Children in Care: Day Care:Written question - 117950

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Asked on: 06 December 2017
Department for Education
Children in Care: Day Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received on the potential benefits to looked-after children of extending the 30 hours of free childcare entitlement to those children.
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Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 11 December 2017

Foster carers play a vital role in supporting some of our most vulnerable children. It is right that foster carers receive the support they need to meet the needs of the children whom they look after.

We are considering whether it is possible for children in foster care to take up the additional 15 hours in a way that promotes the best interests of the child.

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