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Child Rearing

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL6309, tabled on 27 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent by the Social Mobility Commission on preparing and publishing its report Helping Parents to Parent, published in February 2017.

Answered on

30 March 2017

We welcome the Commission’s ‘Helping parents to parent’ report, published in February. The report was commissioned by the Social Mobility Commission to bring together evidence on parenting behaviours and the extent to which public policy can support parents. It examined 28 interventions and programmes in the United Kingdom and internationally.

The research was tendered in an open competition process and the successful bid was put forward by the market and social research agency, Family Kids and Youth, which carried out the research. The amount for this research contract is £10,350 (exclusive of VAT) and this is in line with the total project spend.