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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the correlation between deprivation and demand for children’s services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Demand for children’s services is associated with a number of factors, including deprivation. The most deprived local authorities (LAs) have more looked after children (per 10,000 17 year olds), and these rates have grown faster than the least deprived LAs.</p><p>In preparation for the Spending Review, to help ensure decisions are based on the best available evidence, the government is working with the sector to develop a sharper and more granular picture of demand for children’s services.</p><p>We are also working with Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as part of the Government’s Fair Funding Review of relative needs and resources, where new, up-to-date formulas are being developed to ensure funding distribution to councils is based on the best available evidence.</p><p>We welcome the contributions from the sector in this area, including Newton Europe’s Making Sense (2018) report and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services' continuing research reports, Safeguarding Pressures (2018).</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 2018-12-13T14:41:48.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T14:41:48.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of implications for his policies of the recommendation in the Staying put: an unfulfilled promise, published by the Fostering Network in November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>‘Staying Put’ has helped thousands of care leavers to transition more smoothly from care to living independently. It provides continuity of relationships and care arrangements, enabling care leavers to benefit from a stable and secure family setting, and to prepare for independence at a more gradual pace, rather than facing a ‘cliff-edge’ at age 18.</p><p>The government keeps the Staying Put policy under constant review, including through monitoring data from local authorities on take-up by young people, engagement with the sector, and reviewing information from Ofsted inspections of local authorities. Staying Put was also considered as part of the independent fostering review undertaken by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, published in February 2018.</p><p>The latest data show that increasing numbers of care leavers are living in Staying Put arrangements. In the year ending March 2018, 55% of 18-year-olds chose to Stay Put, which is an increase of 4% on 2017. Furthermore, the data show that 31% of 19-year-olds, and 26% of 20-year-olds were still living with their former foster carers, which represent increases on the previous year.</p><p>In 2018 to 2019 the government provided £23.3 million to local authorities to implement Staying Put, with a further £23.77 million committed for 2019 to 2020. Decisions on funding beyond March 2020 will be subject to the outcome of the next Spending Review.</p><p>The government does not believe that introducing a national minimum allowance for Staying Put carers is the right way forward. Unlike children in foster care, young people in Staying Put arrangements are adults, and may be in work or claiming benefits. These financial sources can be used to contribute to the cost of providing the Staying Put arrangement, in a similar way that young people who are still living at home with their parents may contribute to the costs of running the household.</p><p>The government does not believe a foster carer’s approval should automatically lapse after 12 months if they are a Staying Put carer. We will communicate this message to the sector.</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 2019-01-14T17:48:00.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:48:00.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure that social workers are adequately trained to respond to cases of trafficked children that subsequently go missing and (b) improve the recording and reporting practices by local authorities on trafficked children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>On 1 November 2017, the government published revised and expanded statutory guidance for local authorities on the care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery, which sets out the training and awareness requirements for all those involved in the care of these vulnerable children. This guidance is available to social workers along with the statutory guidance on children who go missing from care, and practice guidance on children who may have been trafficked. Local authorities are best placed to then ensure that social workers receive the training they need to meet the needs of children locally.</p><p>The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced a duty to local authorities to refer all child victims of trafficking or modern slavery into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), the UK’s system for identify and supporting victims. A referral into this system enables accurate recording and reporting by the Home Office on a quarterly basis. As part of NRM reform the government is conducting a review of how first responders should be trained. This will include understanding how to support all first responders in making these referrals which will support improved recording and reporting.</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 2019-02-07T17:15:35.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:15:35.01Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Pupils: Hearing Impairment more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of support for deaf schoolchildren in mainstream schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>I am determined that all children and young people, including those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, receive the support they need to achieve the success they deserve.</p><p>94% of pupils identified with hearing impairment as their primary type of need in January 2018 were in a state-funded mainstream school. It is therefore important that teachers in mainstream schools, as well as those in specialist settings, are equipped with the knowledge and skill to support their individual pupils, including those with a hearing impairment, to achieve their potential.</p><p>In April 2018 the Whole School special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) consortium, led by nasen, were awarded £3.4 million for 2018-2020 to deliver a programme of work to equip the school workforce to deliver high quality teaching across all types of SEND, including hearing impairment. The programme of work aims to help schools identify and meet SEND training needs and build the specialist workforce. We are also reviewing the learning outcomes of specialist SEND qualifications, including the mandatory qualifications for teachers of classes with hearing impairment, to ensure they reflect the changing needs of the education system.</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 2019-02-26T16:00:57.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T16:00:57.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Carers: Children more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that young carers are identified and adequately supported through their schooling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing, and to protect them from excessive or inappropriate caring responsibilities that can impact on their education.</p><p>The cross-government ‘Carers Action Plan’ (published June 2018), a 2 year programme of tailored work to support unpaid carers of all ages, aims to improve the identification of young carers; improving their educational opportunities and outcomes; providing support to young carers, particularly to vulnerable children; and improving access to services. The Children in Need review is also identifying how to spread best practice on raising educational outcomes.</p><p>The Department for Education provides schools with £2.4 billion each year in additional funding through the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils. Each eligible pupil attracts £1,320 to primary schools and £935 to secondary schools. Eligibility for the pupil premium is based largely on current or past claims for free school meals. Some research with young carers aged 14-16 suggested that around 60% already attract the pupil premium through their eligibility for free school meals.