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Children's Grief Awareness Week

EDM number 547 in 2017-19, proposed by Edward Davey on 15/11/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Mental health.

That this House welcomes the campaign around Children's Grief Awareness Week from 16 to 22 November 2017, especially the concern that too many bereaved children suffer from a deep sense of loneliness; notes the finding that one in 29 children and young people in our schools have been bereaved of a parent or sibling, which is roughly one per class; acknowledges the estimate by the Childhood Bereavement Network that over 100 children are bereaved of a mum or dad each year, and many more are bereaved of a brother, sister, grandparent or someone else important in their lives; accepts that one of the best ways to help such children is to help them realise they are not alone and that there are others out there like them; and calls on the Government and local authorities both to ensure that parents, carers and schools are aware of what local child bereavement services are available in their area for children and young people and to help establish such services, working with the local voluntary sector, where such services do not already exist.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Edward Davey15/11/2017Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratProposed
Rosie Cooper15/11/2017West LancashireLabourSeconded
Tim Farron15/11/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Patricia Gibson15/11/2017North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySeconded
Catherine McKinnell15/11/2017Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSeconded
David Amess15/11/2017Southend WestConservativeSeconded
Tom Brake15/11/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gavin Robinson16/11/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Jim Shannon16/11/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Lady Hermon16/11/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Chris Stephens16/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Gaffney20/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hill20/11/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
Wes Streeting20/11/2017Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell21/11/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts21/11/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Bob Blackman21/11/2017Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Jim Cunningham21/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Chris Law21/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron21/11/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss21/11/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
David Simpson21/11/2017Upper BannDUPSigned
Stephen Gethins21/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day21/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer21/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Thelma Walker22/11/2017Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Tonia Antoniazzi23/11/2017GowerLabourSigned
Clive Lewis23/11/2017Norwich SouthLabourSigned
David Linden27/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon27/11/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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