Written statement to Parliament

Written ministerial statement by Tim Loughton on decommissioning ContactPoint

Ministers confirm arrangements for the closure and decommissioning of ContactPoint.

Tim Loughton MP, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has today laid a written ministerial statement informing Parliament that ContactPoint will be shut down on 6 August 2010.

The Department has written today to directors of children’s services and chief executives of ContactPoint national partners. The letter sets out the timetable for shut down and decommissioning, provides guidance for local authorities, National Partners and other partners on the activities they need to undertake, and confirms funding and other support available during this period.

The Government continues to consider the feasibility of a new signposting service for professionals to help them to support and protect our most vulnerable children, particularly when these children move areas or access services in more than one area.

Full written ministerial statement on decommissioning ContactPoint

Letter to DCSs decommissioning ContactPoint

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