Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
On the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire it has been revealed that more than 200 high-rise buildings in England with similar cladding are yet to have work to remove it.
Of the 328 buildings that still have aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, the same cladding present on the Grenfell Tower, 221 are awaiting work to start.
There are high-rise buildings with ACM cladding in 62 local authority areas across England. Greenwich, Tower Hamlets and Salford were all found to have at least 20 buildings each with the cladding. Elsewhere, Brent, Newham, Wandsworth, Westminster and Manchester have between 11 and 20 each, while Camden, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Leeds and Liverpool have between six and 10 each.
Immediately following the fire, the government ordered a review into cladding on high-rise blocks following the tragedy and committed £200 million to remove ACM from privately owned blocks. There has been consistent calls from the public and government ministers for the funding to be extended to other forms of cladding and fire safety measures.
Ahead of the second anniversary of the tragic event, campaigners have been projecting messages on to tower blocks in Salford, Newcastle and London which they said were unsafe.
72 people died when the fire spread on 14 June 2017.
The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.
digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.