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Travellers: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 118243, tabled on 7 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department will not share the contact details of Traveller families with local education authority welfare officers to increase school attendance and ensure proper safeguarding of Traveller children.

Answered on

12 December 2017

Department for Work and Pensions officials are instructed to share personal data with local authorities where the welfare or safeguarding of vulnerable people including children is concerned, in accordance with the law. Officials will carefully consider departmental guidance and their duty of confidentiality to customers when responding to any request.

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