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Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:23 pm on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Hopkins Rachel Hopkins Labour, Luton South 1:23 pm, 13th March 2020

I congratulate my hon. Friend on introducing such an important and considered Bill and I am pleased to co-sponsor it. As a governor of Luton Sixth Form College, I know how crucial the extension of statutory safeguarding arrangements is to ensure that all young people in further education get the best in life. Does she agree that, given the increasing level of mental health issues among our young people, it is important that all those in post-16 education are protected by equitable safeguarding protocols to ensure they receive support and have the best possible chance of succeeding in their studies and training?