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Children: Care Homes

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2018 to Question 201570 on Children: Care Homes, what funding from the Children’s Social Care Innovation programme has been allocated to (a) Coventry City Council and (b) other local authorities.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Launched in 2013, the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme has invested £200 million in up to 98 projects across 3 funding rounds (2014-2020), enabling local authorities to develop, test and scale new approaches to supporting vulnerable children in the social care system supported by an independent evaluation.

We have supported Coventry City Council up to £871,000 over three years to adopt and adapt Project Crewe’s successful innovative model in providing targeted support to children in need. This includes utilising integrated cross-sector working and personalised interventions aimed at ensuring that children in need in the area receive targeted, multi-agency support they need to prevent repeat referrals, escalation to child protection measures or entry to care.

Coventry City Council also received £969,835 for their work with the Family Rights Group and Catch22 innovation projects.

We are also working with up to 116 local authorities who are involved with the innovation programme in either leading, partnering and or supporting on an innovation programme project up to 2022.

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