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Children in Care: Day Care

Question for Department for Education

UIN 117950, tabled on 6 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received on the potential benefits to looked-after children of extending the 30 hours of free childcare entitlement to those children.

Answered on

11 December 2017

Foster carers play a vital role in supporting some of our most vulnerable children. It is right that foster carers receive the support they need to meet the needs of the children whom they look after.

We are considering whether it is possible for children in foster care to take up the additional 15 hours in a way that promotes the best interests of the child.

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