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Children's Centres: Hastings and Rye

21. Michael Jabez Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding children’s centres in Hastings and Rye constituency will receive in 2009-10. [250628]

Beverley Hughes: The funding allocated for children’s centres for East Sussex local authority in 2009-10 is: £8,416,000 revenue and £1,456,000 capital.

East Sussex local authority is responsible for managing Sure Start children’s centres performance across their area and will decide how much to allocate to centres in Hastings and Rye.

Secondary School Admissions

22. Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received on Government policy on admissions to secondary schools. [250629]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: We undertook an extensive consultation last year on the revised School Admissions Code to strengthen the admissions system for primary and secondary schools and place children and parents at the centre of the process. We engaged with local authorities, faith groups and other key stakeholders prior to, and during the consultation, to seek their views on our proposals. The national consultation was well received with the majority of responses coming from parents. The full consultation report is available on the departmental website.

Child Poverty

24. Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on future legislation on child poverty. [250631]

Beverley Hughes: I have had regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and other colleagues about the forthcoming legislation on child poverty. We will shortly be launching a consultation on our plans to enshrine in legislation our commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020. We look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders to ensure that tackling child poverty is a priority at every level of Government and that all parts of society play their part in achieving our historic goal to end child poverty.


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Free School Meals

25. Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of levels of educational achievement of pupils eligible to receive free school meals. [250632]

Jim Knight: The attainment of children eligible to receive free school meals has improved substantially in each of the last five years. That improvement is faster than for the cohort as a whole, so the gap is narrowing between the proportion of such children who achieve nationally expected levels including both English and mathematics, and the proportion for the rest of the cohort. In the Children’s Plan and the recent New Opportunities White Paper the Government have committed themselves to further actions to improve attainment for such children.

Child Protection

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the serious case review system in contributing to the protection of children. [250621]

Ed Balls: Lord Laming is preparing an independent report of progress nationally in safeguarding children, including on the effectiveness of serious case reviews. He will submit his report by the end of February and I will respond fully to it.

Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children on the Child Protection Register in each region had not been allocated a health visitor in each year between 1997 and 3 August 2007; and if he will make a statement; [241933]

(2) how many children on the Child Protection Register in each London borough had not been allocated a health visitor in each year between 1997 and 3 August 2007; and if he will make a statement; [241934]

(3) how many children on the Child Protection Register in each London borough had not been allocated a health visitor between 9 September 2008 and the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement; [241935]

(4) how many children on the Child Protection Register in each region had not been allocated a health visitor between 9 September 2008 and the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [241936]

Beverley Hughes: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Ms Keeble: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on co-operation between children’s services and housing authorities in relation to accommodation for vulnerable families with children; and if he will make a statement. [249583]

Beverley Hughes: In May 2008, the Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department for
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Communities and Local Government published guidance specifically relating to joint working between housing and children’s services preventing homelessness and tackling its effects on children and young people, this can be found at:

This was to help the managers of children’s services and housing authorities in both single tier and two tier authorities to plan and deliver changes for children, young people and families. The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families will not be making a statement.

Children: Abuse

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2008 to Question 244554, what the definition is of emotional abuse. [248677]

Beverley Hughes: Emotional abuse is defined in Chapter 1, paragraph 1.31 of “Working Together to Safeguard Children” 2006 as:

Children: Day Care

Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in each local education authority area provide wraparound school care. [249393]

Jim Knight: We do not collect information centrally on the number of schools providing wraparound care. We do, however, have information on the number of schools providing access to the full core offer of extended services in England. This includes access to a varied menu of activities, combined with child care in primary schools, from 8 am to 6 pm and during school holidays where there is demand. The following table provides details of the number of schools in each local authority that are providing access to the core offer of extended services. This shows that at 6 January 2009 there were 15,199 extended schools which represents around 67 per cent. of all maintained schools.

There are many other schools which are already providing parts of the core offer, including child care and a varied menu of activities, and developing access to other services which are not yet included in these figures.

We want all schools to offer access to extended services by 2010.


