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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, how many children-in-need assessments were undertaken in which criminal exploitation through county lines was identified as a potential risk to the child’s life in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 281047 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Regarding the number of children in need assessments undertaken in which criminal exploitation through county lines was identified as a potential risk to the child’s life, the information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Children in Need census, we collect factors identified at the end of the assessment. These factors include trafficking, gangs and child sexual exploitation. However, this information gives no specific indication of county lines involvement or a risk to the child’s life. The information in fact indicates that the child has been referred and assessed by the local authority and that these issues were a factor at the end of assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of factors identified at the end of assessment, including trafficking, gangs and child sexual exploitation, is published in table C3 of the ‘Characteristics of children in need’ statistical release, which can be viewed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T13:03:36.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:03:36.503Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131235
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property answering member
4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property tabling member
4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141043
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Premium 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning research to establish best practice on spending of Pupil Premium Plus funding in schools. 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
unstar this property uin 280302 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are 2 types of pupil premium plus funding. Pupil premium plus for looked-after children is managed by the local authority’s Virtual School Head, and is separate from wider pupil premium plus funding for previously looked-after children. Pupil premium plus for previously looked-after children is paid directly to schools, and it is for them to decide how it should be used to raise the attainment of all eligible pupils.</p><p>Guidance for schools on the use of pupil premium plus can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-teacher-for-looked-after-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-teacher-for-looked-after-children</a>. The guidance states that, for previously looked-after children,<em> ‘</em>the designated teacher should work closely with their parents and guardians as they will understand their child’s needs better than anyone else. The designated teacher should make themselves known to parents as someone they can talk to about issues affecting their child’s education’. The guidance is clear that parents and guardians ‘should be encouraged to participate in discussions about their child’s support needs and strategies to meet identified needs, including how pupil premium plus should be used to support their child’.</p><p> </p><p>School Information Regulations and Funding Agreements require schools to publish their strategy for using the pupil premium. The requirements include identifying barriers to learning and setting out how these will be addressed. As individual needs will differ, the strategy that should cover both the pupil premium for economically disadvantaged pupils and pupil premium plus for looked-after and previously looked-after pupils needs to be flexible and responsive, and can allow funding to be combined to increase its effectiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Owing to the low numbers of looked-after and previously looked-after pupils in schools, it would not be appropriate, nor permitted under data protection law, to publish separate strategy details that could identify them.</p><p> </p><p>We have given a commitment in our concluding publication on the Children in Need review to work in conjunction with the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care and the Education Endowment Foundation to support schools in making best use of pupil premium, including pupil premium plus, to identify and bring together best practice for the education of the most disadvantaged children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
280299 more like this
280300 more like this
280301 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T12:07:08.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:07:08.63Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131369
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property answering member 4039
star this property tabling member
4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1141042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Premium more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring schools to develop separate policies for Pupil Premium funding and Pupil Premium Plus funding to recognise the differing needs of children and young people who are eligible for each. 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
unstar this property uin 280301 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are 2 types of pupil premium plus funding. Pupil premium plus for looked-after children is managed by the local authority’s Virtual School Head, and is separate from wider pupil premium plus funding for previously looked-after children. Pupil premium plus for previously looked-after children is paid directly to schools, and it is for them to decide how it should be used to raise the attainment of all eligible pupils.</p><p>Guidance for schools on the use of pupil premium plus can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-teacher-for-looked-after-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-teacher-for-looked-after-children</a>. The guidance states that, for previously looked-after children,<em> ‘</em>the designated teacher should work closely with their parents and guardians as they will understand their child’s needs better than anyone else. The designated teacher should make themselves known to parents as someone they can talk to about issues affecting their child’s education’. The guidance is clear that parents and guardians ‘should be encouraged to participate in discussions about their child’s support needs and strategies to meet identified needs, including how pupil premium plus should be used to support their child’.</p><p> </p><p>School Information Regulations and Funding Agreements require schools to publish their strategy for using the pupil premium. The requirements include identifying barriers to learning and setting out how these will be addressed. As individual needs will differ, the strategy that should cover both the pupil premium for economically disadvantaged pupils and pupil premium plus for looked-after and previously looked-after pupils needs to be flexible and responsive, and can allow funding to be combined to increase its effectiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Owing to the low numbers of looked-after and previously looked-after pupils in schools, it would not be appropriate, nor permitted under data protection law, to publish separate strategy details that could identify them.</p><p> </p><p>We have given a commitment in our concluding publication on the Children in Need review to work in conjunction with the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care and the Education Endowment Foundation to support schools in making best use of pupil premium, including pupil premium plus, to identify and bring together best practice for the education of the most disadvantaged children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
280299 more like this
280300 more like this
280302 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T12:07:08.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:07:08.583Z
star this property answering member
4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131316
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property answering member 4039
star this property tabling member
4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1141041
