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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
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, 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star 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>
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 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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1591
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 thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
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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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star 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>
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 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
1125298
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals: Barnsley 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, how much of the funding announced to provide free meals and activities over the 2019 summer holidays will be provided to Barnsley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 252033 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>As there were no applications for funding from any organisations to deliver the programme in Barnsley this summer, Barnsley will not receive any funding from the 2019 Holiday Activities and Food programme.</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 2019-05-13T15:59:36.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:59:36.333Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1125323
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Local Government Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on improving schools' access to local authority support for pupils and families that need it. 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 251957 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education meets regularly with Cabinet colleagues to discuss the Department for Education agenda.</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 2019-05-13T15:56:24.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:56:24.317Z
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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
1125374
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of level of public awareness of the 30 hours free childcare programme in each income decile in England. 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 251920 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>This government is committed to helping working families with accessible, affordable childcare and offers a broad range of childcare support.</p><p>The department measures awareness via the annual Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents, the most recent data published as Official Statistics in December 2018: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-survey-of-parents-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years-survey-of-parents-2018</a>.</p><p>This data will be collected in 2019 via the same survey and published as Official Statistics in December 2019.</p><p>Table 3.1, attached, summarises awareness of the 30 hours policy among families with children aged 0-4 years in England, broken down by various family characteristics such as family income.</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 2019-05-13T16:29:19.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:29:19.657Z
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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 251920_Table_3.1_Awareness_of_the_30_hours_offer.docx more like this
star this property title 251920 Table 3.1 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1125404
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Tiffin-Brown, Dylan 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, when the report of the Serious Case Review into the death of Dylan Tiffin-Brown is due to be published. 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 252078 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Publication and timings of serious case reviews rest with the relevant local safeguarding children board. The department cannot comment on specific serious case reviews until after publication.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2015’ sets out the purpose of serious case reviews and the process to be followed. Decisions on the scope and methodology rest with the relevant local safeguarding children board (LSCB) and I expect Northamptonshire’s LSCB, like all others, to reflect our guidance in any review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 252079 more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:04:00.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:04:00.763Z
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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
1125405
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Tiffin-Brown, Dylan 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, if he will ensure that in compiling its report the Serious Case Review Panel reviewing the death of Dylan Tiffin Brown in Northampton will interview family and community members as set out in the guidance for serious case reviews. 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 252079 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Publication and timings of serious case reviews rest with the relevant local safeguarding children board. The department cannot comment on specific serious case reviews until after publication.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2015’ sets out the purpose of serious case reviews and the process to be followed. Decisions on the scope and methodology rest with the relevant local safeguarding children board (LSCB) and I expect Northamptonshire’s LSCB, like all others, to reflect our guidance in any review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 252078 more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:04:00.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:04:00.827Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1125406
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Northamptonshire 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, what reports he has received from the children's services commissioner on progress in improving children's services in Northamptonshire in the last five years. 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 252080 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Malcolm Newsam CBE was appointed as Commissioner for Children’s Services in Northamptonshire on 30 November 2018. He has submitted one report to date. This will be published shortly.</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 2019-05-13T15:52:58.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:52:58.88Z
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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
1125433
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of rolling over any unspent funds on the cards of children entitled to free school meals, at the end of each week, so that they can be used the following week. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 251926 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Free school meals (FSM) are intended as a benefit in kind, rather than a cash benefit, and our primary interest is that schools meet their legal duties to provide nutritious free lunches to eligible children.</p><p>We trust school leaders to make the best decisions in the interests of their pupils and it is right that they have flexibility around how they deliver FSM.</p><p>We are, of course, very keen to ensure that all eligible children receive their full entitlement to FSM. We are also interested to hear about new and creative steps schools are taking to support eligible children. It is important that children are claiming their free lunch each day and that schools and colleges operating this system to avoid any risk of children building up significant cash reserves on their accounts or regularly spending their allowances at other times of the day without receiving a healthy lunch.</p><p>We would not wish to instruct schools to do any specific approach nationally. However, we will consider how we can share the very best practice around FSM.</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 2019-05-13T16:27:27.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:27:27.46Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1125436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
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, what data his Department holds on the number of children of offenders currently in the care system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 252096 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>​The department does not collect information specifically on the number of children of offenders taken into care and the costs associated with this.</p><p>Information is collected on the main category of need for which a child is looked-after, including low income, family in acute stress or family dysfunction, but within those categories offending by a parent is not identified separately as a reason for a child to be looked-after. The main category of need is dependent on an individual child’s circumstances; not solely a shared characteristic of parental offending. Children who are in need simply because a parent has been imprisoned but the reason for imprisonment bears no relation to the child being in need can be included as in need under the category of absent parenting.</p><p>The cost of support and care placements varies across individual children. Local authorities are required to submit their spending on children in care to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, which is published annually. We also publish information on the average weekly unit costs of looked after children, by local authority, in the Local Authority Interactive Tool.</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 252107 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T10:00:16.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T10:00:16.633Z
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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 Vicky Foxcroft more like this