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Summary of schools providing access to full core offer (FCO) of extended services, by local authority
All schools Primary schools only Secondary schools only
Local authority Number of schools: Total Number of schools providing access to FCO of extended services Percentage of schools providing access to FCO of extended services Number of schools: Total Number of schools providing access to FCO of extended services Percentage of schools providing access to FCO of extended services Number of schools: Total Number of schools providing access to FCO of extended services Percentage of schools providing access to FCO of extended services

Barking and Dagenham

58

37

63.79

48

28

58.33

9

8

88.89

Barnet

116

87

75.00

87

61

70.11

21

19

90.48

Barnsley

97

87

89.69

81

73

90.12

14

13

92.86

Bath and North East Somerset

78

49

62.82

62

35

56.45

13

12

92.31

Bedfordshire

217

121

55.76

146

75

51.37

55

33

60.00

Bexley

79

64

81.01

58

45

77.59

16

15

93.75

Birmingham

428

425

99.30

299

296

99.00

75

75

100.00

Blackburn with Darwen

79

47

59.49

56

32

57.14

10

4

40.00

Blackpool

40

40

100.00

29

29

100.00

8

8

100.00

Bolton

122

85

69.67

95

63

66.32

17

13

76.47

Bournemouth

38

28

73.68

26

20

76.92

10

7

70.00

Bracknell Forest

37

21

56.76

30

17

56.67

6

4

66.67

Bradford

193

133

68.91

157

108

68.79

29

23

79.31

Brent

83

58

69.88

59

37

62.71

15

13

86.67

Brighton and Hove

71

54

76.06

55

49

89.09

9

4

44.44

Bristol City of

152

107

70.39

110

76

69.09

20

16

80.00

Bromley

97

69

71.13

76

56

73.68

17

13

76.47

Buckinghamshire

229

135

58.95

181

96

53.04

34

31

91.18

Bury

81

51

62.96

63

35

55.56

14

12

85.71

Calderdale

103

74

71.84

85

64

75.29

15

9

60.00

Cambridgeshire

239

193

80.75

201

163

81.09

30

30

100.00

Camden

57

44

77.19

41

32

78.05

9

6

66.67

Cheshire

317

188

59.31

259

150

57.92

42

33

78.57

Cornwall

274

195

71.17

237

166

70.04

31

26

83.87

Corporation of London

1

1

100.00

1

1

100.00

0

100.00

Coventry

113

111

98.23

85

85

100.00

19

18

94.74

Croydon

122

76

62.30

88

53

60.23

22

15

68.18

Cumbria

325

248

76.31

275

209

76.00

39

30

76.92

Darlington

40

28

70.00

30

20

66.67

7

5

71.43

Derby City

103

103

100.00

76

76

100.00

14

14

100.00

Derbyshire

417

257

61.63

352

214

60.80

47

35

74.47

Devon

365

213

58.36

316

176

55.70

37

26

70.27

Doncaster

125

100

80.00

103

87

84.47

17

13

76.47

Dorset

173

93

53.76

134

70

52.24

34

23

67.65

Dudley

107

90

84.11

78

67

85.90

21

20

95.24

Durham

287

184

64.11

229

141

61.57

36

26

72.22

Ealing

86

58

67.44

64

42

65.63

13

9

69.23

East Riding of Yorkshire

152

94

61.84

127

77

60.63

18

16

88.89

East Sussex

192

143

74.48

155

106

68.39

27

27

100.00

Enfield

89

57

64.04

65

45

69.23

18

11

61.11

Essex

569

313

55.01

469

249

53.09

79

56

70.89

Gateshead

87

86

98.85

69

69

100.00

11

10

90.91

Gloucestershire

299

195

65.22

246

159

64.63

41

31

75.61

Greenwich

86

63

73.26

65