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Premium more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring schools to provide on request to parents (a) a general outline of spending of Pupil Premium Plus funding and (b) information on where that funding has been pooled for the benefit of a cohort. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 280300 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are 2 types of pupil premium plus funding. Pupil premium plus for looked-after children is managed by the local authority’s Virtual School Head, and is separate from wider pupil premium plus funding for previously looked-after children. Pupil premium plus for previously looked-after children is paid directly to schools, and it is for them to decide how it should be used to raise the attainment of all eligible pupils.</p><p>Guidance for schools on the use of pupil premium plus can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-teacher-for-looked-after-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-teacher-for-looked-after-children</a>. The guidance states that, for previously looked-after children,<em> ‘</em>the designated teacher should work closely with their parents and guardians as they will understand their child’s needs better than anyone else. The designated teacher should make themselves known to parents as someone they can talk to about issues affecting their child’s education’. The guidance is clear that parents and guardians ‘should be encouraged to participate in discussions about their child’s support needs and strategies to meet identified needs, including how pupil premium plus should be used to support their child’.</p><p> </p><p>School Information Regulations and Funding Agreements require schools to publish their strategy for using the pupil premium. The requirements include identifying barriers to learning and setting out how these will be addressed. As individual needs will differ, the strategy that should cover both the pupil premium for economically disadvantaged pupils and pupil premium plus for looked-after and previously looked-after pupils needs to be flexible and responsive, and can allow funding to be combined to increase its effectiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Owing to the low numbers of looked-after and previously looked-after pupils in schools, it would not be appropriate, nor permitted under data protection law, to publish separate strategy details that could identify them.</p><p> </p><p>We have given a commitment in our concluding publication on the Children in Need review to work in conjunction with the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care and the Education Endowment Foundation to support schools in making best use of pupil premium, including pupil premium plus, to identify and bring together best practice for the education of the most disadvantaged children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
280299 more like this
280301 more like this
280302 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:07:08.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:07:08.537Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131368
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property answering member 4039
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1141449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, if his Department will take steps to ensure that (a) local authorities and (b) police forces collect data on children at risk of criminal exploitation within their areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 281117 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by the former Home Secretary (Sajid Javid), my right hon. Friend, the Member for Bromsgrove, on 15 July, the statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children (2018)’ sets out how the 3 safeguarding partners – the police, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the local authority - should have a clear understanding of the collective needs of children locally when commissioning effective services. These collective needs include the risks of criminal exploitation that are faced by children. In addition, the local authority is under a duty to monitor and report on serious child safeguarding incidents to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.</p><p> </p><p>The safeguarding partners must publish an annual report setting out what they have done as a result of the arrangements, including how effective these arrangements have been in practice. They must also include how they will use data and intelligence to assess the effectiveness of the help being provided to children and families as well as the procedures and processes for cases relating to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, including in relation to child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the department’s annual ‘Children in Need’ census, local authorities are also required to report to the department on the factors identified at the end of the assessment of children, including trafficking, missing children, gangs and child sexual exploitation, all of which may be related to the risk of child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office have provided £3.6 million for the establishment of the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre (NCLCC) to enhance the intelligence picture and support cross-border efforts to tackle county lines. The NCLCC supports operational policing as well as providing a central point at which intelligence and information is shared and the links with criminal exploitation and illegal drugs markets are identified.</p><p> </p><p>In November 2018, the Director General of the National Crime Agency formally tasked all Chief Constables to direct all forces to implement a more consistent and prioritised intelligence and operational response, in respect of county lines drugs supply, to include the submission of intelligence to the NCLCC and a prioritised response to high-risk lines and gangs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281056 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.4Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131826
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141448
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing a contextual safeguarding framework to be used alongside other safeguarding models within the child protection system in order to better identify and support children being exploited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 281116 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by my hon. Friend, the Member for Louth and Horncastle on 15 July 2019, the statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, titled ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018’, is very clear that anyone who has concerns about a child’s welfare should make a referral to local authority children’s social care. This should be done immediately, if there is a concern that the child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so. This guidance can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>.</p><p> </p><p>That same guidance also sets out that assessments, including early help assessments, should look at the nature and level of risk faced by a child, and whether the risk is from within or external to the family. In response, local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early.</p><p> </p><p>A number of our best performing local authorities, known as Partners in Practice, are testing different approaches to how best to assess and support children who are at risk of abuse from extra familial threats. This includes funding up to £2 million for the London Borough of Hackney to test a contextual safeguarding approach through the Innovation Programme. The project is being externally evaluated and we expect the final report in September 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the ‘Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme’ to provide evidence-based expertise, advice and practical support to safeguarding partners in local areas to develop an effective multi agency response to extra-familial harms, such as child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, and gang and drug involvement that exploit vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
281060 more like this
281061 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.547Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131825
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property tabling member
4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141324
