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Social Services: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 273350, tabled on 4 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the Children's Commissioner entitled vulnerable children: time for action, published in July 2019, what steps his Department is taking to support children’s social care services to meet their statutory duties.

Answered on

9 July 2019

The Government is determined to improve the way local agencies work together to identify and protect people at risk. We are implementing reforms following the Children and Social Work Act 2017, placing a responsibility on health and other partners to work together to develop effective, multi-agency arrangements.

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