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Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy that whenever his Department publishes (a) regulations and (b) guidance relating to children and young persons he will also publish a young persons version. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It is our current policy to consider the needs of our audience for each communication, including with children and young people, and look for the most effective, best value way to reach them on each occasion.
Beverley Hughes: The Department ensures that all the research it funds goes through an appropriate process of methodological and ethical scrutiny to ensure that childrens safety and well-being are protected and that the research results are robust. In addition, the Association of Directors of Childrens Services (ADCS) vets all applications made by academics and others to conduct research involving local authority childrens services departments, whether funded by the Department or not.
Stephen Hesford: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what subject matter he expects to be covered in cultural studies under the citizenship curriculum in schools; and if he will make a statement. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The citizenship curriculum does not prescribe the detailed content of what should be taught, but does encourage young people to explore cultural issues, identity, diversity and values in relation to their own lives alongside important concepts like democracy, justice, right and responsibility. It also encourages students to understand and learn about connections between the diverse cultures and communities in the UK and the wider world. The curriculum encourages a flexible approach to allow teachers to plan lessons which reflect their local context and meet their learners' needs, capabilities and aspirations.
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