§ 39. Mrs. Doris Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what provision is made for nationally approved training courses for the care of the handicapped pre-school child.
§ Mr. Alison
Courses for child care and nursery staff leading to nationally recognised qualifications deal with the care of children generally, with some reference to the special needs of the handicapped. Specialised in-service training is provided by some employing agencies, but does not lead to a qualification.
§ Mrs. Doris Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the latest statistics of the number of pre-school handicapped children in local authority areas and the provision made for them in day centres.