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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 Mary Foy Mary Foy Labour, City of Durham 1:23 pm, 13th March 2020

I totally agree, and that is one of the reasons that this Bill is so important. There are likely to be more children and young people—some who are the most vulnerable in our society—who do not go down the academic route, but pursue the new T-levels in some of our colleges. The hon. Member has made a really important point, and it is why we really need to pass the Bill.

My Bill will ensure that all young people have the same safeguards and protections under the law, regardless of which education or training provider they choose. I believe that safeguarding responsibilities are too important not to be protected by the law, and I hope that the House will join me in safeguarding our young people and giving parents the peace of mind that they deserve.