Families: Finance

Department for Education written question – answered on 18th September 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 2.64 of Budget 2020 on research to support vulnerable children, what progress has been made on delivering the £2.5 million for research and developing best practice around the integration of services for families, including family hubs.

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many family hubs (a) have opened and (b) are planned to open as a result of the additional support announced in the March 2020 budget.

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on integrating family hubs with the Troubled Families Programme.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We will be launching the procurement process for research and developing best practice on integration of services for families, including family hubs, shortly.

The number of family hubs in each locality is determined by local councils in consultation with their local communities.

Local authorities and their partners have the flexibility to deliver the Troubled Families Programme in the way that best meets their local needs. The programme’s Early Help System Guide supports local areas to re-configure their services around families and encourages innovative, multi-agency practice, which could include integrated hubs based in the community.

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