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Children in Care: Siblings

Question for Department for Education

UIN 18831, tabled on 21 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to amend the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 to allow for contact to take place between a looked-after child and a sibling that is not looked after.

Answered on

28 February 2020

It remains our intention to undertake a review of the regulations, as committed to during the passage of the Children and Social Work Bill, as soon as resources permit. In the meantime, we are clear that allowing reasonable contact between looked after children and their siblings is absolutely right where this is in the best interests of the children involved and the Children Act 1989 already provides for this.