44

67.69

13

12

92.31

Hackney

68

41

60.29

53

34

64.15

11

7

63.64

Halton

67

48

71.64

52

36

69.23

7

6

85.71

Hammersmith and Fulham

52

37

71.15

34

26

76.47

9

7

77.78

Hampshire

528

301

57.01

429

243

56.64

71

56

78.87

Haringey

82

47

57.32

63

35

55.56

12

6

50.00

Harrow

69

55

79.71

54

41

75.93

10

10

100.00

Hartlepool

39

35

89.74

30

29

96.67

6

5

83.33

Havering

83

57

68.67

62

45

72.58

18

10

55.56

Herefordshire

100

82

82.00

81

64

79.01

15

14

93.33

Hertfordshire

519

282

54.34

398

216

54.27

81

49

60.49

Hillingdon

89

57

64.04

65

42

64.62

18

12

66.67

Hounslow

76

62

81.58

58

46

79.31

14

14

100.00

Isle of Wight

67

62

92.54

46

45

97.83

19

16

84.21

Isles Of Scilly

1

1

100.00

1

1

100.00

0

100.00

Islington

60

37

61.67

44

32

72.73

10

2

20.00

Kensington and Chelsea

36

30

83.33

26

20

76.92

4

4

100.00

Kent

577

393

68.11

449

315

70.16

103

66

64.08

Kingston upon Hull City Council

94

80

85.11

71

59

83.10

14

13

92.86

Kingston upon Thames

48

48

100.00

34

34

100.00

10

10

100.00

Kirklees

191

146

76.44

151

120

79.47

31

22

70.97

Knowsley

71

54

76.06

55

41

74.55

9

9

100.00

Lambeth

84

58

69.05

61

44

72.13

13

6

46.15

Lancashire

623

410

65.81

484

320

66.12

84

53

63.10

Leeds

264

191

72.35

219

159

72.60

39

30

76.92

Leicester

107

96

89.72

81

72

88.89

18

16

88.89

Leicestershire

286

190

66.43

225

150

66.67

54

36

66.67

Lewisham

89

59

66.29

67

51

76.12

14

6

42.86

Lincolnshire

367

240

65.40

279

171

61.29

62

54

87.10

Liverpool

179

114

63.69

131

83

63.36

31

18

58.06

Luton

73

63

86.30

52

46

88.46

12

10

83.33

Manchester

171

97

56.73

131

64

48.85

24

23

95.83

Medway

108

62

57.41

85

49

57.65

19

12

63.16

Merton

54

38

70.37

43

32

74.42

8

5

62.50

Middlesbrough

55

48

87.27

42

38

90.48

9

8

88.89

Milton Keynes

110

109

99.09

90

89

98.89

12

12

100.00

Newcastle upon Tyne

96

71

73.96

71

54

76.06

14

9

64.29

Newham

90

68

75.56

66

49

74.24

15

13

86.67

Norfolk

430

262

60.93

364

204

56.04

52

44

84.62

North East Lincolnshire

65

49

75.38

50

38

76.00

11

7

63.64

North Lincolnshire

81

71

87.65

66

58

87.88

13

12

92.31

North Somerset

78

58

74.36

65

47

72.31

10

10

100.00

North Tyneside

77

52

67.53

56

35

62.50

15

15

100.00

North Yorkshire

385

281

72.99

324

227

70.06

47

42

89.36

Northamptonshire

325

193

59.38

264

146

55.30

41

37

90.24

Northumberland

197

161

81.73

134

105

78.36

54

48

88.89

Nottingham

106

66

62.26

81

49

60.49

18

11

61.11

Nottinghamshire

346

188

54.34

287

153

53.31

46

25

54.35

Oldham

108

77

71.30

90

62

68.89

15

13

86.67

Oxfordshire

291

164

56.36

232

122

52.59

34

26

76.47

Peterborough

73

60

82.19

57

49

85.96

11

9

81.82

Plymouth

97

69

71.13

71

51

71.83

16

11

68.75

Poole

39

27

69.23

27

17

62.96

9

8

88.89

Portsmouth

69

69

100.00

53

53

100.00

10

10

100.00

Reading

52

30

57.69

37

20

54.05

7

7

100.00

Redbridge

73

46

63.01

52

28

