Children in Care: Disclosure of Information

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will introduce legislation to allow police forces access to the names and addresses of all local authority children's homes in their area.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We agree there should not be barriers in regulation preventing Ofsted from sharing information with the police about the location of children's homes so that children are effectively safeguarded and we will be looking at options for changing legislation as announced on 3 July.

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