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Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Finance (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Holding answer received on 10 December 2018 Information on academy transfers (sometimes referred to as ‘rebrokerage’), and the grant funding provided for those during the financial years 2013-14 to 2017-18 is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/academy-transfers-a nd-funding-england-financial-year-2017-to-2018. In the financial year 2017-18, around a half of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Funding for local government services, including children’s services, is set initially in the Spending Review. My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced that the next Spending Review will be in 2019 and that decisions about the future funding of children’s services will be taken in the round. We are working with the sector both to develop a thorough...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Local authorities are required under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to submit education and children’s social care budget and expenditure statements. This data is published in statistical releases annually. The most recent release shows a difference of approximately £1 billion in 2017-18 when their planned spend is compared to their actual spend....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Local authorities are required under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act (2009) to submit education and children’s social care budget and expenditure statements. This data is published in statistical releases annually. The most recent release shows a difference of approximately £1 billion in 2017 to 2018 when their planned spend is compared to their actual...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: 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. In preparation for the Spending Review, to help ensure decisions are based on the best available evidence, the government is working...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Food (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: We remain committed to delivering the healthy schools rating scheme in a way that makes the most of existing resources available to schools. We are preparing our scheme based on testing and stakeholder feedback, and will continue to work with stakeholders across government, the food sector and charitable organisations. We will share more information shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Standards (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) results 2017-2018’ include time series data on attainment gaps for pupil characteristics - including eligibility for free school meals (FSM), special educational needs and disabilities and ethnicity - for the period 2013 to 2018. (EYFSP 2018 additional tables by pupil characteristics – Table 1:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pay (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The information requested is not held centrally. Employers in the early years sector are responsible for setting the pay and conditions for their employees, including early years teachers, within the statutory requirements set by government (for example, national minimum wage).

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pay (13 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The information requested is not held centrally. Employers in the early years sector are responsible for setting the pay and conditions for their employees, including early years teachers, within the statutory requirements set by government (for example, national minimum wage). Teachers who hold qualified teacher status and work in maintained schools are entitled to school teachers’ pay...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Protection (12 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: We monitor the number of children looked after and the number of children with child protection plans on an ongoing basis. Figures on the number of looked after children at the 31 March in the last five years are published in Table A1 of statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018’ at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-aft...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders (12 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The government is committed to ensuring that children and young people with speech, language and communication needs get the support they need. The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice makes clear that local authorities, educational institutions, and relevant others must appropriately identify the needs of their local area and ensure that appropriate support is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (12 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Ministers and officials regularly meet key stakeholders, including Directors of Children’s Services (DCSs), to discuss policy issues relating to the department’s agenda. For example, I recently met with DCSs and Local Authority Chief Executives at the National Children and Adult Services Conference, held recent roundtables in the department with groups of both DCSs and Chief Executives,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (12 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: 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 0-17 year olds), and these rates have grown faster than the least deprived LAs. In preparation for the Spending Review, to help ensure decisions are based on the best available evidence, the government is working...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Protection (11 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The government is committed to ensuring that all children, irrespective of background, have a fair chance to go as far as their talent and hard work will take them. Every child – including those from economically deprived backgrounds, with special educational needs, or who are in need of help and protection from children’s social care – should have the opportunity to achieve good...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (11 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Effective leadership is vital for high quality local children’s services. We are improving the quality of leadership through £2 million for the Local Government Association to provide support to lead members and chief executives, and are increasing the support to Directors of children’s services. We have an ambitious programme to improve the social work workforce, which underpins...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (11 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The department publishes a range of statistics on children’s services and these data are available to all local authorities to help benchmark their services. This data shows that since 2013, levels of Children in Need, Children Protection Plans and Looked after Children have risen by 7.1%; 24.5% and 10.7% respectively. The government is working between now and the Spending Review 2019 to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (11 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The department’s vision is to provide world-class education, training and care to make sure that everyone has the chance to reach their potential and live a more fulfilled life. This will create a more productive economy, so that our country is fit for the future. For example, one of the department’s priorities is to improve our understanding of child wellbeing and happiness. Beginning...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (11 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: This government has made available over £200 billion for local services in England over the current five-year spending period (from 2015-2016 to 2019-2020). Funding for children’s services is a non-ringfenced part of the wider local government finance settlement. It is for councils to decide how best to use their settlement funding to meet their statutory duties and deliver the local...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Food (11 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: It is critical that we reflect carefully on the feedback we have received on the healthy school rating scheme, to ensure we support schools as effectively as possible. The details of how the scheme will interact with stakeholders and schools will be announced shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: Missing Persons (11 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Information on the number of missing and away without authorisation incidents of looked after children in children’s homes by the location of the placement is shown in the attached table. The location reflects whether the child’s placement is inside or outside the boundary of the authority responsible for care. This information was collected for the first time in 2014-15 and so figures...


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