53.85

17

14

82.35

Redcar and Cleveland

59

56

94.92

45

44

97.78

11

9

81.82

Richmond upon Thames

52

38

73.08

41

30

73.17

8

5

62.50

Rochdale

91

53

58.24

69

39

56.52

14

7

50.00

Rotherham

124

91

73.39

99

70

70.71

16

14

87.50

Rutland

21

21

100.00

17

17

100.00

3

3

100.00

Salford

100

80

80.00

80

66

82.50

15

12

80.00

Sandwell

116

108

93.10

94

89

94.68

18

16

88.89

Sefton

106

78

73.58

76

53

69.74

21

17

80.95

Sheffield

174

103

59.20

133

79

59.40

27

18

66.67

Shropshire

164

109

66.46

140

91

65.00

22

18

81.82

Slough

45

28

62.22

27

15

55.56

11

6

54.55

Solihull

84

54

64.29

65

41

63.08

14

13

92.86

Somerset

270

216

80.00

223

173

77.58

39

37

94.87

South Gloucestershire

113

63

55.75

94

53

56.38

16

10

62.50

South Tyneside

69

65

94.20

50

48

96.00

9

8

88.89

Southampton

79

50

63.29

61

43

70.49

12

6

50.00

Southend-on-Sea

54

26

48.15

37

21

56.76

12

4

33.33

Southwark

99

74

74.75

70

55

78.57

15

9

60.00

St. Helens

67

44

65.67

54

36

66.67

9

7

77.78

Staffordshire

393

275

69.97

298

208

69.80

67

45

67.16

Stockport

120

86

71.67

91

67

73.63

14

9

64.29

Stockton-on-Tees

77

56

72.73

60

40

66.67

14

14

100.00

Stoke-on-Trent

100

87

87.00

71

59

83.10

17

17

100.00

Suffolk

343

226

65.89

255

161

63.14

78

55

70.51

Sunderland

115

115

100.00

82

82

100.00

17

17

100.00

Surrey

389

278

71.47

309

216

69.90

53

49

92.45

Sutton

60

45

75.00

41

29

70.73

14

14

100.00

Swindon

78

56

71.79

61

48

78.69

11

8

72.73

Tameside

96

60

62.50

74

51

68.92

17

8

47.06

Telford and Wrekin

76

57

75.00

56

40

71.43

14

13

92.86

Thurrock

55

48

87.27

43

39

90.70

10

9

90.00

Torbay

42

26

61.90

31

20

64.52

8

6

75.00

Tower Hamlets

96

84

87.50

69

60

86.96

15

14

93.33

Trafford

93

59

63.44

69

41

59.42

18

18

100.00

Wakefield

150

120

80.00

123

104

84.55

18

14

77.78

Walsall

120

82

68.33

86

61

70.93

19

11

57.89

Waltham Forest

79

62

78.48

54

43

79.63

16

13

81.25

Wandsworth

78

58

74.36

56

44

78.57

11

8

72.73

Warrington

86

52

60.47

70

40

57.14

12

9

75.00

Warwickshire

248

247

99.60

195

195

100.00

36

36

100.00

West Berkshire

80

56

70.00

66

43

65.15

10

10

100.00

West Sussex

288

210

72.92

232

172

74.14

40

30

75.00

Westminster

56

34

60.71

40

24

60.00

10

5

50.00

Wigan

133

87

65.41

104

67

64.42

20

14

70.00

Wiltshire

238

135

56.72

203

107

52.71

29

25

86.21

Windsor and Maidenhead

63

39

61.90

45

24

53.33

13

11

84.62

Wirral

130

81

62.31

93

61

65.59

22

13

59.09

Wokingham

61

34

55.74

49

26

53.06

9

7

77.78

Wolverhampton

109

69

63.30

77

45

58.44

18

11

61.11

Worcestershire

239

154

64.44

183

124

67.76

45

26

57.78

York

67

67

100.00

54

54

100.00

10

10

100.00

Total

21,833

15,199

69.61

17,076

11,713

68.59

3,355

2,590

77.20

Note:
All schools includes nursery, primary, secondary and special schools.
Source:
TDA Extended Schools database, 6th January 2009

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