Results 61–80 of 200 for "child welfare" in the 'Commons debates'

Prayers: Social Work (3 Jul 1996)

...on the downside. I salute the 1 million men and women working in the private, public and voluntary sectors who devote their careers to the care of the most vulnerable children and adults—from child welfare, child protection and child custody, to the mentally ill and people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, to people who are frail of body or of mind, to addicts who abuse...

Orders of the Day — Family Law Bill [Lords] (25 Mar 1996)

Elfyn Llwyd: ...views. When a parent makes a statement of marital breakdown, courts can provide children with information appropriate to their age. Those proposals enjoy support from many organisations involved in child welfare. I also welcome the pension-splitting provisions, although I would like them in the body of the Bill. The Bill is a step in the right direction and its opponents are mistaken if...

Policing of London (5 Feb 1996)

David Maclean: ...think that the hon. Lady will regret her remarks. Her allegations have no credibility. Her remarks about policing in London were about as accurate as her assertion that there were no problems in the child welfare department in Islington. Let the House judge the hon. Lady's credibility. I do not say "honesty" or "integrity": I merely ask the House to judge her credibility. The hon. Lady...

Petition: Child Prostitution and Pornography (20 Nov 1995)

Mrs Peggy Fenner: ..." tabled in your Honourable House on 11 November 1992 and re-tabled in each session since [receiving the support of a majority of Honourable Members, more than has ever been obtained by an EDM on a Child Welfare issue], that:The National Council of Women in conference assembled:1. expresses its deep concern at continuing reports that citizens of developed nations travelling abroad may be...

Estimates Day: Probation Service (13 Jul 1995)

Mr Anthony Coombs: ...huge area of work, some of it to do with the criminal justice system— liaison with the courts, prisoners and hostels and pre-sentence reports—and some outside the criminal justice system such as child welfare, family work and crime prevention in a more general context. That increase in work occurred despite the fact that it in the current year its total budget has fallen from £395...

Orders of the Day — Child Support Bill: CHILD SUPPORT ADVISORY COMMITTE (No.2) (22 May 1995)

...Secretary of State.(7) The report prepared under subsection (6) above shall include—(a) details of the number of child maintenance assessments made in the year, and an analysis of their effect on child welfare;(b) details of the number of departure directions made in the year, and an analysis of their impact on the effectiveness of child maintenance;(c) details of the number of reviews...

Orders of the Day — Child Support Bill: CHILD MAINTENANCE DISREGARD (No. 2) (22 May 1995)

Mrs Mildred Gordon: ...huge crowds of angry people would not come to see us, write to us and attend meetings throughout the country because they feel that they are being conned and that the Government do not care about child welfare. Improving the legislation would have a positive effect on the non-resident fathers, who we want to provide support for their children. Although there may be a few rascals, most...

Business of the House (18 May 1995)

Tom Clarke: ...makes a statement to the House or, at least, introduce a debate so that we can decide whether there is a conflict between our perceived international obligations and the clear will of the House on child welfare?

Orders of the Day — Children (Scotland) Bill: Reasonable Chastisement (1 May 1995)

Mr George Robertson: ...level we have to choose between recommending some change or no change in the present law. We have been impressed by the level of support, particularly from organisations concerned with child care or child welfare, for some change. We have accepted that there is force in some of the arguments for change, particularly in relation to corporal punishment at the severe end of what may be...

Orders of the Day — Police and Magistrates' Courts Bill [Lords]: Membership of police authorities (5 Jul 1994)

Mr John Wheeler: ...all the members of the authority. He is required to exercise his powers to ensure the appointment of individuals who are representative of various interests such as local authorities, commerce and child welfare organisations and also to ensure that the authority's membership is representative of the Northern Ireland community as a whole. That was the system recommended in the Hunt report,...

New clause 1: Premises for the Provision of Child Care (19 Apr 1994)

Ms Jean Corston: ...highest child poverty rates among eight industrialised countries including Germany, France, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden. There were such wide differences that a European model of child welfare was contrasted with what UNICEF described as a "neglect-filled" Anglo-American model. Thus France was quoted as having The most comprehensive child-care system in Western Europe...

Orders of the Day — Child Migrants (22 Nov 1993)

Mr John Bowis: ...that it was clearly insufficient to have good intentions, and we now have the stories of cruelty and abuse related by some of those migrants. We now have a more civilised and caring framework for child welfare. The Children Act 1989 makes the welfare of the child paramount. It reminds us that parents are the best people to bring up their children and requires local authorities to help...

Prayers: Children (25 Jun 1993)

Mr David Hinchliffe: ...made. One of the main points made by the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Evans), with whom I entirely agree, was that we should not rely too heavily on statistics, especially in relation to child welfare. I think that the Minister will probably accept that. I speak with some concern because I was a social worker under the old law, prior to the Children Act 1989. I am absolutely...

Clause 3: Fingerprinting (11 Jan 1993)

Mr Mike Watson: ...more useful definition of the sort of person who should be permitted to accompany a child in these circumstances. It should be made clear that the accompanying person should have some knowledge of child welfare and of asylum procedures. It is made clear in amendment No. 28 who the accompanying adult should be. The amendment is consistent with the views that were expressed by many...

Orders of the Day — Child Support Bill [Lords] (4 Jun 1991)

Dennis Canavan: ...I welcome the Government's recognition that Callendar Park is an excellent location for civil service jobs. I look forward to the location in Falkirk of more meaningful civil service jobs in genuine child welfare, social security, and, indeed, overseas development, for which I have campaigned for some time.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Notices of Transfer in Certain Cases Involving Children (25 Feb 1991)

Mr John Patten: ..., who have the often difficult task of dealing with children—whether they are victims or witnesses—to tailor any action to the needs of individual cases, balancing the legitimate interests of child welfare with those of natural justice. The remaining amendment simply corrects a minor drafting error.

Welfare of Children (6 Jun 1990)

Ian Taylor: ...believe that the Government are right to target income support rather than increase the more general provision of child benefit. The Government are beginning to do the right thing in other areas of child welfare and parental responsibility. Although at least one Opposition Member objected to the Government's efforts to make parents more responsible for the behaviour of juveniles, I...

Child Abuse (5 Apr 1990)

Mr Peter Hardy: ...the central executive committee of the society, I felt that I should seek an opportunity to pursue the matter. In some quarters it may be rather fashionable to take a relaxed view about aspects of child welfare: that view was illustrated in an article in The Evening Standard last Tuesday week, which suggested that the NSPCC should take care that it does not harm people's liberties in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Mar 1990)

Mr John Bowis: ...of the National Society for the Prevention o Cruelty to Children, which links satanic practices with child abuse? Will she do everything in the Government's power to support the police and the child welfare agencies in stamping out such loathsome practices?


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