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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide a simple route for people to donate their universal benefits back to the state; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of winter fuel payments are sent out automatically. However, people can simply return their winter fuel payment to the office that issues it. They can also write to the Department requesting not to receive a winter fuel payment for future years, either in advance of first getting a payment, or after they have received one or more payments.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled to a free TV Licence for their main address. The free licence is not issued automatically and needs to be applied for. Once issued, licences are renewed automatically every year unless the customer does not have a National Insurance Number in which case TV Licensing will contact them to confirm their circumstances have not changed each year. An over 75 licence can be cancelled at any time and a paid-for licence requested.</p><p> </p><p>The concessionary travel benefit is optional. An eligible person can choose not to take up the entitlement. The National Travel Survey 2011 shows that in GB, 79 per cent of people eligible for an older persons' bus pass held one.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47135
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to increase tourism to (a) Berkshire and (b) the South East; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195452 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DCMS is responsible for the policy that supports the growth of domestic and international tourism, working in partnership with other Government Departments and our Arms-Length Bodies, VisitBritain and VisitEngland. Between 2011 and 2015, Government is investing more than £105m in tourism through the GREAT and other international campaigns. Investment to date is showing positive results. 2013 was a record year for inbound tourism with 32.9 million international visits being made which generated a record £21 billion into the UK in 2013.</p><p>In terms of Berkshire specifically, VisitBritain's public-facing website includes a range of tourism information relating to Windsor which is available via the following link: <a href="http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Destinations-and-Maps/History-and-heritage/Windsor.htm" target="_blank">http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Destinations-and-Maps/History-and-heritage/Windsor.htm</a>. VisitBritain's ‘Heritage is GREAT' advertising campaign also prominently featured Highclere Castle, which is the setting for Downton Abbey.</p><p>The South East region will benefit from a number of thematic campaigns currently being run by VisitEngland which can be found at <a href="http://www.visitengland.com/" target="_blank">http://www.visitengland.com/</a>. It will also benefit from VisitEngland's Holidays at Home are GREAT campaign, which has been broadcast on mainstream terrestrial channels since 1 April, while those areas in the South East region affected by the recent floods are also benefitting from both VisitEngland's ‘Spot on England' marketing campaign and business support events.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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4018
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
48012
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure developing countries can access UK satellite technology to monitor local agricultural land and environmental risks; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 196128 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID is supporting projects that use satellite data. DFID supports the World Agroforestry Centre to use data to help monitor and assess agriculture land use and environmental risks including land degradation. DFID contributes to the UK Environment Observations Framework Coordinating Climate Observations Group which coordinates Her Majesty's Government activities supporting the development and use of climate data, including from satellites.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47195
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance and support his Department provides to military veterans and their families on securing stable housing; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195453 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The £200 million Forces Help to Buy scheme commenced on 1 April 2014, meaning that Servicemen and women can now borrow up to 50% of their salary, up to a maximum of £25,000, interest-free, providing a boost to those needing to find a deposit to buy their own home.</p><p> </p><p>To assist the transition of serving personnel to civilian life, the MOD offers a wide-ranging resettlement programme which includes a briefing by the Joint Services Housing Advice Office. This offers advice and information about a range of topics that armed forces personnel may find useful relating to an individual's housing needs before they leave the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>Once a person leaves service, any need for social housing becomes a local authority matter. The MOD is working closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government to ensure the fair treatment of service families in need of social housing and ensure they are given proper priority on housing waiting lists.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that there is more that can be done to provide practical support to our veterans and their families in this area. In February I announced LIBOR funding of £40 million to support charities which assist veterans with housing needs in order to build new homes, buy new accommodation and renovate old facilities. Projects are expected to include hostels and half-way houses for veterans who have fallen on hard times, supported housing for the wounded, injured and sick, and long-term care homes.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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3938
star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47167
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he held with the Office of Tax Simplification in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195455 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers regularly meet with the Office of Tax Simplification and other parts of Treasury group as part of normal departmental and Government business. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings and discussions<em>.</em></p><p> </p><p>Details of Ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
48286
