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Children: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent in developing its Children’s Plan. (201670)

The total cost of developing the Children’s Plan was £1,309,956.

In developing the plan, the Department ran a consultation which had two strands; a national consultation survey and five deliberative events. We used a range of media to encourage people to express their views about children’s services. Over 3,000 responses were received.

In addition, three expert groups (ages 0-7, 8-13, and 14-19) were remitted to look at services and policies affecting children, young people and families. Their reports informed the development of The Children’s Plan.

The Children’s Plan was published on 11 December 2007.