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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
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 Adoption 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 bring forward plans to improve access to intermediary services for adopted children seeking to contact their biological relatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 271478 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>We do not have any plans to improve intermediary services for adopted children or adoptees as there is a clear legislation framework in place. Under Section 98 of the Adoption and Children Act (2002) (England and Wales), an adopted person over the age of 18, as well as birth relatives of an adopted adult, now have the legal right to ask an adoption agency or adoption support agency that has registered as an intermediary agency to provide a service to let the adopted relative or birth relative know of their wish for communication. The agency can then seek information from a range of sources to identify and trace the adopted person. This new law came into effect from 30 December 2005. Priority will be given to cases where the adoption order was made on or before 12 November 1975.</p><p> </p><p>Any agency that provides an intermediary service must do so in accordance with the Intermediary Services Regulations (2005). The regulations require the intermediary agency to have regard to the welfare of the applicant, the subject of the application, and any other person who may be identified or otherwise affected by the application.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted inspect adoption agencies who provide intermediary and birth records counselling to ensure it is well organised and accessible and that adopted adults and birth relatives are appropriately supported to understand their experiences. Where poor performance is found Ofsted set out how services should be improved.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 271479 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:52:34.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:52:34.553Z
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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 Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
1135833
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Adoption more like this
unstar 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 effectiveness of the process by which adoptees access intermediary services for contact with biological relatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 271479 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>We do not have any plans to improve intermediary services for adopted children or adoptees as there is a clear legislation framework in place. Under Section 98 of the Adoption and Children Act (2002) (England and Wales), an adopted person over the age of 18, as well as birth relatives of an adopted adult, now have the legal right to ask an adoption agency or adoption support agency that has registered as an intermediary agency to provide a service to let the adopted relative or birth relative know of their wish for communication. The agency can then seek information from a range of sources to identify and trace the adopted person. This new law came into effect from 30 December 2005. Priority will be given to cases where the adoption order was made on or before 12 November 1975.</p><p> </p><p>Any agency that provides an intermediary service must do so in accordance with the Intermediary Services Regulations (2005). The regulations require the intermediary agency to have regard to the welfare of the applicant, the subject of the application, and any other person who may be identified or otherwise affected by the application.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted inspect adoption agencies who provide intermediary and birth records counselling to ensure it is well organised and accessible and that adopted adults and birth relatives are appropriately supported to understand their experiences. Where poor performance is found Ofsted set out how services should be improved.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 271478 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:52:34.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:52:34.617Z
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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 Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 Education and Skills Funding Agency: Registration more like this
unstar 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 the timeframe is for the Register of Training Organisations be open to new organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 252855 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has not set a date for the opening of the Register of Training Organisations (RoTO). The ESFA publishes information on its website, which will confirm any future opening dates for the RoTO: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-register-of-training-organisations#market-entry-pre-qualification-process-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-register-of-training-organisations#market-entry-pre-qualification-process-guidance</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:12:31.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:12:31.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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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 Education and Skills Funding Agency: Registration more like this
unstar 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 organisations will be able to register on the Education and Skills Funding Agency register of training organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 227144 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has no current plans to open the register of training organisations, but if this situation changes, the ESFA will publicise this on GOV.UK. It will notify organisations of future procurement opportunities through its e-tendering portal, which can be accessed at the following link: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/guidance/skills-funding-register-for-opportunities-to-tender" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/guidance/skills-funding-register-for-opportunities-to-tender</a>.</p><p>The ESFA has recently opened its Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers to meet the needs of the dynamic, employer led, apprenticeship market. The register of training organisations has not been opened in the same way, as there is no current opportunity for new providers to access funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T12:11:00.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T12:11:00.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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: Disability more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that adequate funding is available to schools to provide disability awareness training in line with their public sector equality duty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 176576 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 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>We fund schools to meet the needs of all their pupils. Core schools funding, for children and young people aged 5 to 16 (and up to 25 in the case of those with high needs) will rise to £43.5 billion by 2020. Head teachers are responsible for deciding how best to spend their budgets, for example to ensure that their staff are adequately trained.