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Disability: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76051, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions officials in his Department has had with officials in the Department for Education on the provision of disabled children’s social care.

Answered on

19 November 2021

Officials have regular discussions with the Department for Education, including in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and implementation of the Building the Right Support national plan to reduce reliance on inpatient care for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

This year councils have access to £51.3 billion to deliver their core services, including a £1.7 billion grant for social care. To support local areas, the Government has given over £6 billion in un-ringfenced funding directly to councils to support them with the immediate and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 spending pressures, including for social care for disabled children.