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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Day Care 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 progress his Department has made on helping families to access childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>By 2020 this government will be spending £6 billion on supporting families with childcare. All 3 and 4 year olds, and the most disadvantaged 2 year olds, can access 15 hours a week of early education. From September 2017, this government doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours a week.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that parents’ working patterns vary significantly and want to ensure that the free entitlements deliver childcare to meet their needs, as well as being high quality early education to support the development needs of children. We are also encouraging partnerships between providers to support flexible provision.</p><p> </p><p>In particular, we want 30 hours to continue to build on the flexible provision that we were already seeing across the country with the universal 15 hours. All the free entitlements can be “stretched” by taking fewer hours per week over up to 52 weeks of the year to cover term-time and the school holidays, for example 23 hours for 48 weeks of the year, and free places can be delivered at weekends.</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 2019-03-11T17:01:50.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:01:50.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
1082580
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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 Pre-school Education: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the speech by the Children and Families Minister announcing new early years funding, of 28 February 2019, whether additional funding for maintained nurseries will be funded from new revenue from HM Treasury. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Maintained Nursery Schools (MNS) make a valuable contribution to improving the lives of some of our most disadvantaged children.</p><p>We have been providing around £60 million per year of supplementary funding to local authorities so that they can preserve MNS funding. We listened to concerns about the timing of the Spending Review and therefore last week we announced that we would provide local authorities with around £24 million of further supplementary funding, to enable them to fully fund MNS for the whole of the 2019/20 academic year. Local authorities can feel reassured they can allocate September 2019 places in MNS with confidence.</p><p>All expenditure that falls in the next Spending Review period, including the additional supplementary funding, is a matter for the 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 2019-03-15T08:04:39.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T08:04:39.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1054723
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Mental Health: Children in Care 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 pilots of new mental health assessments for looked-after children, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that those new models will be able to assess the mental health needs of unaccompanied young people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 216194 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>We have appointed a consortium of partners, led by the Anna Freud Centre, to support delivery of the pilots. The consortium brings together significant expertise on the mental health of looked-after children, including Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC), and will work closely with selected sites to use their own learning and expertise to inform the project. The assessment framework will be tailored to the specific groups of looked-after children that each pilot site chooses to focus on which, for some sites, will be UASC.</p><p> </p><p>The pilots will also draw on the recommendations made by the Expert Working Group, which was commissioned by Department for Education and Department for Health and Social Care. The Expert Working Group found that the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) should be supported by a broader set of measures. The pilots will therefore use the SDQ alongside other assessment tools.</p><p> </p><p>We will be conducting a full evaluation of the pilots. This will include evidence of effectiveness for specific groups of looked-after children as well as the cohort as a whole.</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 216197 more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T16:49:50.25Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1060748
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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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 Special Educational Needs 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 oral contribution of the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, of 12 February 2019, Official Report, column 311WH, when he plans to launch his call for evidence on special educational needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 220965 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>In order to better understand the financial incentives that influence how schools, colleges and councils support children and young people with special educational needs, the Department for Education will be issuing a call for evidence shortly. This will include looking at the first £6,000 schools pay for special educational provision before accessing additional funding from local high needs budgets.</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 2019-02-19T16:58:39.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:58:39.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1077683
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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 Children: Day Care 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 article entitled UK free childcare funding woes forcing some providers out of business, published by the Financial Times on 28 April 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of reports that the 30 hours’ free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds is underfunded; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the level of Government funding provided for that childcare on the fees charged by providers to parents of younger children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 226097 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>We will be spending around £6 billion on childcare support in 2019-20 - a record amount. That will include funding for our early education entitlements, on which we plan to spend around £3.5 billion this year alone.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities receive funding from central government for delivering the free early years entitlements to 3 and 4 year olds through the dedicated schools grant. Our provisional allocations to local authorities for 2018-19 can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2018-to-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are responsible for setting the funding rates for their early years providers in consultation with their schools forum. Data from local authority planned expenditure for 2018-19 is publicly available. The data, as reported by local authorities, is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/planned-la-and-school-expenditure-2018-to-2019-financial-year" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/planned-la-and-school-expenditure-2018-to-2019-financial-year</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The government recognises the need to keep the evidence base on costs and charges up to date. The mean hourly fee charged by providers in England in Spring 2018 was estimated to be £5.02 for children under age 2, £5.01 for children aged 2 and £4.92 for 3 and 4 year old preschool children. Details can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-providers-survey-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to monitor the provider market closely through a range of regular and one-off research projects which provide insight into various aspects of the provider market.</p><p> </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 226095 more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T13:31:18.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T13:31:18.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1088425