</p><p>Schools have a range of duties under the Equality Act 2010, including the Public Sector Equality Duty. Disability awareness training would be one way in which schools can ensure that they meet those duties.</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 more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T10:01:31.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T10:01:31.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the effect on the viability of private, voluntary and independent childcare providers of current levels of business rates paid by those providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 170403 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 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>We are investing a record amount on childcare support, spending around £6 billion per year by the period 2019 to 2020. This includes £1 billion a year to deliver 30 hours of free childcare and to increase our hourly funding rates that we introduced in April 2017.</p><p>The department’s increased level of investment was based on our ‘Review of Childcare Costs’, which was described as ‘thorough and wide ranging’ by the National Audit Office. The review looked at the costs of childcare provision, including business rates. We have commissioned new research to understand provider’s current costs.</p><p>The government has also increased Small Business Rate Relief and provided local authorities with funding to support £300 million of discretionary business rates relief. Local authorities are able to use this to support local nurseries.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-09-12T08:36:20.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T08:36:20.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of childcare provision in the private, voluntary and independent early education sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 166501 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>By 2019-20 we will be spending around £6 billion on childcare support – a record amount. This includes around £1 billion extra a year to deliver 30 hours of free childcare and fund the increase in hourly rates that we introduced in April 2017.</p><p>Our average funding rates are based on the department’s ‘Review of Childcare Costs’ which was described as “thorough and wide ranging” by the National Audit Office. The review looked at both current and future cost pressures.</p><p>The latest Ofsted data from March 2018 showed that the number of non-domestic providers has remained stable. We continue to monitor both the implementation of 30 hours and delivery costs. We have recently commissioned new research to provide us with further robust and detailed data of the costs of delivering childcare for under five-year-olds using a representative sample of early years providers.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-07-25T12:37:02.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T12:37:02.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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945583
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have provided business rate relief to private, voluntary and independent childcare providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 166502 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. Local discounts are a matter for individual authorities.</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 more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T12:38:35.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T12:38:35.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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945584
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star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to increase recruitment and retention in the childcare sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 166503 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>In March 2017, we published the Early Years Workforce Strategy which set out how government will work with the sector to help employers attract, retain and develop early years staff: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596884/Workforce_strategy_02-03-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596884/Workforce_strategy_02-03-2017.pdf</a>.</p><p>We have made good progress in delivering the commitments in the strategy. This includes consulting on new criteria to strengthen level 2 qualifications to ensure practitioners have a firm foundation to progress up to level 3 and beyond. We have also taken steps to improve careers advice by upskilling Department for Work and Pensions job coaches to update their knowledge on careers in the sector, and have supported the work of the Education and Employers Charity and Tinies Childcare to promote the sector through their careers and engagement activity in schools. Through a voluntary and community sector grant we have also funded the establishment of an online directory with information on early years training and qualifications.</p>
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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less than 2018-07-25T12:41:03.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T12:41:03.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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945585
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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 Pupils: Cancer more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what in-school support is provided for children suffering from (a) bowel and (b) bladder cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 166504 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>In 2014, the government introduced a new duty on schools to support pupils with medical conditions and has published statutory guidance on this for schools and others to follow. The guidance can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance does not specify which medical conditions should be supported in schools. Instead, it focuses on the needs of each individual child and how their medical condition impacts on school life. It is clear that pupils at school with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance is clear that schools, local authorities, health professionals, commissioners and other support services should work together to ensure that children with medical conditions receive a full education. I met with the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance earlier this year, which includes representation from CLIC Sargent to discuss this.</p><p> </p><p>Schools also have duties under the Equalities Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments and not to discriminate against disabled children, including those with long-term health conditions, such as bowel and bladder cancer in relation to their access to education and associated services. Schools must make reasonable adjustments to their practices, procedures and policies to ensure that they are not putting those with long-term health problems at a disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2018-07-25T12:33:41.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T12:33:41.767Z
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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 Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter