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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (1 Mar 2017)

Education: Fostering. 9:30 am
Witnesses: ..., Chief Executive Officer, British Association of Social Workers Jon Fayle, Vice-Chair, National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers Rachel Harrison, Lead Officer for Schools and Foster Carers, GMB Union Dave Hill, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services Councillor Richard Watts, Chair of Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association

Criminal Finances Bill: Social Security and Pensions (21 Feb 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ..., we remain committed to supporting people who cannot work and those with additional needs, which is why the orders provide for an additional £2.5 billion in 2017-18 to increase benefits for pensioners, carers and the additional costs of disability. We have had to make difficult decisions on spending. To protect those with additional needs, we are increasing the ESA support group...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Nash: ..., and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. In addition, Ofsted’s school inspection handbook does require inspectors to consider how well leaders and governors engage with parents, carers and others in supporting pupils.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care (20 Feb 2017)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase out-of-hours support for foster carers (a) in Coventry South constituency and (b) nationally; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Speech and Language Disorders: Children and Young People (20 Feb 2017)

Edward Timpson: I welcome RCSLT’s report. It is encouraging that the majority of speech and language therapists, feel that parents and carers have been effectively involved in the decision making process and that they feel confident delivering the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms effectively. However, we know there is still work to do, which is why we have invested £1.7...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services (20 Feb 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...since 1948. It is having a profound impact on the way the system works, the responsibilities of local government and partners, and the rights, outcomes and experience of people who need care, carers and their families. The first phase of the Care Act implemented, from April 2015, saw the introduction of a large number of reforms including establishing a new statutory “wellbeing...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers: New Enterprise Allowance (10 Feb 2017)

Alex Chalk: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the New Enterprise Allowance is not available to carers on income support.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Refugees: Children in Care (10 Feb 2017)

Lord Nash: ...making sure local authorities are aware of the heightened risk that they may go missing due to being trafficked. We are also funding the Refugee Council and ECPAT to deliver training for foster carers and support workers of unaccompanied migrant children, who may be at risk of trafficking, to ensure they can also offer the appropriate support to the children in their care. On 1 November...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Master Trust Schemes: Review of Participation (9 Feb 2017)

Alex Cunningham: My final intervention is to raise the very specific issue of carers. Will carers be included in the review?

Hospital Beds: Availability - Question (9 Feb 2017)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: What is the situation of people providing care at home on behalf of councils? Many carers I know are called out at 10 or 11 at night to receive someone who has just been sent home from hospital. However, they are not really trained themselves; they are trained only by the care agency. Is it not time that we provided them with proper training, particularly as so many of them have come from the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Heart Diseases (9 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: ...integration of all services with the aim of delivering person centred and coordinated care for both men and women, which is tailored to their individual needs and preferences and those of their carer and family. To support clinicians in the diagnosis and management of heart failure, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published Chronic Heart failure in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Young People (9 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: ...a mobility component. Children in receipt of DLA can receive up to £139.75 a week, and people who are terminally ill can have their claim fast tracked to access benefits sooner. Families and carers can also qualify for Carer’s Allowance and receive £62.10 a week if they meet the eligibility criteria, and some councils run Council Tax Reductions schemes for people on low...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Young People (9 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: ...cancer patients suffer long-term physical and psychological consequences of their treatment in to adulthood. Care should be built around what matters to the young person and their family and carers so we are working closely with cancer charities to ensure patients get the support they need during and after their treatment. In 2015 we announced everyone diagnosed with cancer in England...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Fraud, Error and Debt Measures (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Green: ...Data and Analytics to identify potential fraud and error Many people rely on the benefit system for support – it provides a vital safety net for people who are out of work, people with disabilities, those who are carers, bringing up children, retired, or on low incomes. So it is vital that we protect it from the very small minority who try to claim taxpayers’ money they are not...

Scottish Parliament: Barnardo’s Scotland Nurture Week (9 Feb 2017)

Stuart McMillan: ...parents and children. Barnardo’s has helped children and their families for more than 150 years. Central to its aims is the belief that every child deserves the best start in life, regardless of gender, race, disability or behaviour. Barnardo’s understands that being a parent or carer can be hard work. Its children’s centres provide a fun safe haven where mums, dads,...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (9 Feb 2017)

Graeme Dey: ...seeks to improve employability skills, digital inclusion and social funds for innovation and regeneration. It has already been working unpaid in the areas of criminal justice and the elderly and is about to begin engagement work with Angus Carers. Its ethos is: see a need, meet that need. One could just as easily apply that ethos to Care about Angus or the Kirriemuir Regeneration Group. As...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Report (7 Feb 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...look at how best to promote access to effective medicines, through its recommendations and guidance to the NHS. In developing its guidance, NICE of course takes account of all health-related costs and benefits, including benefits to carers. As I am sure my noble friend will recall, in 2014 NICE considered changes to its methods to capture better the wider costs and benefits to society of...

Residential Care - Question (6 Feb 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The noble Baroness is quite right to highlight the work that carers do. There is now, of course, a national carers strategy to support those who are supporting their families, often in very difficult circumstances. The point that my honourable friend in the other place was trying to make was that there is an important role for families to continue doing so—in the way that parents care...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Social Mobility (6 Feb 2017)

Michelle Donelan: Currently, the pupil premium is a very limited measure—for instance, children who are young carers are not recognised. In addition, it stops at 16, despite some form of education being compulsory until 18. Will the Minister therefore consider a review of the pupil premium to achieve true social mobility?

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