Pupil Premium: Adoption

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to raise awareness of the availability of Pupil Premium Plus funding for adopted children among parents and schools.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Eligibility for pupil premium plus (PP+) funding for adopted children relies on self-declaration by adoptive parents. We respect the rights of parents to choose whether or not to declare that their child is adopted but have worked with the sector, including through social media, to encourage parents to declare.

Statutory guidance for designated teachers requires them to help raise previously looked-after children’s parents’ and guardians’ awareness of their entitlements, including encouraging parents of eligible previously looked-after children to tell the school if their child is eligible to attract PP+ funding.

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