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Building Schools for the Future Programme

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects schools in Brent to receive funding from the Building Schools for the Future programme. [87782]

Jim Knight: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my predecessor on 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 394W, when she was advised that Brent has been informed that it may expect to start in the programme in waves 7-9.

CAFCASS

John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the timetable is for the allocation of cases in (a) private and (b) public law in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS). [86962]

Mr. Dhanda: This is a matter for CAFCASS. Anthony Douglas, the Chief Executive, has written to the hon. Member with this information and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Lamorna Wooderson, dated 20 July 2006:

Child Care

Mr. Wills: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places were available in Swindon in each year since 1997. [86636]

Beverley Hughes: The available information on child care places, for Swindon local authority area, is shown in Tables 1 and 2.


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Table 1: Number( 1, 2 ) of day care places for children under eight years of age by type of provider, Swindon local authority area, position at 31 March each year, 1997 to 2002
Type of provider 1997( 3) 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Day nurseries

n/a

n/a

1,100

1,100

1,100

n/a

Playgroups and pre-schools

n/a

n/a

1,600

1,500

1,500

n/a

Child minders

n/a

n/a

2,200

2,200

2,100

n/a

Out of school clubs

n/a

n/a

550

680

840

n/a

Holiday schemes(4)

n/a

n/a

2,700

1,300

1,400

n/a

Family Centres

n/a

n/a

(5)—-

(5)—-

(5)—-

n/a

n/a = Not available.
(1) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10 or 100 places.
(2) Data Source: Children’s Day Care Facilities Survey.
(3) Affected by local government reorganisation on 1 April 1997.
(4) From 1999, places were counted once for each school holiday. Before 1999, places were counted once each year.
(5) Under 5.

Table 2: Number( 1, 2 ) of registered child care places for children under eight years of age by type of care, Swindon local authority area, position at 31 March each year, 2003 to 2006
Type of care 2003 2004 2005 2006

Full day care

1,200

1,800

2,100

2,200

Sessional day care

1,400

1,400

1,300

1,200

Child minders

1,900

1,800

1,800

2,000

Out of school day care

1,300

1,500

1,500

1,400

Crèche day care

100

100

100

100

(1) Rounded to the nearest 100 places.
(2) Data Source: Ofsted.

The figures for child care places for 2003 to 2006 are not directly comparable with the day care figures for 1997 to 2001. The figures for 2003 to 2006 were derived from the Ofsted database of registered child care providers. The figures for 1997 to 2001 were derived from the Children’s Day Care Facilities Survey, which was discontinued in 2001. There are no figures for 2002.

With the introduction of the National Day Care Standards and the transfer of responsibilities for registration and inspection of child care providers from local authority social service departments to Ofsted in September 2001, child care places were classified according to the type of day care provided: full day care, sessional day care, child minder, out of school day care or crèche day care. Ofsted have produced figures based on this classification on a quarterly basis from March 2003. Their latest figures were published on 5 May 2006 in their report “Registered Childcare Providers and Places, 31 March 2006”, which is available on their website, www. ofsted.gov.uk/publications

Up until March 2001, child care providers were classified according to the type of provider: day nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools, child minders, out of school clubs and holiday schemes. Figures based on this classification were published in a series of statistical bulletins, which are available from the Department’s website, www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics

Child Deaths

John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Part 8 reviews into child deaths have occurred in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years. [84571]

Mr. Dhanda: The Child Protection Database, maintained by the Commission for Social Care Inspection, provides the data in the table on the numbers of confirmed Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), following the death of a child, in each local authority since 2000. Accurate data prior to 2000 are not available. The following table includes only those authorities where a child death has led to a confirmed SCR and provides an overall total for between 2000-05. In order to maintain the confidentiality of individual children who were the subject of a SCR, ((1)—) denotes fewer than three SCRs. The data for 2006 are not yet complete.


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2000-05
Responsible Council Number

Barking and Dagenham

(1)

Barnsley

4

Bedfordshire

4

Birmingham

12

Blackpool UA

(1)

Bolton

9

Bournemouth UA

3

Bradford

4

Brent

(1)

Bristol UA

(1)

Calderdale

(1)

Cambridgeshire

(1)

Camden

(1)

Cheshire

5

Cornwall

(1)

Coventry

4

Croydon

(1)

Cumbria

3

Derby UA

(1)

Derbyshire

(1)

Devon

4

Doncaster

6

Durham

5

Ealing

(1)

Enfield

Essex

5

Gloucestershire

3

Hackney

(1)

Hartlepool UA

4

Havering

4

Hertfordshire

7

Hounslow

(1)

Isle of Wight UA

1

Islington

(1)

Kent

(1)

Kingston-upon-Hull UA

(1)

Kingston-upon-Thames

3

Kirklees

4

Knowsley

(1)

Lambeth

(1)

Lancashire

5

Leeds

4

Leicester UA

(1)

Leicestershire

(1)

Lewisham

3

Lincolnshire

3

Liverpool

(1)

Luton UA

5

Manchester

12

Medway Towns UA

(1)

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

(1)

Newham

8

Norfolk

(1)

North Lincolnshire UA

5

North Somerset UA

(1)

North Yorkshire

(1)

Northamptonshire

11

Northumberland

(1)

Nottingham UA

(1)

Nottinghamshire

7

Oldham

3

Other

(1)

Plymouth UA

3

Rochdale

(1)

Rotherham

(1)

Sandwell

(1)

Sheffield

3

Solihull

(1)

Somerset

(1)

Somerset

(1)

South Gloucestershire UA

(1)

Southend-on-Sea UA

(1)

Southwark

(1)

St. Helens

(1)

Stockport

(1)

Stockton-on-Tees UA

3

Stoke-on-Trent UA

6

Suffolk

6

Sunderland

(1)

Surrey

(1)

Sutton

(1)

Swindon UA

6

Tameside

(1)

Thurrock UA

(1)

Torbay UA

(1)

Trafford

3

Wakefield

6

Waltham Forest

4

Warwickshire

(1)

Westminster

(1)

Wigan

3

Wirral

(1)

Wolverhampton

3

Worcestershire

(1)

(1 )Fewer than three SCRs.

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