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West College Scotland Takes Stand Alone Pledge

EDM number 1049 in 2017-19, proposed by Paul Masterton on 12/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Higher education and Students.

That this House congratulates West College Scotland on becoming the first college in the UK to take the Stand Alone Pledge to support estranged students; notes that the Stand Alone charity exists to support the one in five people of all ages across the UK who become estranged from or disowned by their family or a key family member at some point throughout their lives; recognises that research by Stand Alone has found that estranged students are three times more likely to drop out of education than the average student due to pressure, stress and isolation caused by familial estrangement; and commends Stand Alone, West College Scotland and all other champion institutions for coming together to promote greater awareness and continuously develop support for estranged students, enabling them to achieve their potential in education.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Paul Masterton12/03/2018East RenfrewshireConservativeProposed
Jim Shannon13/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Martyn Day13/03/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Pete Wishart13/03/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald14/03/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Christine Jardine14/03/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Hugh Gaffney14/03/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Mhairi Black16/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
David Linden19/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
John McNally20/03/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty21/03/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands26/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry18/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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