Foster Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220175, on what occasions her Department has intervened when a local authority had not complied with its statutory responsibility of meeting the six-week regulation for visits of children since 2010.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

There are no occasions, since 2010, on which the Department for Education has intervened when a local authority has not complied with its statutory responsibility of meeting the six-week regulation for visits of privately fostered children.

The Department for Education intervenes when Ofsted finds performance has failed across a number of areas within a local authority’s provision of children’s social care. Local authorities are required to complete an annual statistical return giving details of private fostering arrangements known to them.

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