House of Commons
YOUTH WELFARE OFFICERS FOR YOUNG ASYLUM SEEKERS
EDM #2421
Tabled 22 May 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the lack of specialist support officers for young asylum seekers in asylum accommodation; recognises that many young asylum seekers have faced unimaginable trauma and experiences; expresses deep concern at the very high prevalence of mental ill health amongst young asylum seekers and the high number of age disputed children who have been wrongly placed in accommodation with adults; welcomes the proposals by Refugee Rights Europe for a Youth Welfare Officer in every accommodation centre and in each area where there is dispersal accommodation across the UK; notes that this proposal mirrors the Government’s Care Leaver Strategy; and urges the Government to consider this proposal as part of the new Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts, to ensure all young asylum seekers are assigned a welfare officer to hold safeguarding responsibilities and to advise them on engaging with the Home Office and public services.

Signatures (45)

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.
Glindon, Mary
Labour
23 May 2019
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
28 May 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
29 May 2019
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
04 June 2019
Green, Kate
Labour
04 June 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
04 June 2019
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
04 June 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2019
Benn, Hilary
Labour
04 June 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
04 June 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
05 June 2019
Western, Matt
Labour
05 June 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
05 June 2019
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 June 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
05 June 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
05 June 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
06 June 2019
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
06 June 2019
Turley, Anna
Labour
06 June 2019
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
06 June 2019
Phillips, Jess
Labour
06 June 2019
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
06 June 2019
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
06 June 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
06 June 2019
Shah, Naz
Labour
06 June 2019
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
07 June 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
11 June 2019
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
11 June 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
13 June 2019
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
13 June 2019
Murray, Ian
Labour
13 June 2019
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
14 June 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
17 June 2019
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
16 July 2019
Gapes, Mike
Change UK - The Independent Group
22 July 2019
Jones, Ruth
Labour
25 July 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion