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1148728
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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
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unstar 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 extend the free childcare entitlement to the equivalent of 30 hours a week for 52 weeks of the year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department plans to spend around £3.5 billion on early education entitlements this year alone. Government funding is intended to deliver 570 or 1140 hours a year, over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year of free, high quality, flexible childcare for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. This equates to 15 or 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year to mirror school terms.</p><p>All the free entitlements can be “stretched” by taking fewer hours per week over up to 52 weeks of the year to cover term-time and the school holidays and free places can also be delivered at weekends (for example, 23 hours a week for 48 weeks of the year). These entitlements will allow providers to respond flexibly to parents’ individual needs and requirements so that parents are supported to work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T13:19:47.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:19:47.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1148775
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Vocational Education: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to increase funding for vocational further education courses; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The government announced on 31 August 2019 that it will invest an extra £400 million in 16-19 education in 2020-21. This is the biggest injection of new money in a single year since 2010 and represents an increase of 7% in overall 16-19 funding. As part of this, the base rate of funding for all types of providers will be increased by 4.7% in academic year 2020-21, from £4,000 to £4,188. This extra funding will support all types of courses, including vocational subjects and as part of this, we have now announced that T Levels funding rates will also be increased by 4.7%.</p><p>The funding settlement for further education for adults aged 19 and over will be confirmed in due course. Additionally, funding for 2021-22 onwards will be considered in the full Spending Review next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:49:27.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:49:27.717Z
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4530
star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148776
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Vocational Education: Class Sizes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 his Department is taking to reduce class sizes in vocational further education courses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 170 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Decisions on the organisation of the curriculum, including class sizes, are a matter for further education providers. They are accountable for the quality of education through Ofsted inspection and published performance measures. When making these decisions they must also consider the workload and well-being of their staff. The government will provide an additional £400 million for 16-19 education next year which will help with resourcing of all courses for young people, including vocational provision.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:05:57.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:05:57.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148785
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Adult Education: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to extend full fee remission for adult education courses to full time carers under Adult Education Budget rules. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 174 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Adult Education Budget (AEB) currently supports 3 legal entitlements to full funding for eligible adult learners:</p><ul><li>English and maths, up to and including level 2, for individuals aged 19+, who have not previously attained a GCSE grade A* - C or grade 4, or higher.</li><li>First full qualification at level 2 for individuals aged 19 - 23.</li><li>First full qualification at level 3 for individuals aged 19 - 23.</li></ul><p> </p><p>A fourth legal entitlement to fully funded specified digital skills qualifications for adults, aged 19+, with no or low digital skills will come into effect from 1 August 2020.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the AEB supports delivery of flexible tailored provision for adults up to level 2 which is either fully funded or co-funded depending on a learner’s age, prior attainment and circumstances.</p><p><strong> <br> </strong>For the 2019/20 academic year, the AEB is continuing a trial to support those in work on low incomes, which allows providers to fully fund eligible learners on low wages, who would otherwise be eligible for co-funding. The trial will apply in respect of learners who are resident outside of devolved areas.</p><p> </p><p>From August 2019, approximately 50% of the AEB has been devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities and the Mayor of London, through the Greater London Authority. They are now responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision for learners resident in their areas.</p><p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) remains responsible for funding learners resident in non-devolved areas. For those learners, we will continue to consider how we can most effectively support learners. However, currently there are no current plans to extend full fee remission to full time carers under the ESFA AEB funding rules.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:50:21.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:50:21.897Z
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4530
star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148788
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Private Education: West Midlands more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) partial bursary places and (b) full bursary places were awarded by independent schools in (i) Edgbaston, (ii) Birmingham and (iii) the West Midlands in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has agreed a joint understanding with the Independent Schools Council to encourage more independent schools to work in partnership with state-funded schools across four key areas: governance, teaching, curriculum and targeted school improvement. The Department is supporting the growth of partnerships across these four areas, through a dedicated unit within the Department.</p><p>To further strengthen this work, the Department is calling for bids for its cross-sector partnerships grant, which opened on 9 October 2019. This grant aims to raise the ambition for what schools can achieve together, and to remove a key financial barrier to new high-impact, sustainable, and mutually beneficial partnerships forming.</p><p>The Department does not hold information on the number and type of bursaries offered by independent schools. In accordance with the joint understanding, and in addition to its work on partnerships, the Department will continue to work with the Independent Schools Council to encourage its member schools to offer a greater number of full bursary places, targeted at children from disadvantaged backgrounds.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
285 more like this
287 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:41:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:41:27.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1148790
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Private Education and State Education more like this
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25259
