In Suffolk, there are robust plans for the Council to work with schools and parents to ensure that expert help is provided.
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New legislation is required with serious penalties. Child safeguarding is a red line, and tanks are already being allowed to trundle over it.
John Bald: I hope that the reshuffle will help to reverse the disastrous increase in the number of children in care
Improved educational provision is key. Increased use of boarding schools can offer a greater chance of stability.
Doing so won’t get us to the promised land of herd immunity, and may well compromise their immuno-response systems.
Children in care are denied the opportunities available to others. Levelling up must include transforming their life chances.
Kristy Adams: Without Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services getting more funding, we are storing up trouble
Children make up around 20 per cent of the population – yet CAMHS only receives 6.4 per cent of mental health spending.
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire have cut off funding. Some Labour councils have also pulled out.
Jackie Doyle-Price and Miriam Cates: The trans debate. Women are standing up for their rights, not declaring a culture war
We would invite Lord Herbert to meet some of the women’s groups, parents, gay and lesbian people, and sportswomen whose views differ from his.
The group founded to campaign for gay rights has become a threat to women, children, and to free speech.
Roger Gough: The number of asylum-seeking children in Kent has forced us to threaten the Government with legal action
To what degree should any council, even one of the biggest in the country, shoulder the effects of what is a national and international issue?
The issue deeply affects hundreds of thousands of people a year, across every constituency, every local authority, every city and town.
Elliot Colburn: Disabled children and families have been hit hard by Covid. Now they must get the support they need.
We need specific, ring-fenced funding for them – which we on the Women and Equalities committee have been calling for.
Upper class professionals are imposing their preference for formal settings – bringing the trade-off of higher prices and fewer affordable providers.
Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities.
We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.
Danny Kruger: Charities must be allowed to carry out their work. Our most vulnerable children need them.
A survey of the 400 plus Centre for Social Justice Alliance’s charities found that members felt undermined by statutory services.