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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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's Centres 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 report entitled Closed Doors: children’s centre usage between 2014-15 and 2017-18, published in June 2019 by Action for Children, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities submit data on children's centre use in the early years to enable children’s centre provision to meet local need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 265464 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2013 the department published the children’s centre core purpose, which focussed on improving outcomes for children in greatest need of support. This can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sure-start-childrens-centres" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sure-start-childrens-centres</a>.</p><p>In July 2018 we set an ambitious goal to halve, by 2028, the percentage of children leaving reception year without the communication, language and literacy skills they need to thrive. We have been clear about the outcomes that we are looking to achieve in the early years and it is for local authorities to decide how best to deliver local services.</p><p>To help local areas monitor and improve these outcomes, we published on 6 June 2019 the Early Years Outcomes Dashboard: <a href="https://department-for-education.shinyapps.io/smapey-dashboard/" target="_blank">https://department-for-education.shinyapps.io/smapey-dashboard/</a>. This dashboard makes the most important early years social mobility metrics easily available and will allow local authorities to benchmark their outcomes against their statistical neighbours. This is in addition to the extensive range of data made available to local authorities by Public Health England through its Child and Maternal Health profiles: <a href="https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/child-health-profiles" target="_blank">https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/child-health-profiles</a>.</p><p>In line with this emphasis on outcomes, the department has no plans to require local authorities to submit data on children’s centre use. The decision to reduce burdens on local authorities and stop requiring them to submit usage data was set out in paragraphs 5.28 and 5.29 of the Sure Start children’s centre planning and performance management guidance in 2006: <a href="https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100210171222/http:/www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/_download/?id=4974" target="_blank">https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100210171222/http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/_download/?id=4974</a>.</p><p>The department believes this is still the right approach. Local authorities should be reviewing data on service use and outcomes in order to ensure that they are meeting the duty to have sufficient children’s centres to meet local need and their commissioning decisions are informed by evidence of the impact of their local services. We will continue to work with local authorities to achieve the Secretary of State’s social mobility ambition, including through our £8.5 million early years local government programme.</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 265463 more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:08:42.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:08:42.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132597
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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's Centres 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 oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 5 June, 2019, Official Report, Column HL122. what the evidential basis for the statement that there are now more children’s centres than at any time prior to 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 265619 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Based on information supplied by local authorities, as at 31 May 2019, there were 2,353 children’s centre and 700 linked sites[1] open to families and children providing children's centre services as part of a network.</p><p>Sure Start children’s centres were rolled out in three phases between 2004 and 2010. A National Audit Office memorandum to the Children, Schools and Families Committee in 2009[2] published data on the number of children’s centres rolled out in phases 1 and 2 as set out in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of centres during each phase</p></td><td><p>Cumulative total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Phase 1 2004-2006</p></td><td><p>1126</p></td><td><p>1126</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Phase 2 2006-2008</p></td><td><p>1781</p></td><td><p>2907</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There are no published records of the number of children’s centres that had been opened by the end of the 2007 calendar year. The 2008 statistic is based on management information that the Department for Education holds on the pattern of children’s centre designations[3] during the roll out of Phase 2 children’s centres between 2006 and 2008. This data shows there were fewer than 2,300 children’s centres prior to 2008.</p><p>The Department for Education will publish the management information in an ad-hoc statistical release in due course.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Source: Get Information about Schools database <a href="https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>[2] National Audit Office memorandum to Children’s Schools and Families Committee, 2009 <a href="https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/0910_sure_start_memorandum.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/0910_sure_start_memorandum.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>[3] To count towards children’s centre targets, centres were officially ‘designated’, meaning that they were open and providing some services, with plans in place to deliver all the required services within two years.</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 2019-06-28T11:24:01.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:24:01.22Z
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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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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
1132829
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 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 letter of 20 May 2019 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System to the Education Select Committee, how many requests for the publication of multi-academy trust improvement plans his Department has (a) received and (b) agreed; and which improvement plans have been published in (i) full and (ii) part as a result of those requests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 266159 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost<strong>. </strong></p><p> </p><p>Further to my noble friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State’s letter to the Education Select Committee, dated 20 May 2019, we would note that where the department intervenes, we work with each trust to put in place a recovery process that underpins education provision with strong financial management and oversight.</p><p> </p><p>These plans and our support for trusts are flexible and will evolve as the trusts recover and to respond to any future challenges. Any request to disclose an improvement plan is responded to on a case-by-case basis.</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 2019-06-24T15:46:43.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:46:43.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1137854
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Healthy Schools Rating Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 8 July 2019, Children’s health and wellbeing in schools, HCWS 1695, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a compulsory healthy schools rating scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 275120 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Our healthy schools rating scheme is designed to recognise and encourage schools’ contributions to pupils’ health and wellbeing. It celebrates the positive actions that schools are taking in terms of healthy eating and physical activity and aims to help schools identify useful next steps in their provision.</p><p>The government stated in the first chapter of the Childhood Obesity Plan that this will be a voluntary scheme. We do not believe that it is appropriate to introduce a new compulsory duty on schools in this area.</p><p>The scheme focuses on 4 overarching areas that we believe are important to children’s healthy living (food education, school food standards, participation in physical education and active travel to school). We welcome feedback to help us improve the scheme during its first year.</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 2019-07-15T12:51:49.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:51:49.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1130402
