Lib Dem Manifesto p.49 “We will protect existing childcare support arrangements until the nation’s finances can support a longer term solution: a move to 20 hours free childcare for every child, from the age of 18 months.”
We have extended 15 hours free early education to all disadvantaged two year-olds, while keeping the free offer of 15 hours early education for every three and four year-old. We will be spending £300 million more on this by the end of the Parliament
Lib Dem Manifesto p.52 “We will offer a week’s respite for the one million carers who spend 50 hours every week looking after a sick relative.”
Paul Burstow has made over £400 million available in additional funding over the next four years to provide a week’s respite care to the almost one million carers who work over 50 hours a week.
Sarah Teather also recently announced £800 million investment in short break provision for disabled children and their families.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.50 “Maintain the commitment to end child poverty in the UK by 2020.”
This commitment has been maintained.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.50 “Enhance child protection. We will enforce the publication of an anonymised version of Serious Case Reviews to ensure that lessons are learned.”
Serious Case Reviews, including that of Baby Peter, have been published.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.52 “Scrap compulsory retirement ages, allowing those who wish to continue in work to do so.”
The government has announced it is ending the compulsory retirement age.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.54 “We will stop private sector wheel-clamping”
I have announced that wheel-clamping on private land will be banned.