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Command Paper 5778

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which parts of the Children Act 1989 are failing to be implemented effectively as set out in paragraph 2.22 of Command Paper 5778; [106788](2) what parts of the Children Act 1989 which fall under his responsibility are failing to be implemented effectively as set out in paragraph 2.22 of Command Paper 5778. [108602]

The White paper "Respect and Responsibility—Taking a Stand Against Anti-social Behaviour" encourages the development of an increased range of specialised, intensive support schemes to help parents and children. These schemes aim to support families where a lack of parental capacity or ability contributes significantly to the child's behavioural problems.

The Children Act is a shared responsibility across Government, which involves departments working in partnership to ensure delivery for families and children. Our aim is to increase the range of ways in which the family support provisions of the Children Act can be realised.