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Adoption Support Fund

EDM number 637 in 2016-17, proposed by David Lammy on 02/11/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Child support, Children and families, Children's social services and Family benefits.

That this House recognises the valuable role that adoptive families and adoption agencies play in providing a home and a family for adopted children; notes that many adopted children require ongoing therapy and support; welcomes the Government's decision to increase funding for the Adoption Support Fund to £23 million; regrets that the Government has implemented a fair access limit of £5,000 per child until March 2017; further notes that many adopted children have complex needs that require therapy and support that will cost more than this £5,000 limit; notes that local authority funding has been severely cut leaving local authorities unable to fund the support that many adopted children need over and above this £5,000 cap; fears that this limit will therefore lead to vulnerable children missing out on the therapy and the support that they need; notes with concern warnings from the adoption sector that this cap and the lack of support for adopted children in some cases may lead to adoption breakdown and children returning to care, an outcome that would have extremely damaging consequences for the children involved and also place an even greater burden on council budgets; and calls on the Government to clarify the details of any Adoption Support Fund cap or limit from March 2017 and to scrap any such cap or limit.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

David Lammy02/11/2016TottenhamLabourProposed
Marie Rimmer02/11/2016St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie02/11/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Ronnie Campbell02/11/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Alistair Carmichael02/11/2016Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSeconded
Virendra Sharma02/11/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Mike Gapes02/11/2016Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Louise Haigh02/11/2016Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Angela Eagle02/11/2016WallaseyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon03/11/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Kevin Barron03/11/2016Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Tom Elliott07/11/2016Fermanagh and South TyroneUUPSigned
Danny Kinahan07/11/2016South AntrimUUPSigned
Jim Cunningham07/11/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Margaret Hodge08/11/2016BarkingLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman21/11/2016HuddersfieldLabourSigned
David Crausby23/11/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Norman Lamb12/12/2016North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned

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