Social Services

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of distribution of funding to different local authorities to meet social care need in those areas.

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

The Department for Education works closely with local authorities and the sector to assess the impact of a variety of factors on children’s services, including funding and any increases in demand.

Local authority funding is distributed using a formula based on population and deprivation, as well as the varying cost of delivering services across the country.

The government is committed to reform of the local government finance system and will continue to work with the sector to ensure that the system supports local authorities to effectively deliver their services.

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