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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
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 guidance his Department provides to local authorities on accommodation standards for 16 and 17 year olds in care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 259860 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for commissioning sufficient accommodation to meet the needs of children in care and care leavers; and to ensure that this accommodation is ‘suitable’.</p><p> </p><p>Suitable accommodation is defined in the Children Act Volume 2 guidance, which states that settings used to accommodate children in care should:</p><p> </p><ul><li>be suitable for the child in light of their needs, including their health needs;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>ensure the responsible authority has satisfied itself as to the character and suitability of the landlord or other provider;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>comply with health and safety requirements relating to rented accommodation; and</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>ensure the responsible authority has, so far as reasonably practicable, taken into account the child’s: wishes and feelings; and education, training or employment needs.</li></ul><p> </p><p>A copy of the guidance is available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This definition of suitable accommodation also applies to settings used to accommodate care leavers aged 16 or 17.</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 2019-06-10T16:49:14.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:49:14.297Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care remove filter
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 she is taking to ensure that local councils have sufficient funds for children in care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 111237 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 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Spending Review 2015 made available more than £200 billion to local councils for local services up to 2019-20.</p><p> </p><p>Funding for children’s services is an un-ring-fenced part of the wider local government finance settlement. It is for local councils to determine how to spend their non-ring fenced income on the services they provide, including services for children in care. Local councils increased spending on children and young people’s services to over £9 billion in 2015-16.</p><p>To help local councils redesign their children’s services to achieve higher quality and better value for money, we have invested £200 million since 2014 in our Innovation and Partners in Practice Programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-11-10T14:47:34.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T14:47:34.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter