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INDEPENDENT ADVOCATES FOR TRAFFICKED CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 66: tabled on 23 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 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 the independent evaluation of the Child Trafficking Advocates pilot project, provided by Barnados and funded by the Home Office, which concluded that advocates assisted in keeping trafficked children safely visible once they started working with them, made relationships of trust and credibility with the children and other stakeholders, shared developing expertise in trafficking and case-specific information in purposeful ways, helped the children to orientate and navigate their ways through complex circumstances, spoke up for the children when necessary, maintained a momentum in a case that was suitable to the child's needs, including planning for a sustainable future and improved the quality of decision making; and urges the Home Office to act swiftly to build on these foundations, making sure that all trafficked children have access to the support of an independent advocate, recognising that if the scheme needs to be developed further then this should be done in the context of implementing the provision in Clause 48 of the Modern Slavery Act to provide an independent advocate to every trafficked child and the quality of the service should be improved while it is being rolled out.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2016
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2016
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Darlington
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Edinburgh South West
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Cynon Valley
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2016
Newport West
Furniss, Gill
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Bishop Auckland
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Harris, Carolyn
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Swansea East
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2016
North Down
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Blackburn
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2016
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Knowsley
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Aberavon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 24 May 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
East Renfrewshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Ynys Môn
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Strangford
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Dewsbury
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 25 May 2016
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2016
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.