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Children’s Services Development Group MPs’ Polling

A survey of MPs’ knowledge of children’s care services in the UK.

  • Around half of MPs (45%) are concerned about local authorities’ ability to provide children’s services given cuts to local government
  • Seven in ten MPs (70%) agree that, if the placement best suits the needs of the child, children should be placed with an independent provider rather than the local authority
  • Almost half of MPs (45%) say that the figure of two thirds of looked after children having a special educational need is higher than they expected
  • Two in five MPs (42%) say that the figure of 52% of pupils with SEN progressing to Higher Education compared to 63% without SEN is higher than they expected.

Date Published: 6th April 2016

Categories: Health | Policy Makers | Politics | Social | UK

Client: Children’s Services Development Group


ComRes surveyed 150 MPs between 13th January and 26th February 2016 using a combination of paper and online surveys. Data were weighted by party and region to be representative of the House of Commons. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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