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Adoption Support Fund: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN 174256, tabled on 23 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to allow Adoption Support Funding for the 2020-21 year to be transferred to 2021-22 in cases where therapy has been delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

30 March 2021

There are no plans to allow funding, approved for services in the 2020-21 financial year, to be used to deliver those services in the 2021-22 financial year. This is outside normal departmental accounting rules. However, funding will continue to be available for new applications for services from April 2021, so children and families will be able to get the therapeutic support they need.