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Results 1–20 of 700 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Ann Coffey

Exploitation of Missing Looked-after Children — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (23 Oct 2019)

Ann Coffey: It has been an excellent debate. The area is complex, and each of the contributions has reflected that complexity. The hon. Member for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin) has clearly seen the impact of unregulated accommodation in his constituency, which I know is a hotspot for county lines activity. It is also interesting to hear the contributions from the different parts of the United Kingdom. I do...

Exploitation of Missing Looked-after Children — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (23 Oct 2019)

Ann Coffey: I recognise some of the good initiatives from the Department for Education over the years, but as I said there are not enough places to allow local authorities to make a choice about what is in the best interests of the child. They are placing children in placements hundreds of miles away because they have no option. That is why we are urging the Department to take a lead responsibility, not...

Exploitation of Missing Looked-after Children — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (23 Oct 2019)

Ann Coffey: I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of sexual and criminal exploitation of missing looked after children. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. In 2012, an expert working group was set up by the then children’s Minister, the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), at the Department for Education, to look at—among other...

Exploitation of Missing Looked-after Children — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (23 Oct 2019)

Ann Coffey: I totally agree with my hon. Friend’s comments about the new computer system. A system that cannot manage information in a way that keeps children safe is not fit for purpose, so I am pleased he has raised that point. Moving children to unknown and unfamiliar placements, particularly at short notice, causes anxiety, distress, fear and anger, as well as causing further trauma to children...

Timpson Review of School Exclusion (7 May 2019)

Ann Coffey: Edward Timpson’s report identifies that moving from primary to secondary school can be a difficult time for children, leading to a rise in exclusions during the transition period. Stockport has a programme that identifies children in primary school who need extra support at that time. Without this support, which includes working with families, schools and mentors, vulnerable children are...

Tuition Fees: EU Students (29 Apr 2019)

Ann Coffey: I support the concerns expressed by the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner) about the consequences of these proposals for universities. However, this is unfortunately yet another example of the damage that Brexit is likely to inflict on future generations of young people. The House will return to further discussion of Brexit soon. When he casts his vote on various options, will...

Online Harms White Paper (8 Apr 2019)

Ann Coffey: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. Catfishing is the theft of a person’s identity in order to sexually exploit vulnerable people on social media platforms. Of course we must help people become more resilient in relation to online grooming, but we also need to change the behaviour of those who exploit others. Has the Secretary of State had any discussions with the Home...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Ann Coffey: Can the hon. Lady confirm that the confirmatory vote would have remain on the ballot paper?

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Ann Coffey: Our relationship with Europe continues to divide communities and generations. Many people see the relationship in terms of Europe’s economic value to us; some see it as a way of putting to rest forever the terrible wars that divided Europe for centuries, while for others it is a bulwark against oppressive regimes and it is a protection of citizens’ rights. Yet others see membership of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Victims Giving Evidence (12 Mar 2019)

Ann Coffey: I welcomed last week’s announcement of an end-to-end review of how rape and sexual violence cases are handled across the criminal justice system. Am I right in my understanding that the review will also consider the effect of rape myths on juries?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Funding: Distribution (11 Mar 2019)

Ann Coffey: Tithe Barn Primary School in my constituency is a low-funded school in a low-funded authority with an above average percentage of special educational needs children. The Minister has said that he will be gathering evidence on the adequacy of special educational needs funding. Is he able to give us any more information about when he will start to gather evidence, how he will gather it and who...

Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [Lords]: Designation of international agreements for purposes of section 52 of Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (30 Jan 2019)

Ann Coffey: Does the Minister agree that this should not be a point of political division in this House? It is the overwhelming priority of Parliament to protect children who are being raped, abused and exploited, and data sharing is very important. One of the barriers to protecting children has been getting data to identify people who are doing this. We want to prevent the exploitation of children and...

Rape Myths and Juries (21 Nov 2018)

Ann Coffey: I beg to move, That this House has considered rape myths and juries. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hosie. In August, I submitted a freedom of information request to the Crown Prosecution Service about the conviction rates for rape. The answer revealed that less than a third of prosecutions brought against young men result in a conviction. Men aged 18 to 24 in England...

Rape Myths and Juries (21 Nov 2018)

Ann Coffey: I agree; women must have confidence when reporting rape that they will be believed and taken seriously, and that they will have justice. There has been a 72% increase in the number of cases that have been administratively finalised—meaning the police have closed them after receiving advice from the CPS. A Guardian article on 24 September quoted a whistleblower who said that prosecutors...

Children Missing from Care Homes — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Ann Coffey: I beg to move, That this House has considered children missing from care homes. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. One of the first Adjournment debates I initiated in this House in 1995 was on the subject of children’s homes. I am pleased to say that since that time, there have been many improvements in regulation and inspection. In 2012, the all-party...

Children Missing from Care Homes — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Ann Coffey: I absolutely agree. The hon. Gentleman has put his finger on it: children need stability. They need it when they live in families and also when we take them into our care. We should remember that and plan a care a system that responds to that need for stability, taking into account what children say they need as well. The other aspect I am concerned about, which I highlighted during a...

County Lines Exploitation: London — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (17 Jan 2018)

Ann Coffey: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Cheryl. I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan) for securing this important debate on county lines; I thought her contribution was absolutely fantastic. I was interested in the description that the hon. Member for Colchester (Will Quince) gave of the impact of county lines on the community he serves. He...

County Lines Exploitation: London — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (17 Jan 2018)

Ann Coffey: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. Young people in PRUs are specifically targeted by organised crime because of their vulnerabilities. Vulnerable young people often feel there is nothing else for them on the horizon except what the drug dealer might offer. Poverty, poor housing, unemployment and living in a high crime neighbourhood creates the conditions for county lines to flourish....

Modern Slavery Act 2015 (26 Oct 2017)

Ann Coffey: Kevin Hyland, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, stressed this week that using children to transport and sell class A drugs in county lines operations is a form of modern-day slavery. He said that the police and other agencies were not seeing it for what it is: the use of children and young people as commodities by criminal gangs. He said that more and more county lines were being...

Catfishing and Social Media — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Ann Coffey: indicated assent.


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