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National Academy of Parenting Practitioners

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for the future of the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners; what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of implementing such plans; and if he will make a statement. (210532)

The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners is in the process of finalising a strategic plan for 2008 onwards—to be agreed with my Department—which sets out its work plan and deliverables until 2010: to deliver a combination of research and training to support and develop the parenting workforce. We expect the academy to bring about a step change in the supply and quality of parenting support delivered to parents across England.

The Department has set aside up to £30 million for the academy covering the three-year period, 2007-2010.