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Pupils: Sanitary Protection 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 Spring Statement 2019, when he plans to publish details of the funding announced for the provision of free sanitary products in schools and colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 232028 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>No one should be held back from reaching their potential because of their gender or background. That is why my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Spring Statement on 13 March 2019 that the Department for Education will lead a scheme to provide access to free sanitary products in all secondary schools and colleges in England. The annual cost of this provision will depend on the specific nature of the delivery approach and we will refine costs as part of our policy development. Precise funding arrangements will be confirmed as part of the 2019 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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-18T15:31:39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1059755
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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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 Education: North of England more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Northern Powerhouse Partnership’s report, Educating the North, published May 2018, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of education in (a) the North and (b) the Sheffield City Region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State welcomed the Northern Powerhouse Partnership’s report, ‘Educating the North’. In response to it, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State wrote to my right hon. Friend, the Member for Harlow and Chair of the Education Committee, on 13 June 2018, detailing the government’s clear plan for improving education and skills in the North. A copy of that letter is available here: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/education-in-the-north-inquiry-17-19/publications/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/education-in-the-north-inquiry-17-19/publications/</a>.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member for Barnsley Central to the answer I gave on 11 June 2018 to Questions <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-05-02/140737/" target="_blank">140737, 140738, 140739</a> and to the answer I gave on 18 July 2018 to Questions <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-07-10/162577/" target="_blank">162577, 162578</a>. These responses set out further details of the initiatives referred to in that letter.</p><p>We have launched a school improvement support offer which means schools eligible for support have access to up to 3 days free advice from a national leader of education (NLE). A subset of these schools, judged as 'requires improvement' in their last 2 Ofsted inspections, will have access of up to £16,000 of funded support to address the needs identified by the NLE. In the Sheffield City Region and across the North, a first cohort of schools is currently being offered school improvement support with further eligible schools to be identified later in 2019. In addition, there are 10 projects funded through the Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) where the lead applicant is based in the Sheffield City Region. In total these projects have been awarded over £3 million. These are among the 57 SSIF projects where the lead applicant is based in the Northern Powerhouse area. In total, these projects have been awarded just over £20 million. The complete list of successful applicants is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-school-improvement-fund-successful-applicants/strategic-school-improvement-fund-ssif-successful-applicants" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-school-improvement-fund-successful-applicants/strategic-school-improvement-fund-ssif-successful-applicants</a>.</p><p>A further cohort of schools in the Sheffield City Region and across the North, identified as facing significant challenges with teacher recruitment and retention, is receiving funded support to address those issues.</p><p>The department is working closely with the social mobility partnership South Yorkshire Futures, on our shared aims of improving educational outcomes across the Sheffield City Region and has seconded 3 members of staff to support their programme. A link to the programme can be found here: <a href="https://southyorkshirefutures.co.uk/syf/?doing_wp_cron=1550062482.9984350204467773437500" target="_blank">https://southyorkshirefutures.co.uk/syf/?doing_wp_cron=1550062482.9984350204467773437500</a>.</p><p>5 of the 12 Department for Education-funded Opportunity Areas are in areas of low social mobility across the North, with the aim of improving educational outcomes and life chances for children and young people. Doncaster Opportunity Area is one of those areas and is working closely with South Yorkshire Futures on a number of their interventions. This includes work to improve teacher recruitment and retention in the county through funding newly qualified teacher mentoring and collaborating with the Sheffield City Region on our newly-launched Careers Hub, which aims to improve the quality of careers information, advice and guidance given to young people in the borough.</p><p>‘Educating the North’ recommended that the Opportunity Areas programme be extended to the North East. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State announced Opportunity North East in October 2018. The programme brings together North East leaders from education, local government and business to work together to improve outcomes for young people in the region. Through Opportunity North East the department will make a substantial investment in the region, including £12 million for the early roll-out of national reforms to improve support for new teachers, and a further £12 million to tackle the 5 key educational challenges identified for the area. Details of this announcement can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/education-secretary-launches-24-million-programme-for-north-east" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/education-secretary-launches-24-million-programme-for-north-east</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 2019-02-19T16:38:32.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:38:32.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
1054611