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, what plans his Department has to ensure that local authorities monitor the risk of criminal exploitation to children within their area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 281056 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by the former Home Secretary (Sajid Javid), my right hon. Friend, the Member for Bromsgrove, on 15 July, the statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children (2018)’ sets out how the 3 safeguarding partners – the police, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the local authority - should have a clear understanding of the collective needs of children locally when commissioning effective services. These collective needs include the risks of criminal exploitation that are faced by children. In addition, the local authority is under a duty to monitor and report on serious child safeguarding incidents to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.</p><p> </p><p>The safeguarding partners must publish an annual report setting out what they have done as a result of the arrangements, including how effective these arrangements have been in practice. They must also include how they will use data and intelligence to assess the effectiveness of the help being provided to children and families as well as the procedures and processes for cases relating to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, including in relation to child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the department’s annual ‘Children in Need’ census, local authorities are also required to report to the department on the factors identified at the end of the assessment of children, including trafficking, missing children, gangs and child sexual exploitation, all of which may be related to the risk of child criminal exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office have provided £3.6 million for the establishment of the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre (NCLCC) to enhance the intelligence picture and support cross-border efforts to tackle county lines. The NCLCC supports operational policing as well as providing a central point at which intelligence and information is shared and the links with criminal exploitation and illegal drugs markets are identified.</p><p> </p><p>In November 2018, the Director General of the National Crime Agency formally tasked all Chief Constables to direct all forces to implement a more consistent and prioritised intelligence and operational response, in respect of county lines drugs supply, to include the submission of intelligence to the NCLCC and a prioritised response to high-risk lines and gangs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281117 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:44:18.357Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property tabling member
4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141338
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, what plans his Department has to ensure that services can safeguard children at the earliest opportunity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 281060 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by my hon. Friend, the Member for Louth and Horncastle on 15 July 2019, the statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, titled ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018’, is very clear that anyone who has concerns about a child’s welfare should make a referral to local authority children’s social care. This should be done immediately, if there is a concern that the child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so. This guidance can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>.</p><p> </p><p>That same guidance also sets out that assessments, including early help assessments, should look at the nature and level of risk faced by a child, and whether the risk is from within or external to the family. In response, local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early.</p><p> </p><p>A number of our best performing local authorities, known as Partners in Practice, are testing different approaches to how best to assess and support children who are at risk of abuse from extra familial threats. This includes funding up to £2 million for the London Borough of Hackney to test a contextual safeguarding approach through the Innovation Programme. The project is being externally evaluated and we expect the final report in September 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the ‘Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme’ to provide evidence-based expertise, advice and practical support to safeguarding partners in local areas to develop an effective multi agency response to extra-familial harms, such as child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, and gang and drug involvement that exploit vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
281061 more like this
281116 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:22:15.46Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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131196
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property answering member 4113
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4268
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1141340
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Exploitation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the need for a contextual safeguarding framework to be used alongside other safeguarding models within the child protection system in order to more effectively identify and support children who are being exploited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 281061 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Further to the answer provided by my hon. Friend, the Member for Louth and Horncastle on 15 July 2019, the statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, titled ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018’, is very clear that anyone who has concerns about a child’s welfare should make a referral to local authority children’s social care. This should be done immediately, if there is a concern that the child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so. This guidance can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>.</p><p> </p><p>That same guidance also sets out that assessments, including early help assessments, should look at the nature and level of risk faced by a child, and whether the risk is from within or external to the family. In response, local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early.</p><p> </p><p>A number of our best performing local authorities, known as Partners in Practice, are testing different approaches to how best to assess and support children who are at risk of abuse from extra familial threats. This includes funding up to £2 million for the London Borough of Hackney to test a contextual safeguarding approach through the Innovation Programme. The project is being externally evaluated and we expect the final report in September 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the ‘Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme’ to provide evidence-based expertise, advice and practical support to safeguarding partners in local areas to develop an effective multi agency response to extra-familial harms, such as child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, and gang and drug involvement that exploit vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sign Language: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the cost of learning BSL on take up of those courses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government currently provides funding for adult learners aged 19 and over to undertake British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), up to and including level 2. BSL forms part of the flexible local offer (non-statutory) and qualifications are either fully funded (if the learner is unemployed or participating in the low wage trial) or co-funded depending on the age, prior achievement and employment status of the learner. BSL qualifications at level 3 and above can be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.</p><p> </p><p>We have not undertaken any recent assessment of the impact of costs on learners looking to participate in BSL courses, therefore we are unable provide a formal assessment of the impacts of cost on participation levels. However, the department publishes the National Aims Report showing the number of further education and skills enrolments by individual learning aim, broken down by different type of provision including BSL aims. Only aims with 50 or more enrolments per year are included in this report. This report can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx</a>.</p><p> </p><p>From the start of the 2019/20 academic year approximately 50% of the AEB will be devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and delegated to the Mayor of London acting through the Greater London Authority (GLA). From that date the MCAs/GLA will be responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision for learners in their areas. The Education and Skills Funding Agency will be responsible for funding AEB provision, including BSL provision, for learners in non-devolved areas.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this