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153997 - To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he intends to publish the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services consultation on its complaints policy; and if he will make a statement.
Cafcass plans to review its complaints policy, to update it in line with the Department for Children, Schools and Families Guidance Getting the Best From Complaints issued in August 2006, for Local Authorities on how complaints from children are responded to. Cafcass would like to incorporate parts of the guidance into its complaints policy.
Cafcass has started an internal review, and it plans to consult externally next year.
A copy of this reply will be placed in the House Library.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the amount of money provided for in the Transition Support programme which will be spent on helping young people with (a) autism and (b) Aspergers syndrome; and if he will make a statement. 
Kevin Brennan: We are committed to introducing the Transition Support programme over the next three years, with £19 million secured as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement for the Department. In the Aiming high for disabled children: better support for families report published in May, we acknowledged that children and young people with more complex needs require more carefully prepared and intricate packages of support as they move to adulthood.
We have not undertaken any estimate of indicative spending on young people on the autistic spectrum. The focus of the programme is not to target by type of special educational need or disability but to enable and support all disabled young people to move towards and into a new stage of life.
To make initial progress, the Department will be publishing transition guidance jointly with Department of Health later this month, to support local agencies to better support disabled young people to make the transition to adulthood.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age in each London borough attended independent schools in each year since 2003-04. 
|Independent schools( 1) : number and percentage of pupils aged 5 to 10 and 11 to 15( 2) position in January each year, each London borough|
|Pupils aged 5 to 10||Pupils aged 11 to 15||Pupils aged 5 to 10||Pupils aged 11 to 15|
|No.||%( 3)||No.||%( 3)||No.||%( 3)||No.||%( 3)|
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