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Children In Family And Friends Care

EDM number 877 in 2010-12, proposed by Cathy Jamieson on 22/10/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Child care and Children and families.

That this House notes that there is estimated to be a minimum of 10,000 children in kinship (family and friends) care in Scotland; recognises that three out of four of these families are living in poverty and that kinship care is frequently the best form of early intervention as well as a longer term option for children requiring non-parental care, particularly for those who have suffered from multiple traumas; further notes that kinship care saves the Scottish Government and local authorities an estimated minimum of 159 million per year in reduced care costs; regrets that the Scottish Government, the UK Government and Scottish local authorities have not yet been able to ensure provision of adequate financial support for all kinship carers; believes that kinship care provision will best be developed by involving kinship carers themselves as part of the decision-making process; and calls on the UK Government to work collaboratively with the Scottish Government local authorities and kinship carers to ensure that all policies are based on the needs of the child and that there is no discrimination of kinship carers based on their legal status or postcode.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Cathy Jamieson22/10/2010Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourProposed
Russell Brown22/10/2010Dumfries and GallowayLabourSeconded
Anne Begg22/10/2010Aberdeen SouthLabourSeconded
Sheila Gilmore22/10/2010Edinburgh EastLabourSeconded
Gordon Banks22/10/2010Ochil and South PerthshireLabourSeconded
Katy Clark22/10/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Charles Kennedy22/10/2010Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Lazarowicz22/10/2010Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Anas Sarwar22/10/2010Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
Hywel Francis25/10/2010AberavonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/10/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Davidson25/10/2010Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/10/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale25/10/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/10/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/10/2010GowerLabourSigned
David Simpson27/10/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/10/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop27/10/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/10/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby28/10/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin28/10/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma01/11/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Frank Roy10/11/2010Motherwell and WishawLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy16/11/2010GlenrothesLabourSigned
John Robertson19/11/2010Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice01/02/2012LivingstonLabourSigned

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