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National Debate On Child Protection

EDM number 764 in 2013-14, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 19/11/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Children's social services.

That this House notes with regret the high-profile cases of child deaths as a result of child abuse and neglect in recent years, such as the cases of Victoria Climbie, Baby P, Keanu Williams, Hamzah Khan and others; further notes the recent case of Daniel Pelka in Coventry and the subsequent Serious Case Review; further notes the personal attention to the case of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families and his efforts to investigate potential failures to protect Daniel Pelka; further notes the extremely difficult nature of social work and stress that social workers can be under, particularly when understaffed; further notes that protecting children relies on the effective exchange of information between agencies including the police, schools, health visitors, hospitals, GPs, social workers, local authority social care and the local Safeguarding Children boards; further notes that in the majority of serious case reviews into failures to protect children, a key problem has been information-sharing between agencies; further notes that a second key problem identified is the failure to have direct communication with the children themselves; calls on the Government to commission an investigation into methods of improving the system of information-sharing between agencies and improving social care practices; and further calls for a national debate into child protection and our social services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Jim Cunningham19/11/2013Coventry SouthLabourProposed
Geoffrey Robinson19/11/2013Coventry North WestLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock19/11/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Hendrick19/11/2013PrestonLabourSeconded
David Wright19/11/2013TelfordLabourSeconded
Alan Meale19/11/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin19/11/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
John Hemming19/11/2013Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Ruane19/11/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
David Crausby19/11/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Si19/11/2013Swansea EastLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/11/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/11/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham19/11/2013Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner19/11/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Mark Durkan19/11/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Steve Rotheram19/11/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Tom Clarke19/11/2013Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Natascha Engel19/11/2013North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Kate Hoey19/11/2013VauxhallLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie19/11/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Katy Clark19/11/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Brian Binley19/11/2013Northampton SouthConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/11/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Bob Ainsworth20/11/2013Coventry North EastLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds20/11/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Tony Cunningham20/11/2013WorkingtonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/11/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Naomi Long20/11/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Lady Hermon20/11/2013North DownIndependentSigned
David Simpson20/11/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Shannon20/11/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Virendra Sharma20/11/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Martin Caton21/11/2013GowerLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson21/11/2013Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz21/11/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell22/11/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
George Galloway25/11/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Bob Russell25/11/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea26/11/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell27/11/2013East LondonderryDUPSigned
Andrew George28/11/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern28/11/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell29/11/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer02/12/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd02/12/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Mark Williams03/12/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy04/12/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell16/12/2013Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
John McDonnell16/12/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mike Weatherley29/01/2014HoveConservativeSigned

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