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NATIONAL DEBATE ON CHILD PROTECTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 764: tabled on 19 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Coventry North East
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2013
Northampton South
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2013
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2013
Foyle
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 November 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2013
St Ives
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 20 November 2013
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Swansea East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 December 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 November 2013
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 November 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Dundee West
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Great Grimsby
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2013
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2013
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Bolsover
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2013
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Walsall South
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2014
Hove
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2013
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.