MP, Sefton Central
Bill Esterson never rebelled against their party in this parliament
There is a danger of that, and it is right to highlight the danger. The last thing I wanted to do in tabling the amendment was to undermine any good practice, and that was not what my hon. Friend was seeking to do, either. However, it is only right and proper that we express the concern that if all the focus, attention, energy and resources are directed towards something called adoption when...
We also heard evidence that there has been a worrying fall in the number of children being adopted recently.
That is absolutely right. Whether it is about adoption or other forms of permanence, we have to find more people to come forward to look after children. In my experience, there are many things we could do to make it easier and more attractive. The issue of support came up in the evidence, for example. We need to improve support for adopters or others who care for the children who end up in...
Labour MP for Sefton Central
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
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