Clause 11

Part of Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 1st July 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight 11:15 am, 1st July 2008

I would like to look at clause 11, to which the hon. Member for Stafford has tabled amendments. I am concerned: that is not to say that I am opposed to the provision but I would like to consider it further. Do the advocates have to give continued and repeated help, or is someone else to do that? My concern is that the advocates will deal with one person one day, another person another day and a third person on a third day. It would be much better if a youngster had continuous help. The problem with these youngsters is that they are likely to be moved from one person to another. Can the Minister ensure that these youngsters have continuous help?