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Educationally Subnormal Children (Training)

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the training facilities for ESN children in the Macclesfield and Congleton areas; and what help is given to them to find employment.

There are adult training centres at Macclesfield and Crewe which handicapped school leavers from the Macclesfield and Congleton districts attend. I am informed that the Training Services Agency of the Department of Employment has no special facilities in the Macclesfield or Congleton areas for ESN school leavers but in conjunction with careers officers and the Disablement Resettlement Service can arrange for training on an individual basis leading to suitable employment. Careers officers of the Local Education Authority Careers Service in Macclesfield and Congleton, as in other areas, are responsible for helping handicapped school leavers, including those who are ESN, to secure employment and can call on a wide range of facilities and support.