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CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 626: tabled on 31 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 recognises the valuable role that social workers and all staff employed in the children's social care profession play in protecting and safeguarding vulnerable children; notes with concern that the Children and Social Work Bill contains a provision that would give Government Ministers the power to exempt local authorities from their statutory duties to children in social care; fears that exempting local authorities from these legal statutory duties would have a damaging effect on the wellbeing of children who are under the supervision of social workers and those children who are living in care homes or foster homes; further notes with concern that such proposals could result in the outsourcing of children's social care services to private companies; and strongly opposes any move that could lead to any exemption from legal statutory duties to children in social care or see the delivery of any aspect of children's social care, including the running of care homes, be passed into the hands of a private, profit-seeking entity.

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.

Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2016
Rother Valley
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2016
Sheffield South East
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2016
City of Durham
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2017
Gedling
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2016
Coventry South
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Foyle
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2016
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2016
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2016
Mansfield
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 November 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 November 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2016
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2016
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 November 2016
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2016
Ilford North
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2016
Leicester East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 October 2016
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.