Results 21–40 of 549 for speaker:Claire Coutinho

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Mental Health Services (31 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: Teachers are not mental health professionals and should not be expected to diagnose or treat mental health conditions. However, schools can play a vital role in preventing the progression and escalation of ill mental health by providing safe, calm, supportive environments in which individual needs are noticed, explored, and responded to, with appropriate targeted academic, pastoral, or...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: Private Sector (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The level of funding spent by each local authority in England on private provision can be found here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tab les/permalink/590f3ff4-eef3-4594-8ab5-08dafb06f66e. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) looked at provider profits as part of their market study of children’s social care in England, Scotland and Wales. The final report...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: Information on the number of looked-after children who stayed in one placement during 2021/22 and the number who moved at least once can be found in the attached table. Figures on the number of looked-after children who changed placements three or more times during a one year period can be accessed here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tab...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Supported Housing: Young People (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department recognises that supported accommodation, which includes supported lodgings, can be the right option for some older children, where it is high quality and where the young person is ready for the level of independence it promotes. We are investing over £140 million to introduce mandatory national standards and Ofsted registration and inspection of providers who accommodate...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Adoption: Self-employed (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department recognises that it is crucial to the success of an adoption placement that the adopter has time to care for and bond with their child. Self-employed adoptive parents may be supported in a range of ways by local authorities, including through financial support where applicable, as set out in the statutory guidance on adoption. This states that local authorities should consider...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Workers (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: In the year ending 31 March 2022, around 3,000 newly qualified child and family social workers were supported through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, which is the programme social workers undertake when they enter the profession. 2022 data is not available. In the year ending 30 September 2021, around 2,800 child and family social workers left children’s services in local...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Social Care Independent Review (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department is rapidly working up an ambitious and detailed implementation strategy in response to the Independent Review of Children's Social Care, which we will publish shortly. The department is committed to engaging widely with those with care experience and all interested stakeholders to help us drive the right change and scale up good practice across the country. ​The department...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Asylum: Schools (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department does not hold information centrally on in-year admissions, so we are not able to provide the information requested.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care: Recruitment (27 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department closely monitors data and research in trends relating to the recruitment of foster carers. Recognising the urgency of action in placement sufficiency, we will prioritise working with local authorities to recruit more foster carers. This will include pathfinder local recruitment campaigns that build towards a national programme, to help ensure that children have access to the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Childcare (26 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department remains committed to improving the cost, choice, and availability of childcare, and we are continuing to look at ways to make childcare more affordable and flexible for parents. In England, we have spent over £3.5 billion in each of the past three years on our early education entitlements to support families with the cost of childcare. This government-funded childcare support...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (26 Jan 2023)

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. The SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) Green Paper published in March 2022, set out proposals to commission analysis to ensure that the needs of children and young...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: East of England (26 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department is committed to ensuring that every child in an early years setting, regardless of their background, where they live, or any additional needs they may have, receives high quality education and care. In 2021, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework was reformed. The EYFS framework sets the standards and requirements that all early years providers must follow,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Greater London (26 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: Information on the number of qualified teachers of the deaf or for the visually impaired is not collected by the department. Information on the school workforce in England is collected as part of the annual School Workforce Census each November. Information is published in the ‘School Workforce in England’ statistical publication, available at:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Freedom of Expression: Antisemitism (25 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department has encouraged higher education providers to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and has asked the Office for Students (OfS) to keep a record of those providers which have done so. The department is clear that antisemitism is abhorrent. We remain committed to the IHRA definition and our belief that providers should adopt it....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Mental Health Services (25 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: Schools are best placed to decide themselves what support to offer to their pupils to support their mental health and wellbeing. The department does not collect detailed data on provision in schools, but does ask questions about schools’ perceptions of mental health support as part of our regular omnibus surveys, the results of which are published here:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Reviews (25 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department is committed to publishing a full response to both the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Green Paper early this year. The department continues to support the system in the immediate term to deliver change and continue to improve the experience and outcomes for children who need...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (25 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: As of 20 January 2023, Ofsted have rated 87 local authorities as Good or Outstanding for children’s social care, which amounts to 57% of local authorities. This compares to 54 local authorities in March 2017. A breakdown for the number of children’s social care departments previously assessed as Inadequate or Requires Improvement that have subsequently been reassessed as Good or...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Childcare (25 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The department is committed to supporting working families and parents back into employment, by improving the cost, choice, and availability of childcare. We have spent over £3.5 billion in each of the past three years on early education entitlements, supporting families with the cost of childcare. In July 2022, the department announced measures to increase take-up of childcare support and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Social Care National Implementation Board (24 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The next meeting of the National Implementation Board is due to take place on Monday 27 February 2023. I will attend and chair the meeting, in my capacity as the Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (24 Jan 2023)

Claire Coutinho: The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care’s final report was published in May 2022. The department will publish an ambitious and detailed Implementation Strategy early in 2023, setting out our plans for reforms. Our Implementation Strategy will also respond to the Competition Markets Authority report into children’s social care placements.


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