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National Agency For Children And Families

EDM number 599 in 2002-03, proposed by Hilton Dawson on 28/01/2003.

That this House welcomes the report of the Victoria Climbie Inquiry and in particular urges the Government to recognise the transforming potential of a national agency for children and families which would report to a Ministerial Children and families which would report to a Ministerial Children and Families Board supported by the Prime Minister, whose chief executive would be the Children's Commissioner for England, which would have responsibility to assess and advise the Ministerial Children and Families Board about the impact on children and families of proposed changes in policy, to scrutinise new legislation and guidance issued for this purpose, to advise on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to advise on setting nationally agreed outcomes for children and how they might best be achieved and maintained, to ensure that legislation and policy are implemented at a local level and are monitored through its National Office Network, to report annually to Parliament on the quality and effectiveness of services to children and families, in particular the safety of children and which would have a national structure to ensure that legislation and policy are being implemented at a local level as well as providing Central Government with up to date reliable information about the quality and effectiveness of local services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Hilton Dawson28/01/2003Lancaster & WyreLabourProposed
Jonathan R Shaw28/01/2003Chatham & AylesfordLabourSigned
Jim Dowd28/01/2003Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Win Griffiths28/01/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Martin Smyth29/01/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/01/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/01/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton29/01/2003GowerLabourSigned
Michael Clapham29/01/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin29/01/2003Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Desmond Turner30/01/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Simon Thomas30/01/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
David Taylor30/01/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Huw Edwards30/01/2003MonmouthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore30/01/2003HendonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/01/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley30/01/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Brian Iddon30/01/2003Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Joan Humble30/01/2003Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Syd Rapson30/01/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Linda Perham30/01/2003Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones30/01/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer03/02/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Terry Davis03/02/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/02/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes03/02/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Betty Williams03/02/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis04/02/2003Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Bill Etherington04/02/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alice Mahon04/02/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara05/02/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds05/02/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Drew05/02/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harold Best05/02/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/02/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey06/02/2003West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Janet Dean07/02/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis10/02/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Rob Marris12/02/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Julie Morgan24/02/2003Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Keith VazUnknownWithdrawn

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