unstar 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 Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 282372, what steps she is taking to encourage independent schools to work in partnership with state-funded schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 285 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has agreed a joint understanding with the Independent Schools Council to encourage more independent schools to work in partnership with state-funded schools across four key areas: governance, teaching, curriculum and targeted school improvement. The Department is supporting the growth of partnerships across these four areas, through a dedicated unit within the Department.</p><p>To further strengthen this work, the Department is calling for bids for its cross-sector partnerships grant, which opened on 9 October 2019. This grant aims to raise the ambition for what schools can achieve together, and to remove a key financial barrier to new high-impact, sustainable, and mutually beneficial partnerships forming.</p><p>The Department does not hold information on the number and type of bursaries offered by independent schools. In accordance with the joint understanding, and in addition to its work on partnerships, the Department will continue to work with the Independent Schools Council to encourage its member schools to offer a greater number of full bursary places, targeted at children from disadvantaged backgrounds.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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284 more like this
287 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:41:28.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:41:28.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1148796
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Private Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 282372, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of (a) full bursary places and (b) partial bursary places awarded by independent schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 287 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has agreed a joint understanding with the Independent Schools Council to encourage more independent schools to work in partnership with state-funded schools across four key areas: governance, teaching, curriculum and targeted school improvement. The Department is supporting the growth of partnerships across these four areas, through a dedicated unit within the Department.</p><p>To further strengthen this work, the Department is calling for bids for its cross-sector partnerships grant, which opened on 9 October 2019. This grant aims to raise the ambition for what schools can achieve together, and to remove a key financial barrier to new high-impact, sustainable, and mutually beneficial partnerships forming.</p><p>The Department does not hold information on the number and type of bursaries offered by independent schools. In accordance with the joint understanding, and in addition to its work on partnerships, the Department will continue to work with the Independent Schools Council to encourage its member schools to offer a greater number of full bursary places, targeted at children from disadvantaged backgrounds.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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284 more like this
285 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:41:28.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:41:28.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1148884
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 Individualised Learner Record, how many apprenticeship starts there were in 2017-18 (a) by apprentices who were (i) under 25 years old and (ii) over 25 years old and (b) apprenticeship level in each by (A) participation of local areas (POLAR) quintile and (B) eligibility for free school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>The department does not hold information on the Individualised Learner Record for apprenticeship starts by participation of local area quintiles (POLAR). However, a publication by the Office for Students published data for 2016/17 on the proportion of apprenticeship starts from POLAR quintiles by apprenticeship level. This publication can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/analysis-of-degree-apprenticeships/disadvantage/" target="_blank">https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/analysis-of-degree-apprenticeships/disadvantage/</a>.</p><p>The department also does not hold a measure to allow us to publish apprenticeship starts by eligibility for free school meals but does publish apprenticeship starts by indices of multiple deprivation quintile, and by level and age band. This data can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765589/Index_of_Multiple_Deprivation_201516_to_201718.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765589/Index_of_Multiple_Deprivation_201516_to_201718.xlsx</a>.</p><p>Apprenticeship starts by age group and apprenticeship level for the 2017/18 academic year are published at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:25:50.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:25:50.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1148932
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Sex and Relationship Education: Finance more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the £6 million of funding allocated for the implementation of Relationships and Sex Education in England’s schools in 2019-20 will be succeeded by further funding for 2020-21; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 235 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to supporting schools to deliver high quality teaching of relationships education in primary schools, relationships and sex education in secondary schools, and health education in all state-funded schools. The Department has committed to investing in a programme of support for schools to deliver these subjects and this will continue into 2020/21, including implementation guidance, access to high quality resources and training support. We are working closely with schools and teachers to develop this programme of support, so that it’s suited to their needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:35:48.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:35:48.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1148987
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Adoption: Ethnic Groups more like this
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unstar 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 the Government is taking to encourage the adoption of children (a) from BAME backgrounds and (b) over the age of five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The government has invested £645,000 to boost adoption recruitment during 2019-20. We have funded the sector through the National Adoption Recruitment Steering Group, which has run both the National Adoption Week campaign and wider recruitment projects to target potential adopters in their areas for the children they have waiting. This will include children from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and children over the age of 5. Part of this work has included work with churches and mosques to encourage adopters from a range of different backgrounds.</p><p> </p><p>We are commissioning behavioural insights research to better understand the motivations and barriers for people who are interested in becoming foster carers or adopters. This piece of work is focused on wider recruitment but should give us insight into how we better engage adopters for children who are harder to place.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, at a recent No 10 roundtable, I gave commitments that the department will be:</p><ul><li><p>Exploring through the Adoption &amp; Special Guardianship Leadership Board decision making at Local Authority level and reported barriers to BAME families becoming adopters;</p></li><li><p>Reviewing how we can improve support in schools and in particular how designated teachers for adopted children and Virtual School Heads can best support adopted BAME children;</p></li><li><p>Improving working with BAME stakeholders, to ensure their viewpoints are included in policy development and implementation;</p></li><li><p>Asking Regional Adoption Agencies to create a national BAME recruitment strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the voluntary sector organisation Homes for Good; and</p></li><li><p>Considering how best to ensure all their frontline social workers understand the law and are supportive of BAME families coming forward to adopt.</p></li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:55:32.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:55:32.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this