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YOUTH WELFARE OFFICERS FOR YOUNG ASYLUM SEEKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2421: tabled on 22 May 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 23 May 2019
North Tyneside
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 May 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Daby, Janet
Labour
Signed on 29 May 2019
Lewisham East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2019
Central Ayrshire
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2019
Stretford and Urmston
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2019
Worthing West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2019
Bedford
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2019
Leeds Central
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2019
Hartlepool
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2019
Warwick and Leamington
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2019
Strangford
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2019
Knowsley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 5 June 2019
Luton North
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2019
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2019
Glasgow North West
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 5 June 2019
North Down
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2019
Glasgow South West
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
High Peak
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Stockton South
Turley, Anna
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Redcar
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Dagenham and Rainham
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Birmingham, Yardley
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Stockton North
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Brentford and Isleworth
Shah, Naz
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2019
Bradford West
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2019
Edinburgh East
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2019
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 June 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
Signed on 13 June 2019
Sheffield, Hallam
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2019
Edinburgh South
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2019
Cardiff South and Penarth
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2019
Preston
Gapes, Mike
Change UK - The Independent Group
Signed on 22 July 2019
Ilford South
Jones, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2019
Newport West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.