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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many public consultations were held by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last three years; and how many respondents took part in each consultation. (198632)

The Department for Education and Skills (DFES) launched 45 consultations in calendar 2005 and 44 consultations in calendar year 2006. In calendar year 2007 DFES launched 36 consultations between January and June, and the Department for Children, Schools and Families launched 15 consultations between July and December.

Consultation

Number of responses

2005

Review of the future role of FE Colleges

221

Putting children first: Parenting Plans, a Planner for Separating Parents

61

Enhancement of Private Fostering Notification System

7

Consultation on new school funding arrangements from 2006-07

757

Skillset Film Industry Training Board

13

Regulations and Guidance on Plan on the Children and Young People's Plan

101

DFES Statutory guidance: Duty on local authorities to promote the educational achievement of looked after children

113

Children's Services Inspection Regulations

4

Skills: Getting on in business, getting on at work

84

Draft Adoption Regulations and Guidance for Consultation: Prescribed Fees (Adoptions with a foreign element) and Non-Agency Adoptions

4

School Swimming Consultation

457

Questions to Children's Information Service and Sure Start Provision

56

Children's Workforce Strategy Consultation

695

Draft Section 11 Statutory Guidance on Making Arrangements to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children

99

Building Bulletin 77: Designing for Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Schools

38

Early years regulations

96

Making Safeguarding Everybody's Business: A Post-Bichard Vetting Scheme

310

Inclusion, Equality and Diversity: Data

116

NPQICL Consultation

24

School Inspection Regulations

9

Review of HE Student Finance Delivery

111

Consultation on the rationalisation of grant funding from the Children, Young People and Families Directorate to voluntary organisation

48

Consultation on Draft Code of Practice on the Provision of Free Nursery Education Places for 3 and 4 year olds

585

Review of the Future of FE Colleges

163

Draft Electronic Commerce (Adoption and Children Act 2002) Regulations 2005

0

Consultation on proposals to extend the streamlined route for schools to acquire foundation status to primary schools

20

Proposed Amendments To The Children (Prescribed Orders—Northern Ireland, Guernsey And Isle Of Man) Regulations 1991

0

Consultation on proposals to extend the streamlined route for schools to acquire foundation status to primary schools

20

Childcare Legislation

354

Somewhere to go? Something to do?

19,023

Youth matters

1,045

School Admissions: Consultation on the draft School Admissions Code of Practice, School Admission Appeals Code of Practice and assorted regulations

260

Working Together To Safeguard Children and Local Safeguarding Children Board Regulations

302

A Single Inspectorate for Children and Learners

65

Consultation on a modified distribution method for the Dedicated Schools grant (DSG) for 2006-07 and 2007-08

202

New Fire Safety Guidance for Schools

28

Cross Government Guidance - Sharing Information on Children and Young People

257

European Qualifications Framework

3

Review of the regulations governing the registration of pupils in schools

182

Improving the Higher Education Applications Process

190

Turning the Tables: Transforming School Food—Recommendations for the Development and Implementation of Revised School Lunch Standards

261

Consultation on the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment)(Further and Higher Education) Regulations 2006

1

Consistent Financial Reporting Framework 2006 - 07

91

Draft Standards for SEN Support and Outreach Services

171

Education Outside the Classroom Manifesto

680

Green Paper: Reducing Re-Offending Through Skills and Employment

95

2006

Consultation on Bringing Forward Teacher Assessment (TA) Submission Date for All Key Stages (Including the Foundation (Stage) From 2007

862

National minimum fostering allowances

117

School Organisation: Consultation on Secondary School Competitions and Guidance Changes

5

Transforming School Food: Standards for School Food other than Lunch

203

Childcare Registration: Fees Proposal

78

Every Child Matters - Primary Capital Programme

103

Further Education: Raising Skills, Improving Life Chances

145

Professionalisation of the Learning and Skills Sector

70

The Early Years Foundation Stage - consultation on a single quality framework for services to children from birth to five

1,639

Sustainable Schools for Pupils, Communities and the Environment

508

Sustainable Schools for young people

365

First Class, Adaptable, Sustainable—Teachers’ Pension Scheme England and Wales: Consultation

149

Performance management for teachers and headteachers

268

Reform of higher education research assessment and funding

73

The Ofsted Childcare Register

112

Financial Management Standard in Schools (FMSiS) – Timetable for all Schools

222

Child Protection: Safer Recruitment and Vetting in the Education Service

147

The Higher Education Programme—Consultation for Race Equality Impact Assessment Purposes

3

Modernising the Regulatory Framework for Children's Social Services

71

Childcare Sufficiency Assessments

81

Regulations on Extension of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 to Cover General Qualifications Bodies

12

Children Missing Education—Draft Statutory Guidance to Support Clause 4 of the Education and Inspections Bill 2006

