Disability: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th November 2021.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Department for Education on the provision of disabled children’s social care.

Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Department for Education on the provision of disabled children's social care.

Photo of Alexander Stafford Alexander Stafford Conservative, Rother Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions officials in his Department has had with officials in the Department for Education on the provision of disabled children’s social care.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Officials have regular discussions with the Department for Education, including in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and implementation of the Building the Right Support national plan to reduce reliance on inpatient care for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

This year councils have access to £51.3 billion to deliver their core services, including a £1.7 billion grant for social care. To support local areas, the Government has given over £6 billion in un-ringfenced funding directly to councils to support them with the immediate and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 spending pressures, including for social care for disabled children.

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