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Children's Services: Transparency

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to promote transparency in provision of children’s services. (250623)

Local authorities are required to publish—following consultation—a Children and Young People’s Plan for all services affecting children, young people and families in a local area. They must also publish a Local Area Agreement setting out targets related to all the local priorities for the area, including for children, young people and families. The performance of the local area’s services for children, young people and families is assessed by the relevant inspectorates, which report publicly.