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Accommodation for children in care over the age of 15

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1006: tabled on 24 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with grave concern the introduction of secondary legislation by the Department for Education which guarantees care and regulated accommodation to vulnerable looked-after children only to the age of 15; and is further concerned by the disproportionate impact this policy has on boys and children from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities; further adds that between 2018 and 2020, 22 children in care aged 16 and 17 died while living in this type of unregulated setting which is devoid of care and consistent adult supervision; further champions the charity Article 39 and the delegation of care experienced people who handed over a 10,700 signature-strong #KeepCaringTo18 petition to Downing Street on this issue; and urgently calls on the Government to change this legislation to ensure all looked after children, no matter what their age, live in accommodation that has carers and provides care.

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.

Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
West Lancashire
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
Warrington North
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
Blackley and Broughton
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
Nottingham East
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
York Central
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2022
Twickenham
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2022
Belfast East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
Jarrow
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
Rochdale
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2022
Strangford
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2022
St Albans
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2022
Worthing West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 March 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2022
Bolton South East
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2022
Harlow
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2022
City of Durham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2022
Wansbeck
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2022
Sheffield Central
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2022
Streatham
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2022
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.