</p><p>We expect schools to make effective use of their pupil premium and do not tell them how to use it. Schools know their pupils best and will spend the grant to meet pupil needs, which may include needs arising from a caring role. Schools are held to account for their pupil premium use through school inspection and information in performance tables, and most schools are required to publish details about their pupil premium strategy and its impact.</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 2019-02-26T12:09:13Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T12:09:13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the February 2019 report by Action for Children and others which linked reductions in local children's services with an increase in youth violence and exploitation; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>At Autumn Budget, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an extra £410 million to address pressures on social care services, along with £84 million over 5 years to support up to 20 local authorities to improve their social work practice and decision-making, enabling them to work more effectively with the most vulnerable children and their families.</p><p>This builds on the £200 billion government has already made available to councils up to 2020 to provide services in the best interests of local residents, including those for children and young people.</p><p>We are also working closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the sector to ensure decisions around core funding made at Spending Review, and how it is shared between local authorities as part of the review of relative needs and resources, are informed by the best available evidence.</p><p>Additionally, the National Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has announced its first review into adolescents at risk of criminal exploitation focusing on whether young people get the help they need, when they need it and how services can be improved to prevent further harm: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-safeguarding-practice-review-panel-first-national-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-safeguarding-practice-review-panel-first-national-review</a>.</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 2019-03-04T14:52:50.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T14:52:50.197Z
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Children: Food Poverty more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of food poverty on children and young people's physical, emotional and educational well-being. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The government supports the provision of nutritious food in schools, which ensures pupils are well nourished, develop healthy eating habits and can concentrate and learn. We encourage a healthy balanced diet and healthy life choices through school funding, legislation and guidance. Under the benefits-based criteria, around 1.1 million of the most disadvantaged children are eligible for and claiming free school meals – saving families around £400 per year. Benefits-based free meals were extended to disadvantaged further education students in September 2014. A further 1.5 million infants receive free nutritious meals under the universal infant free school meals scheme.</p><p>We are also investing up to £26 million to the National Schools Breakfast Programme. This money will kick-start or improve breakfast clubs in over 1,700 schools and target the most disadvantaged areas of the country, including Opportunity Areas. Healthy breakfast clubs can play an important role in ensuring children from all backgrounds have a healthy start to their day so that they enhance their learning potential.</p><p>In addition, in 2018 the government announced a programme of work to explore how to ensure disadvantaged young people can access healthy food and enriching activities over the school holidays. We awarded £2 million to 7 organisations to deliver free healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children during the 2018 summer holidays. In November 2018, we announced details of a £9 million fund for summer 2019 to set-up local coordinators of free holiday activities and food provision in summer 2019 in a number of local authorities.</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 2019-04-08T15:31:30.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:31:30.817Z
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Primary Education: Assessments more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the new baseline test on children's (a) confidence and (b) relationships with (i) teachers and (ii) other pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>As we develop the reception baseline assessment (RBA), we are continuing to discuss its implementation with a wide range of stakeholders, including teachers, early years practitioners and assessment experts. We will conduct a voluntary national pilot in the autumn of this year, which will enable us to consider pupils’ experiences of the assessment ahead of its scheduled statutory rollout in September 2020.</p><p>Most, if not all, schools carry out assessments of pupils when they start reception so they can ascertain their level of development and plan teaching and learning. While the precise nature of these assessments may vary, the RBA will be broadly consistent with activities that take place in reception classrooms – for example, counting and describing pictures.</p><p> </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 2019-04-30T12:58:15.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T12:58:15.963Z
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to extend the number of free childcare hours for low-income families as a means of tackling social inequality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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. The government has no plans to extend the package of free childcare entitlement schemes<strong>. </strong></p><p>Supporting parents who want to work, with the cost of childcare, is important. That is why the government already offers a package of schemes: all 3 and 4–year-olds and the most disadvantaged 2-year-olds can access 15 hours a week of early education. From September 2017, this government doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds to 30 hours a week - saving parents up to £5,000 per year in total if they use the full 30 hours of free childcare available. 30 hours free childcare helps a wide range of families, for example, a lone parent only has to earn from just under £7,000 a year to be able to access 30 hours of free childcare and a couple from just under £14,000.</p><p>Tackling social inequality is not just about 30 hours free childcare. The government is committed to supporting disadvantaged children, for example, through the 2-year-old entitlement, the early years pupil premium and the actions announced in ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’. We will continue to track the outcomes of disadvantaged children, where the gap continues to close. Tax-Free Childcare provides additional financial help from government to help with any additional costs. Eligible parents can also claim up to 85% of their childcare costs through universal credit.</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 2019-05-09T14:41:01.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T14:41:01.023Z
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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 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Local Government Services more like this
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unstar 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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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 more like this
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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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