Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.2 of the Carers Action Plan, what criteria will be used to determine best practice in the identification of young carers and access to support.
Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 23 of the Carers Action Plan 2018 - 2020, published by his Department in June 2018, when he plans to publish further details of the project announced at number 3.4 to increase the timely identification of particularly hidden young carers in Black, Asian and minority ethnic families.
Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is he taking to improve information sharing with the Department for Health and Social care to safeguard vulnerable children including young carers as part of the Carers Action Plan.
Sarah Champion: I really welcome today’s announcement of a system-wide approach to supporting victims. I particularly welcome the review into the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which seems to be focused on re-traumatising victims rather than supporting them. A recent study from University College London showed that 80% of 13 to 17-year-old girls who were sexually assaulted went on to exhibit...
Sarah Champion: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that we are trying to prevent the crime from being carried out by making it clear in this Bill that upskirting is a crime? It should therefore be seen as a good thing if the Bill brings down the number of cases of upskirting.
Sarah Champion: I want briefly to share my experiences last week in Korea, in Seoul, where upskirting has not been addressed either by society or by the law. The situation there for women and girls is truly horrific. Girls are scared to go into any sort of public toilet, whether in their school or a shopping mall, and women, when they go into public toilets, take a device with them and scan the toilet to see...
Sarah Champion: My hon. Friend will know that one reason why hate crime legislation is so powerful is that the emphasis is on the victim and how they perceive the crime. If misogyny was a hate crime, the police response to the examples that my hon. Friend has given would automatically not be permissible. Power is shifted to the victim.
Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the conclusions the report, Skin gambling: teenage Britain’s secret habit, published by Parent Zone in June 2018 of the assessment he has made of the findings of the June 2018; and what discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on underage skin gambling.
Sarah Champion: I cannot let the Minister off the hook on that one, because one of the key things that we need to be able to implement that support, and the whole raft of protections against domestic violence and other forms of violence against women and girls, is the ratification of the Istanbul convention. I know the Minister said she was going to tie that into the draft domestic abuse Bill, which of...
Sarah Champion: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I may need your wise guidance as we go forward with the Bill. It is also a great pleasure to serve on the Committee. The unbelievable passion, vigour and determination with which the hon. Member for Totnes has fought to get the Bill to this stage is something we must all learn from and admire—I am very grateful for it. I...
Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that projects that her Department co-designs and co-funds with the Department for International Trade promote women’s rights in UK trade with developing countries after the UK leaves the EU.
Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value was of EU funding allocated for the provision in the UK of specialist (a) women’s services, (b) services to support victims and survivors of child abuse and (c) services relating to sexual and domestic violence in the financial year 2017-2018.
Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 154724, if she will publish an evaluation of the steps taken by her Department to implement any recommendations made following that investigation into Keith Morgan’s Work Capability Assessment.
Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reasons are for the extension of the timetable for the implementation of statutory relationships and sex education from September 2019 to September 2020; and if he will make a statement.
Sarah Champion: Only one is correct.
Sarah Champion: Will the Minister give way?
Sarah Champion: I will give my time to the Minister, because I would really like her to answer three questions. First, will she legislate to ensure that websites cannot financially benefit from exploited women? Secondly, will she stop criminalising women who are forced into prostitution? Thirdly, will she criminalise both the buyers and those who force women, and benefit from forcing women, into prostitution?
Sarah Champion: It is not only a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley; it is also a relief to be able to do so and I thank you for your kindness in enabling it to happen. We need to recognise that there is a crisis of commercial sexual exploitation in this country. The trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable women and girls around the UK to be sexually abused is taking place on an...
Sarah Champion: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June to Question 148680 on LGBT people: surveys, whether she has carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Memorandum of Understanding in stopping gay conversion therapy.