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Parenting Contracts

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many parenting contracts were issued in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) West Bromwich East in the most recent year for which figures are available. (111858)

Between 1 August 2005 and 1 September 2006 (latest published data) local authorities in England have reported that 12,105 education-related parenting contracts have been agreed with parents, of which 1,256 were agreed by local authorities within the Government office for the West Midlands region. In Sandwell, of which the West Bromwich East constituency is part, 195 such contracts were agreed in the same period. We do not collect data below local authority level.

Data on parenting contracts in cases of antisocial behaviour and criminal conduct are collected by the Youth Justice Board, from youth offending teams (YOTs). Between April 2005 and March 2006 (based on latest published data) YOTs in England have reported 421 such parenting contracts. During the same period 33 parenting contracts were reported by YOTs within the West Midlands region. One parenting contract was reported by Sandwell YOT. Data is not reported below YOT area.