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1125660
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the quality of newly built houses and (b) ensure that purchasers of newly built homes are able to have defects rectified swiftly; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest West more like this
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Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I want to ensure we can be proud of the next generation of homes we build. We know more needs to be done to protect consumers.</p><p>We have announced our intention for a New Homes Ombudsman to be established and I am considering options for a shadow ombudsman. We will be bringing forward legislation to require developers to belong to a New Homes Ombudsman, which will treat home buyers fairly. We’ll soon be consulting on the details of how this will work - to raise standards and ensure that problems encountered by consumers are resolved faster and more effectively.</p><p>We will also establish the condition that housing developers must belong to a New Homes Ombudsman to participate in the new Help to Buy Scheme in England, post 2021. In the meantime we expect industry to improve the quality of new build homes in the first place, treat customers fairly and resolve problems swiftly.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:00:37.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:00:37.913Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
1125691
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of of current permitted development rights for (a) mobile infrastructure and (b) 5G in helping the UK become a world-leading 5G economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 252479 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We published the revised National Planning Policy Framework in 2018, setting out national planning policies for supporting high quality communications in England. These include that the planning policies and decisions of local planning authorities should support the expansion of electronic communications networks, such as 5G.</p><p>We have also introduced a range of permitted development rights to support the delivery of mobile infrastructure, including legislating for higher masts in 2016, whilst also protecting local amenity.</p><p>We hope that these measures will be used by industry, alongside proactive engagement with the planning system, to ensure delivery of 5G. However, we will keep planning regulations under review.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T17:01:03.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T17:01:03.487Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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117983
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1125595
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Schools: Health Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the new Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools is balanced and objective in its use of language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 252525 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet was produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.</p><p>Schools are free to determine which resources they use, including materials to develop professional knowledge. Head teachers and subject specialists are best placed to make those decisions. The Department does not prescribe what must and must not be used.</p><p>Many schools work with specialist subject associations who help schools to access high quality materials, including resources that they have quality assured.</p><p>The Department is clear that in teaching about sensitive issues such as abortion, any teaching must be age-appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1125672
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Academies: Land more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total loss of former public land to academy trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 252621 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252623 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Z
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111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125674
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Academies: Land more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the financial value of public land which academy trusts own under contracts which do not contain the right of his Department to acquire the land at no cost upon termination of the funding agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 252623 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252621 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125680
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Education: Rural Areas more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) Local Education Authorities and (b) Academy Chains undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 252478 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published guidance on rural proofing for which local authorities, and others, can apply if they wish. The information is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing</a>.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125699
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Schools: Inspections more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England that are due to close have been inspected by Ofsted in the last 12 months; how much did each such inspection cost; and what the outcomes were of each of those inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 252627 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1125701
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Schools: Inspections more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much notice (a) schools and (b) local authorities are given for Ofsted school inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 252629 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Z
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111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1125713
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 in Care more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) number of and (b) reasons for children being taken into care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 252568 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of children who started to be looked after during the year by reason is published in Table C1 in the statistical release ‘Children Looked After in England including Adoption’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>. Information for children taken into care is shown in the attached tabled.</p><p>The government wants every child to be in a stable, loving home that is right for them. One of the key principles of the legislation which underpins the UK’s child protection system, is that children are best looked after within their families. However, that is not always possible and, as a last resort, local authorities can apply to the courts for a care or supervision order where the child is suffering, or is at risk of suffering, significant harm. In making their decisions, the courts must be satisfied that the threshold for significant harm has been met and that taking the child from his or her family’s care will be in the child’s best interests.</p><p> </p><p>Where a child cannot live at home, we must make sure they are safe and receive the highest quality care, which is why we are working hard to improve the social care support for children across England through our reform programme, Putting Children First. We have also established the Children’s Social Care What Works Centre, whose initial research priority focuses on ‘what works in safely reducing the need for children to enter care’.</p><p> </p><p>In the Autumn Budget, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £410 million for adult and children’s social care in 2019-20. A further £84 million is also being invested over the next 5 years through the Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme. This programme will support up to 20 local authorities with high or rising demand for children’s social care services to improve the support offered to vulnerable children and their families. Through this, we aim to enable more children to stay at home thriving in stable family environments, and safely reduce the number of children entering care.</p><p> </p><p>Across the government, we are also tackling the problems that cause children to be in need in the first place. This includes better supporting those with alcohol-dependent parents, the introduction of landmark legislation for those affected by domestic abuse, preventing young people being drawn into serious violence, and unprecedented investment in early years education and support for children and young people’s mental health.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252574 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.12Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 252568_252574_Children_In_Care_Table.doc more like this
star this property title 252568_252574_Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1125743
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 in Care more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to reduce the number of children being taken into care; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures implemented by his Department to support that aim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 252574 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of children who started to be looked after during the year by reason is published in Table C1 in the statistical release ‘Children Looked After in England including Adoption’ at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>. Information for children taken into care is shown in the attached tabled.</p><p>The government wants every child to be in a stable, loving home that is right for them. One of the key principles of the legislation which underpins the UK’s child protection system, is that children are best looked after within their families. However, that is not always possible and, as a last resort, local authorities can apply to the courts for a care or supervision order where the child is suffering, or is at risk of suffering, significant harm. In making their decisions, the courts must be satisfied that the threshold for significant harm has been met and that taking the child from his or her family’s care will be in the child’s best interests.</p><p> </p><p>Where a child cannot live at home, we must make sure they are safe and receive the highest quality care, which is why we are working hard to improve the social care support for children across England through our reform programme, Putting Children First. We have also established the Children’s Social Care What Works Centre, whose initial research priority focuses on ‘what works in safely reducing the need for children to enter care’.</p><p> </p><p>In the Autumn Budget, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £410 million for adult and children’s social care in 2019-20. A further £84 million is also being invested over the next 5 years through the Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme. This programme will support up to 20 local authorities with high or rising demand for children’s social care services to improve the support offered to vulnerable children and their families. Through this, we aim to enable more children to stay at home thriving in stable family environments, and safely reduce the number of children entering care.</p><p> </p><p>Across the government, we are also tackling the problems that cause children to be in need in the first place. This includes better supporting those with alcohol-dependent parents, the introduction of landmark legislation for those affected by domestic abuse, preventing young people being drawn into serious violence, and unprecedented investment in early years education and support for children and young people’s mental health.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252568 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:46:32.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 252568_252574_Children_In_Care_Table.doc more like this
star this property title 252568_252574_Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this