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the NAO report entitled Pressures on children’s social care, published on 23 January 2019, whether his Department has identified what level of local variation it regards as acceptable in the thresholds for action within children’s social care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 216267 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The department publishes information on the average weekly spend per residential care place for a child, by local authority, in the local authority interactive tool (LAIT). This can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-authority-interactive-tool-lait" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-authority-interactive-tool-lait</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This shows a number of unit cost calculations relating to the children in need population, including total outturn spend on residential care divided by total number of residential care days provided per week by local authority.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of factors that will lead to variation in the amount of money spent per child, including the needs and circumstances of the children supported and accommodated. These factors will influence the services provided to children and the cost of their accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>The ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ guidance (2018) can be found at:</p><p><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>This guidance is clear that local safeguarding partners should publish a threshold document, which sets out the local criteria for action in a way that is transparent, accessible and easily understood. This should include criteria, including the level of need, for statutory social care services. There are a range of factors that will lead to variation, including the needs and circumstances of children and families in a local authority area. Whether thresholds are set appropriately and well understood, is inspected by Ofsted and factored into their independent judgements on the quality of services locally.</p><p> </p><p>Demand for children’s services is associated with a number of factors including deprivation. The most deprived local authorities have more looked after children (per 10,000 0-17 year olds), and these rates have grown faster, than the least deprived local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>In preparation for the Spending Review, to help ensure decisions are based on the best available evidence, the government is working with the sector to develop a sharper and more granular picture of demand for children’s services.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities &amp; Local Government as part of the government’s review of relative needs and resources, where new, up-to-date formulas are being developed to ensure funding distribution to councils is based on the best available evidence.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the contributions from the sector in this area including 'Newton Europe’s Making Sense' (2018) report and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services continuing research reports, 'Safeguarding Pressures' (2018).</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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216266 more like this
216268 more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T17:38:58.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:38:58.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1054610
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the NAO report entitled Pressures on children’s social care, published on 23 January 2019, what level of local variation his Department regards as acceptable in the amount of money spent per child in residential care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The department publishes information on the average weekly spend per residential care place for a child, by local authority, in the local authority interactive tool (LAIT). This can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-authority-interactive-tool-lait" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-authority-interactive-tool-lait</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This shows a number of unit cost calculations relating to the children in need population, including total outturn spend on residential care divided by total number of residential care days provided per week by local authority.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of factors that will lead to variation in the amount of money spent per child, including the needs and circumstances of the children supported and accommodated. These factors will influence the services provided to children and the cost of their accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>The ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ guidance (2018) can be found at:</p><p><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>This guidance is clear that local safeguarding partners should publish a threshold document, which sets out the local criteria for action in a way that is transparent, accessible and easily understood. This should include criteria, including the level of need, for statutory social care services. There are a range of factors that will lead to variation, including the needs and circumstances of children and families in a local authority area. Whether thresholds are set appropriately and well understood, is inspected by Ofsted and factored into their independent judgements on the quality of services locally.</p><p> </p><p>Demand for children’s services is associated with a number of factors including deprivation. The most deprived local authorities have more looked after children (per 10,000 0-17 year olds), and these rates have grown faster, than the least deprived local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>In preparation for the Spending Review, to help ensure decisions are based on the best available evidence, the government is working with the sector to develop a sharper and more granular picture of demand for children’s services.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities &amp; Local Government as part of the government’s review of relative needs and resources, where new, up-to-date formulas are being developed to ensure funding distribution to councils is based on the best available evidence.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the contributions from the sector in this area including 'Newton Europe’s Making Sense' (2018) report and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services continuing research reports, 'Safeguarding Pressures' (2018).</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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216267 more like this
216268 more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T17:38:58.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:38:58.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1064709
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Local Government Association report entitled Have we reached a ‘tipping point’?: Trends in spending for children and young people with SEND in England, what estimate he has made of the level of the national deficit on high needs block funding by the end of (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, and (c) 2020-21. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We have listened to local authorities’ and schools’ concerns about the rising costs of special educational needs and disabilities provision and the pressure this causes on their budgets. That is why in December we announced an additional £250 million of funding for high needs over this financial year and the next. Overall funding for high needs will therefore rise to £6.3 billion in 2019-20.</p><p> </p><p>The department has done work to understand the drivers of these increasing costs including the shift in the proportion of children with high needs being educated in the specialist and independent sectors, rather than mainstream schools. To build on this work, we will be launching a call for evidence looking into the financial incentives in the system. We want to gather evidence on any perverse incentives in the system and on the use of resources mainstream schools have to spend on special educational needs to inform future policy development.</p><p> </p><p>Data reported to us by local authorities show an overall planned dedicated schools’ grant deficit of £96 million in 2018-19. We do not have comparable figures for years beyond this as data from local authorities have not been collected by the department yet. Funding for 2020-21 and beyond will be determined in the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>​The figures quoted in the Local Government Association report are based on the local authorities surveyed and may reflect varying in-year budgeting practises.</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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