Children: Protection

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th January 2022.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for the Home Department about the impact of Health and Care Bill proposals on multi-agency safeguarding arrangements between health, the police and local authorities.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care, the Department for Education and the Home Office met in May 2021 to discuss the implications of the Bill for child safeguarding. Officials are considering and mitigating any impacts of the Bill for multi-agency child safeguarding arrangements through regular discussions and will continue to do so throughout the passage of the Bill.

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