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Children And Family Court Advisory Support Service

EDM number 500 in 2009-10, proposed by John McDonnell on 15/12/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Family law.

That this House believes that the fundamental principles of the Children Act should inform the approach and practice of Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS) and that the welfare of the child should be the paramount consideration; further believes that there should be active parliamentary oversight of the agency's important work; is alarmed at reports from unions representing staff in CAFCASS of growing backlogs, soaring workloads, low morale and constant restructuring; recognises that CAFCASS has had an increase in real terms in its budget of seven per cent. during the past two years, and is due a similar increase next year; but is concerned that unless the severe problems the organisation continues to face are resolved that practitioners will be unable to fulfil their statutory duties in providing a vital service to children and families.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Taylor15/12/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
John McDonnell15/12/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins15/12/2009Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd15/12/2009Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSeconded
Linda Riordan15/12/2009HalifaxLabourSeconded
Diane Abbott15/12/2009Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSeconded
Neil Gerrard15/12/2009WalthamstowLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn15/12/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams16/12/2009ConwyLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley16/12/2009Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock16/12/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan16/12/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin16/12/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore16/12/2009HendonLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/12/2009GowerLabourSigned
Colin Breed16/12/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones16/12/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson16/12/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle16/12/2009ChorleyLabourSigned
Bob Russell16/12/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen16/12/2009Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/01/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Ann Cryer05/01/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew George05/01/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing05/01/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/01/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Dai Davies06/01/2010Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Janet Dean06/01/2010BurtonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty06/01/2010Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey06/01/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson07/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Drew07/01/2010StroudLabourSigned
Rudi Vis13/01/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Leech13/01/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins14/01/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington19/01/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Truswell20/01/2010PudseyLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma20/01/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Eric Illsley27/01/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady27/01/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Crausby01/02/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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