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Helen Southworth: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The taskforce on missing people has presented its recommendations. Will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister ensure that they are acted on to protect children at risk?
Helen Southworth: Will my hon. Friend give particular consideration to the point that I made earlier? It is so important that local authorities and police forces work together to protect vulnerable children. An aspect of that, considering the police of the 24/7 authority, to which missing children are reported, is that they know where children's homes are located in their area and can build up a relationship...
Helen Southworth: I should also like to mention comments that have been made in the past few weeks on national indicator 71, in which my hon. Friend's Department has a key interest, on support for runaway and missing children. It has been in place since April last year, and the evidence I am getting from local authorities, police forces and charities working with vulnerable children is that it is driving...
Helen Southworth: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate and recognise her contribution to the Government's support for children who either go missing or run away from care or from home. Would planning approval for a change of use provide police forces with the information that they need on the number and location of children's homes in their area? A senior police officer told me last...
Helen Southworth: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for minimum standards in respect of accommodation for young people leaving care; to impose a duty on local authorities to ensure that such standards are met; and for connected purposes. This Government have made considerable progress in the support of vulnerable children and put in place exemplary legislation and...
Helen Southworth: Will my right hon. Friend make sure that services to safeguard and protect vulnerable children who are at risk are a priority and receive investment?
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals to fund renovation and building of schools in Warrington; and if he will make a statement.
Helen Southworth: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require simple, uniform nutritional labelling on the front of packaged foods; and for connected purposes. A very broad coalition of support for action is forming, following the extensive research commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and published earlier this year, which found that consumers were confused by the various different...
Helen Southworth: What steps the Government are taking to ensure equitable treatment of developing countries in negotiations which are taking place before the Copenhagen climate change summit.
Helen Southworth: The world's poorest countries are already being hurt by the leading edge of climate change, and people are calling out for help. Will my right hon. Friend be absolutely resolute in making sure that their voice is heard at Copenhagen and we get urgent action on their behalf?
Helen Southworth: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what business support measures from his Department are available to small and medium-sized businesses in Warrington.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juveniles were taken to court for an appearance pending trial from police cells in the last year for which figures are available.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance is issued by his Department to local authority children's services in relation to the provision of accommodation and support services for young persons leaving care who are placed outside the borough with care responsibility.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Warrington have enrolled in Sure Start in each year since 2003.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to establish a nationally-available frequent user railcard.
Helen Southworth: Every year more than 100,000 children go missing in this country. Thankfully, most of them are found safe, but some of them are not. Over the next few days, events will be held all around the country to mark international missing children's day. Will the Prime Minister meet me and members of the leading children's charities to find out not only what is being done to protect those children,...
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to increase access to sport for young people in (a) Warrington and (b) the north-west; and if he will make a statement.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in which local authority areas children's services work directly with the Supporting People programme to commission accommodation support services for (a) young people at risk and (b) care leavers.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to help young people understand the nutritional content of packaged foods; and if he will make a statement.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have children or young people in their care who are in placements outside the authority area; and how many young people in the case of each authority are so placed.