Children: Social Services

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd November 2017.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to Greater Manchester Combined Authority's bid for funding from the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Department for Education)

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has submitted a request to the department for innovation funding, separate to the Innovation Programme bidding process. Their proposals are part of discussions linked to their Devolution Deal and the commitment they made to a full review of their children’s services across the ten local authorities. Minsters will make a decision based on the potential for improved outcomes for children, value for money, and genuine innovation. GMCA will be informed of the minister’s decision in due course.

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