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Statutory Basis For Adult Protection

EDM number 44 in 2009-10, proposed by Paul Burstow on 18/11/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Elderly people.

That this House notes with concern the findings of a University College London study into the prevalence of abuse by family carers of people with dementia that as many as half of carers reported some abusive behaviour; further notes the finding of the UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People 2007 that as many as 342,000 people aged over 66 years are victims of abuse in the community, often committed by family members; welcomes the Government's review of its current safeguarding vulnerable people guidance, No Secrets; is concerned that the review concentrates on abuse by paid carers; believes that guidance issued under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 does not carry the same status as legislation; calls on the Government to introduce legislation that provides a statutory basis for the construction and work of adult protection committees (APCs); and imposes a duty on agencies to collaborate, share information, actively participate at a senior level in APCs and work together to establish a right to access the adult at risk without hindrance or coercion and provide powers to protect the welfare of a person found to be the victim of abuse.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Paul Burstow18/11/2009Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George19/11/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn19/11/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/11/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Adrian Sanders19/11/2009TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock19/11/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Russell19/11/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson19/11/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Colin Breed19/11/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke19/11/2009Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor23/11/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
David Heyes23/11/2009Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle23/11/2009ChorleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/11/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan24/11/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dai Davies25/11/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Mark Hunter25/11/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech25/11/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis25/11/2009Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew25/11/2009StroudLabourSigned
Janet Dean25/11/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer25/11/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
William McCrea25/11/2009South AntrimDUPSigned
David Simpson25/11/2009Upper BannDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds25/11/2009Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Brian Jenkins26/11/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/11/2009GowerLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross26/11/2009TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch30/11/2009HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington30/11/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon01/12/2009North DownUUPSigned
Jim Cousins07/12/2009Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/12/2009East LondonderryDUPSigned
Andrew Pelling10/12/2009Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Alasdair McDonnell14/12/2009Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Evan Harris16/12/2009Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/01/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andy Reed07/01/2010LoughboroughLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady18/01/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
George Galloway04/03/2010Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned

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