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Breakfast Clubs 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 Treasury new story of 5 April 2018, Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into effect, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy on the number of children starting the day with a healthy breakfast. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mitcham and Morden more like this
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Siobhain McDonagh more like this
star this property uin 261086 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The department is investing up to £26 million in a breakfast club programme, using funds from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy revenues. This money will kick-start or improve breakfast clubs in over 1,700 schools. The focus of these clubs has been to target the most disadvantaged areas of the country – including the Department for Education’s Opportunity Areas – to help make sure every child gets the best start in life.</p><p>A contract was awarded to Family Action in March 2018 and will run until March 2020. Family Action, in partnership with Magic Breakfast, have both been named as the leading charities responsible for running the Breakfast Club programme. Family Action are distributing the appropriate funding to participating schools who meet the eligibility criteria.</p><p>We monitor management information from the programme on an ongoing basis and will also review the effectiveness of the programme fully once the programme concludes including the number of children attending.</p><p>In March 2019, Family Action indicated that by the start of the summer term over 250,000 children would be benefiting from the programme. The contract for the National Schools Breakfast Programme required the contractor Family Action to provide breakfast provision to at least 1,500 schools across England. This has now been surpassed by Family Action and Magic Breakfast by who have recruited more than 1,700 schools.</p><p>Decisions about any funding beyond March 2020 will be taken as part of the upcoming Spending Review.</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
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261078 more like this
261079 more like this
261080 more like this
261081 more like this
261082 more like this
261083 more like this
261084 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:44:06.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:44:06.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Siobhain McDonagh more like this
1129143
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Pre-school Education: Teachers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Save the Children report entitled It all starts here and pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214547, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the number of people enrolling to train towards the award of Early Years Teacher Status. 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 259193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not require graduates in private, voluntary and independent early years settings. The early years initial teacher training (ITT) programme is demand-led. Training providers request the number of places they wish to deliver and these are fully funded.</p><p> </p><p>Data for the early years ITT programmes is published as part of the ITT Census at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759716/ITT_Census_2018_to_2019_main_text.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759716/ITT_Census_2018_to_2019_main_text.pdf</a>.</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 2019-06-06T15:39:33.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:39:33.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Speech and Language Therapy: Children 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 June 2019 report of the Children’s Commissioner, we need to talk: access to speech and language therapy, if he will meet with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to discuss the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of that report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
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Geraint Davies more like this
star this property uin 269600 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring more effective support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Ministers from the Department for Education (DfE) regularly discuss issues relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including SLCN, with ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and other government departments.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 May 2019, we held the first SEND ministerial roundtable meeting between ministers from the DfE, DHSC and key SEND stakeholders to help inform future SEND policy. We will also be using these meetings to help inform the SEND system leadership board which aims to improve joint working and strategic commissioning for all children and young people with SEND, including those with SLCN.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 June 2019, the government issued a letter responding to the ‘Bercow: Ten Years On’ first anniversary update report, which was co-signed by ministers from the DfE, DHSC and the Ministry of Justice. The letter reaffirmed our commitment to supporting children and young people with SLCN.</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 2019-07-02T09:18:11.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T09:18:11.08Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
1132854
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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
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 Children and Social Work Act 2017, when he plans to update the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010. 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 266173 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>It remains our intention to undertake a review of the regulations, as committed to during the passage of the Children and Social Work Bill, as soon as resources permit. In the meantime, we are clear that allowing reasonable contact between looked-after children and their siblings is absolutely right where this is in the best interests of the children involved and the Children Act (1989) already provides for this.</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 2019-06-24T12:41:17.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:41:17.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1134983
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Speech and Language Therapy: Children 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 the June 2019 report of the Children’s Commissioner, We need to talk: access to speech and language therapy, if he will meet with the Local Government Association to discuss the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of that report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
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Geraint Davies more like this
star this property uin 269599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring more effective support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Ministers from the Department for Education (DfE) regularly meet with local government to discuss issues relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including SLCN.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 May 2019, we held the first SEND ministerial roundtable meeting between ministers from the DfE, Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and key SEND stakeholders to help inform future SEND policy. We will also be using these meetings to help inform the SEND System Leadership Board which aims to improve joint working and strategic commissioning for all children and young people with SEND, including those with SLCN.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 June 2019, the government issued a letter to I CAN and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. That letter responded to the Bercow One Year Anniversary update report, and was co-signed by ministers from the DfE, DHSC and the Ministry of Justice. The letter reaffirms our commitment to supporting children and young people with SLCN, and sets out the key action the government is taking to address SLCN. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</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 2019-07-05T09:36:56.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T09:36:56.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
1130143
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 School Meals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which school meal catering companies do not serve school meals to children whose meal payments are in arrears. 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 260659 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>Schools are responsible for the day-to-day running of their school meals service, including their policy around collecting payment for school lunches. Schools have a general duty of care to their pupils and must consider the welfare of their pupils when taking decisions on how they operate on a day to day basis.</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 2019-06-10T17:06:52.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T17:06:52.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this