish.</p><p>The department has not made an assessment of these decisions taken by individual schools. We trust head teachers to decide how best to structure their school day to support their pupils’ education.</p><p>There are no specific legal requirements setting out how long each individual school day should be. Governing bodies of all maintained schools in England are responsible for deciding when each school day should begin and end. The duration of the school day in academies is the responsibility of the academy trust.</p><p>In the event that a school decides to make changes to its school day, it is our expectation that the school should act reasonably; giving parents notice and considering those affected, including pupils, teachers, and parents.</p><p>The department has made clear to schools that they have the power to discipline pupils for misbehaviour that occurs outside of the school premises. The school behaviour policy should set out what action the school will take in response to non-criminal misbehaviour off the school premises.</p><p>Any form of violence in schools is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated. The school behaviour policy should set out how poor behaviour, including incidents of violence, is dealt with. While the department expects schools to take immediate and robust action if incidents of violence occur, any decision on how to punish the pupil involved is a matter for the school. Should the incident constitute a criminal offence, the school should report it to the police.</p><p>Knife crime has devastating consequences on society, which is why this government is working hard to tackle it and protect our children, families and communities through the Serious Violence Strategy.</p><p>Schools must be safe places for pupils and we have strengthened teachers’ powers so they can take action if they suspect a pupil has brought a prohibited item, including knives, into school.</p><p>Alongside the government’s national #knifefree campaign, we have also created resources for schools so they can teach young people about the dangers of knife crime.</p><p>We have worked with the Home Office and other key stakeholders, including the Police, Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive, to produce new school security guidance, which includes reference to knife crime.</p><p>The department published its draft guidance and launched a public consultation on 26 November 2018 which will run until 18 February 2019. Both documents can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-security-draft-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-security-draft-guidance</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2018-12-04T17:37:10.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:37:10.187Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1023198
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Healthy Schools Rating Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the finding of Ofsted's 2018 thematic review that 26 per cent of primary schools are implementing the requirements of the national curriculum to deliver practical cookery education, when the Government plans to implement a healthy schools rating scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 201162 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to delivering the healthy schools rating scheme in a way that makes the most of existing resources available to schools. We have met with a wide range of stakeholders, as well as a number of interested suppliers, to discuss the best way to deliver the scheme. We are preparing our scheme based on testing and stakeholder feedback and will continue to work with stakeholders across government, the food sector and charitable organisations. We will share more information shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2018-12-18T11:11:07.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T11:11:07.273Z
star this property answering member
4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1029316
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Foster Care: Allowances more like this
star 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, with reference to the November 2018 Fostering Network report entitled Staying Put: An Unfulfilled Promise, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a national minimum Staying Put allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 204517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The government keeps the Staying Put policy under constant review, including through monitoring data from local authorities on take-up by young people, engagement with the sector, and reviewing information from Ofsted inspections of local authorities. Staying Put was also considered as part of the independent fostering review undertaken by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, published in February 2018. Staying Put has helped thousands of care leavers to transition more smoothly from care to independence, and provides continuity of relationships and care arrangements. The latest data shows that increasing numbers of care leavers are living in Staying Put arrangements. In the year ending March 2018, 55% of 18 year olds chose to Stay Put, which is an increase of 4% compared to 2017.</p><p>The government does not believe that introducing a national minimum allowance for Staying Put carers is the right way forward. Unlike children in foster care, young people in Staying Put arrangements are adults and may be in work, or claiming benefits. These financial sources can be used to contribute to the cost of providing the Staying Put arrangement, in a similar way that young people who are still living at home with their parents may contribute to the cost of running the household.</p><p>The amount of funding the government has provided to local authorities in 2018/19 to implement Staying Put is £23.30 million, with a further £23.77 million committed for 2019/20. Decisions on funding beyond March 2020 will be subject to the outcome of the next Spending Review.</p><p>The level of financial support local authorities provide for each Staying Put arrangement depends on individual needs and circumstances, with the amount that the carer receives negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Statutory guidance makes clear that local authorities must give careful consideration to the impact of the Staying Put arrangement on the family’s financial position. Local authorities must consider all the factors relating to each local Staying Put arrangement, with the current arrangements allowing local authorities to cover all reasonable costs that may support the care leaver to remain living with their former foster carer.</p><p>The government does not believe that a foster carer’s approval should automatically lapse after 12 months if they are a Staying Put carer and will communicate this message to the sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
204516 more like this
204518 more like this
204519 more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T18:24:26.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T18:24:26.11Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
4370
star this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
1029315
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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
unstar this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
star 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, with reference to the 2016 strategy entitled Keep on caring: supporting young people from care to independence, when the Government plans to review the implementation of the Staying Put duty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 204516 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The government keeps the Staying Put policy under constant review, including through monitoring data from local authorities on take-up by young people, engagement with the sector, and reviewing information from Ofsted inspections of local authorities. Staying Put was also considered as part of the independent fostering review undertaken by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, published in February 2018. Staying Put has helped thousands of care leavers to transition more smoothly from care to independence, and provides continuity of relationships and care arrangements. The latest data shows that increasing numbers of care leavers are living in Staying Put arrangements. In the year ending March 2018, 55% of 18 year olds chose to Stay Put, which is an increase of 4% compared to 2017.</p><p>The government does not believe that introducing a national minimum allowance for Staying Put carers is the right way forward. Unlike children in foster care, young people in Staying Put arrangements are adults and may be in work, or claiming benefits. These financial sources can be used to contribute to the cost of providing the Staying Put arrangement, in a similar way that young people who are still living at home with their parents may contribute to the cost of running the household.</p><p>The amount of funding the government has provided to local authorities in 2018/19 to implement Staying Put is £23.30 million, with a further £23.77 million committed for 2019/20. Decisions on funding beyond March 2020 will be subject to the outcome of the next Spending Review.</p><p>The level of financial support local authorities provide for each Staying Put arrangement depends on individual needs and circumstances, with the amount that the carer receives negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Statutory guidance makes clear that local authorities must give careful consideration to the impact of the Staying Put arrangement on the family’s financial position. Local authorities must consider all the factors relating to each local Staying Put arrangement, with the current arrangements allowing local authorities to cover all reasonable costs that may support the care leaver to remain living with their former foster carer.</p><p>The government does not believe that a foster carer’s approval should automatically lapse after 12 months if they are a Staying Put carer and will communicate this message to the sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
204517 more like this
204518 more like this
204519 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-01-08T18:24:26.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T18:24:26.077Z
star this property answering member
4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
4370
star this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
1027289
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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
unstar this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
star 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, with reference to table A2 of the statistical release Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2017-18, how many of the 9,720 looked-after children who were cared for in a friends and family foster placement on 31 March 2018 had also been in (a) an unrelated foster placement, (b) another family and friends care placement, (c) a children's home and (d) other provision for looked-after children; and whether this data could be provided at (i) national, (ii) regional and (iii) local authority area level. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 202692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 202691 more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T10:18:21.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T10:18:21.257Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this