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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (9 Dec 2022)

Child Support (Enforcement) Bill: Second Reading – Claire Coutinho. Private Members' Bills

Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill (2 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: I am over the moon to be here discussing such important issues. As the Minister for special educational needs, and having served briefly as the Minister for disabled people, I want to start by congratulating my right hon. Friend the Member for West Suffolk (Matt Hancock) on introducing a Bill on this important issue. Having heard from people from across the House, I think we can agree that...

Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill (2 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: My right hon. Friend is making an excellent speech, and I thank him for shining such a bright spotlight on this area and setting out the opportunities for neurodivergent people. Increasing educational and employment outcomes is a huge priority for me, and I know that he is a passionate campaigner. I want to put on the record my gratitude to him and willingness to work with him further on this...

Written Answers — Department for Education: University of Sussex: Freedom of Expression (2 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: As the regulator for higher education in England, the Office for Students is an independent public body. Any investigations that they conduct are a matter for them and it is not for the department to provide comment. The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill includes a range of measures aimed at protecting and promoting freedom of speech and academic freedom in higher education in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (2 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department does not collect data on how many children with an education, health and care plan or statement of special educational needs are waiting for school places in mainstream education. Each January, the department collects data from local authorities, covering the number of children and young people and the type of provision attended. This includes mainstream schools, special...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Research (2 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department is aware of the research carried out by Action for Children’s Parent Talk Service and the recommendations it sets out for the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system. This includes strengthening accountability measures to ensure that every child and young person has access to support that meets their needs. The SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper sets...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care: Finance (2 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards, issued by the department under the Care Standards Act 2000 (CSA), set out the expectations that are placed on foster parents and their agencies. The department is clear that no one should suffer financially because of their fostering role and we expect all foster parents to receive at least the national minimum allowance (NMA), plus any...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care: Allowances (1 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The national minimum allowance (NMA) is uprated annually, with the next update to come into effect in April 2023. As part of the process of uprating, the department will discuss with HM Treasury as required. The Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards, issued by the department under the Care Standards Act 2000 (CSA), set out the expectations that are placed on foster parents and their...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Nurseries: Finance (1 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: In the 2022 Autumn Statement, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor did not commit to new measures for early years, including maintained nursery schools (MNS). The department has increased funding to local authorities to increase the hourly rates they pay to childcare providers, including MNS, and we are providing additional support for all early years providers with their energy costs over the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Staff (1 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department knows that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) frequently require access to additional support from a broad specialist workforce across education, health and care. As my hon. Friend, the Minister for Mental Health and Women’s Health Strategy, explained on 25 November 2022, the SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper sets out...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Refugees: Ukraine (1 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department continues to work across government to ensure we are supporting all Ukrainians in the UK to give them the same access to public services in education and childcare as a UK citizen. Families, including those from Ukraine, can get help towards childcare depending on their circumstances:All parents of 3 and 4-year-olds can access 15 free hours of childcare per week across 38 weeks...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Care Leavers (1 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department is providing £99 million to local authorities over this spending review to help care leavers stay with their foster families after they turn 18 in a Staying Put arrangement, so they can continue to benefit from a stable and secure family setting as they transition to independence. We are also providing £36 million to extend the Staying Close pilot so that more care leavers...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium: Children in Care (1 Dec 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department is committed to ensuring that care experienced children and young people are supported to succeed in education and achieve positive outcomes. Every local authority in England must appoint a Virtual School Head, who has a statutory duty to promote the educational attainment of all children in their care. Looked-after children have priority in school admission and attract Pupil...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Hampshire (30 Nov 2022)

Claire Coutinho: A joint local area special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) inspection of Hampshire was undertaken by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) in March 2020. At the time, inspectors identified no significant areas of weakness in SEND services. The department’s SEND data collection is about a full local authority and does not analyse by districts. Nor do we collect data on the level...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Childcare (29 Nov 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department is not currently planning to extend the 30 hours of free childcare to include income earned through PhD studies. We recognise the value of parents continuing in education and provide a range of support for students in further or higher education to support them with childcare. Students starting a doctoral degree on or after 1 August 2018 are eligible to receive a postgraduate...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Disability and Special Educational Needs (29 Nov 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department commissioned the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Review in March 2022 to understand how improvements can be made to the SEND system, recognising that reforms to the system from 2014 have been unable to achieve the intended outcomes. The review aims to determine what changes can be made in order to establish a system that constantly delivers for children and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Amira Abase (29 Nov 2022)

Claire Coutinho: Following reports of pupils from Bethnal Green Academy travelling to Syria, the department provided support to the school through the Regional Director (previously Regional Schools Commissioners), in addition to the support being provided by the local authority and police. The department is clear in its statutory guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2018), that it is for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Dyslexia: West Midlands (29 Nov 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department is acting to improve early identification and intervention for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), such as dyslexia, through the reforms outlined in the Schools White Paper and the SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper. These build on measures already in place to identify pupils who are facing challenges, including with literacy and reading, to help teachers...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Dyslexia (29 Nov 2022)

Claire Coutinho: I refer the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak to the answer given on 28 November 2022 to Question 92078.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (29 Nov 2022)

Claire Coutinho: The department welcomes the Children's Commissioner's report, a response to the department’s consultation, which provided a range of recommendations for the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system. This includes improving the education, health and care (EHC) plan process and the support that is available for through alternative provision (AP) providers. The SEND and AP...


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