Children's Centres

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Conservative, Burton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 906346, what live data health services and local authorities are permitted to share with children's centres.

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

The Department for Education’s Sure Start Children’s Centres statutory guidance states 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.

Individual data items that this would include are subject to local partnership agreements or protocols, developed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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