Children’s Centres

Education written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will review the adequacy of current statutory guidance on the sharing of live birth data with children’s centres.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Government has no plans to review the statutory guidance for children’s centres on the sharing of live birth data.

The Department for Education’s Sure Start children’s centres statutory guidance says that health services and local authorities should share information (such as live birth data and data on families with children under five who have recently moved into the area) with children’s centres on a regular basis.

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