Social Services: Children

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the dates of the meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on local authority delivered children's services.

Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the dates of the meetings Ministers in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Department for Education on local authority delivered children's services.

Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department undertakes joint projects with the Department for Education on the delivery of local authority-run children's services.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Ministers and Officials regularly meet their counterparts in the Department for Education to discuss a range of issues, including the delivery of children’s services.

MHCLG is responsible for funding local authorities through the local government finance settlement, which is largely unringfenced to allow local authorities to target spending according to local needs, such as children’s services. The Department for Education has policy responsibility for children’s services and works closely with local authorities on policy development, delivery and improvements.

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