59

School Admissions Consultation 2006

2,229

ContactPoint: Consultation on Draft Information Sharing Index, (England) Regulations and Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment

255

Data Collection Regulations

12

Consultation on draft regulations setting out the process for setting statutory targets for local authorities under the Childcare Act 2006

47

Further Education: Raising Skills, Improving Life Chances—The Implications For Race Equality

4

Childcare Act 2006: Section 12 Duty to Provide Information, Advice and Assistance

71

Consultation on the Draft Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) (Religion or Belief) (Amendment) Regulations 2006

6

Care Matters: transforming the lives of children and young people in care

682

Young People's Guide to the Care Matters Green Paper

228

Amendments to regulations under Section 142 of the Education Act 2002 and the Childcare disqualification regulations which apply to applications for registration made under Part XA of the Children Act 1989

28

‘Supplementary Consultation on School Admissions'

194

Education and Inspections Act 2006: Consultation on School Organisation and Governance Regulations and Guidance

19

Personalising Further Education: Developing a Vision

77

International GCSEs in the maintained sector in England

121

Definition of Full Time Education in Independent Schools

179

Financial Benchmarking—website - Identifying schools by name

279

Education and Inspections Act 2006: Consultation on school travel guidance

96

European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training

21

Quality Standards for Young People's Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

190

The Languages Review

211

Consultation on Regulations and Guidance on Management Committees for Pupil Referral Units

63

EYFS Learning and Development Requirements Order

46

2007

Education and Inspections Act 2006: Consultation on Statutory Guidance on Schools Causing Concern

12

Statutory Guidance on Section 6 Education and Inspections Act (Positive Activities for Young People)

95

Delivering World-class Skills in a Demand-led System

381

Making Good Progress

152

Exemption from Ofsted Childcare Registration

39

Post-16 progression measure

93

Safeguarding Children from Abuse linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession

63

Consultation on draft regulations to apply section 62A of the Education Act 2002 to Pupil Referral Units

10

Securing Sufficient Childcare

48

Skills Strategy Equality Impact Assessment

13

Draft Guidance for School Staff: Screening or Searching Pupils for Weapons (Clause 45 in the Violent Crime Reduction Act)

17

Consultation on Revised Exclusions Guidance - September 2007

86

Review of the Regulations Requiring Schools Maintained by Local Authorities to Set Attendance Targets of Pupils in Schools

98

EYFS Learning and Development Exemptions

36

Consultation on school, early years and 14-16 funding 2008-11

512

DFES Guidance to Schools on School Uniform Related Policies

232

Raising Expectations: Staying in education and training post-16

473

Consultation on New Charging Regulations for Music Tuition

24

Children's Workforce Strategy Update-Spring 2007

71

Education and Training for Young People in the Youth Justice System - A Consultation

59

Childcare Registration Requirements

39

Increasing the Leaving Age - Have Your Say

973

ContactPoint: Consultation on Draft Guidance

221

Consultation on Home Education Guidelines

919

Guidance on the Duty to Promote Community Cohesion

103

Consultation on Draft Amendments to the Education (Specified Work and Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 made under the Education Act 2002

60

The Education (National Curriculum) (Foundation Stage Early (Learning Goals) (Amendment) (England) draft Order 2007 and The Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English) (Amendment) (England) draft Order 2007

7

Raising Standards, Improving Outcomes: Draft Statutory Guidance on the Early Years Outcomes Duty

116

Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Regulations and Guidance for the Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers

77

Implementing youth matters - Continuing the dialogue with young people

949

Mandatory collection of ‘P’ scale data for pupils with special educational needs (SEN

54

Section 58 of Children Act 2004 Review (Consultation)

1,405

The Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations Volume 1 Court Orders

35

Barring Consultation: Implementing the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and the Northern Ireland Order 2007

182

Increasing Voluntary Giving to Higher Education - Consultation on a matched funding scheme for English Providers of Higher Education

95

CFR Framework 2007- 08

65

Schools Capital Consultation on Programme Proposals for 2008-2011

187

Safeguarding Children who may have been Trafficked

59

Staying Safe

330

Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) consultation about the transfer of responsibility for the registration of independent schools and the regulation of independent and non-maintained special schools (NMSSs) to Ofsted

76

Consultation into the Definition of an Independent School

64

Staying Safe – Young People’s Version

709

Time to Talk

1,960

Time to Talk – Young People’s Version

103

Consultation on Draft Information as to provision of education (England) Regulations 2008

36

Review of implementation of Guidance on Handling Allegations of Abuse Against Those who Work with Children and Young People

96

Key Stage 3 Test Absence Collection

21

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006: Independent Safeguarding Authority Scheme Consultation

326

Draft Guidance To Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords On The Use of Parenting Orders and Parenting Contracts

7

Childcare Act 2006: Future Approach to Fees and Subsidies

3,639

Confidence in Standards: Regulating and developing qualifications and assessment

80