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers advocates will have during the pilot advocate scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 196476 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In January 2014 the Home Office announced proposals to trial specialist, <br>independent advocates for trafficked children which is due to begin this <br>summer. This trial forms part of the Government's work to eradicate modern day <br>slavery and as such there are no plans for this trial to be extended to <br>unaccompanied children. <br><br>The Child Trafficking Advocate will be fully independent from the local <br>authority, but will need to work with the existing structures around the Child <br>Trafficking Victim, such as children's services, education, criminal justice <br>system and immigration system.<br><br>The advocate role is intended to deliver the best outcomes for children. The <br>advocate's role will include the following activities but this is not an <br>exhaustive list and we expect the advocate to respond to the specific needs of <br>the child. <br><br>• being a consistent point of contact for the Child Trafficking Victim;<br>• assisting the local authority to assess the needs of the Child Trafficking <br>Victim as a victim of trafficking, thereby promoting the safety and wellbeing <br>of the Child Trafficking Victim (in particular in light of the risk of <br>re-trafficking);<br>• making recommendations for referrals to other services (e.g. mental health <br>services) to ensure the Child Trafficking Victim receives educational, medical, <br>practical and legal support they need and deserve;<br>• accompanying the Child Trafficking Victim to certain meetings - e.g. with an <br>immigration lawyer;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in any age assessment process;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in overcoming language and cultural <br>barriers;<br>• supporting witnesses through the criminal justice system;<br>• supporting looked after children and children in need through the care <br>system, in particular in safety planning, age assessment and future planning;<br>• assisting the local authority to plan for the Child Trafficking Victim's <br>future and receive any compensation that they may be entitled to;<br>• helping prevent the Child Trafficking Victim from facing further exploitation <br>or harm from traffickers (and the risks of going missing);<br>• providing advice on immigration, criminal justice and welfare matters to the <br>Child Trafficking Victim and arranging effective legal representation;<br>• involvement in the key decisions relating to the Child Trafficking Victim <br>(but final decisions would remain the responsibility of the local authority or <br>Home Office, where relevant).<br><br>The Home Office is commissioning an independent evaluation of the trial which <br>will report six months after the trial commences. The evaluation will include <br>the terms of reference for the trial.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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196473 more like this
196474 more like this
196475 more like this
196477 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
48287
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the pilot advocate scheme will begin. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 196477 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In January 2014 the Home Office announced proposals to trial specialist, <br>independent advocates for trafficked children which is due to begin this <br>summer. This trial forms part of the Government's work to eradicate modern day <br>slavery and as such there are no plans for this trial to be extended to <br>unaccompanied children. <br><br>The Child Trafficking Advocate will be fully independent from the local <br>authority, but will need to work with the existing structures around the Child <br>Trafficking Victim, such as children's services, education, criminal justice <br>system and immigration system.<br><br>The advocate role is intended to deliver the best outcomes for children. The <br>advocate's role will include the following activities but this is not an <br>exhaustive list and we expect the advocate to respond to the specific needs of <br>the child. <br><br>• being a consistent point of contact for the Child Trafficking Victim;<br>• assisting the local authority to assess the needs of the Child Trafficking <br>Victim as a victim of trafficking, thereby promoting the safety and wellbeing <br>of the Child Trafficking Victim (in particular in light of the risk of <br>re-trafficking);<br>• making recommendations for referrals to other services (e.g. mental health <br>services) to ensure the Child Trafficking Victim receives educational, medical, <br>practical and legal support they need and deserve;<br>• accompanying the Child Trafficking Victim to certain meetings - e.g. with an <br>immigration lawyer;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in any age assessment process;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in overcoming language and cultural <br>barriers;<br>• supporting witnesses through the criminal justice system;<br>• supporting looked after children and children in need through the care <br>system, in particular in safety planning, age assessment and future planning;<br>• assisting the local authority to plan for the Child Trafficking Victim's <br>future and receive any compensation that they may be entitled to;<br>• helping prevent the Child Trafficking Victim from facing further exploitation <br>or harm from traffickers (and the risks of going missing);<br>• providing advice on immigration, criminal justice and welfare matters to the <br>Child Trafficking Victim and arranging effective legal representation;<br>• involvement in the key decisions relating to the Child Trafficking Victim <br>(but final decisions would remain the responsibility of the local authority or <br>Home Office, where relevant).<br><br>The Home Office is commissioning an independent evaluation of the trial which <br>will report six months after the trial commences. The evaluation will include <br>the terms of reference for the trial.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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196473 more like this
196474 more like this
196475 more like this
196476 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
48288
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the terms of reference for the trial advocate scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 196473 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In January 2014 the Home Office announced proposals to trial specialist, <br>independent advocates for trafficked children which is due to begin this <br>summer. This trial forms part of the Government's work to eradicate modern day <br>slavery and as such there are no plans for this trial to be extended to <br>unaccompanied children. <br><br>The Child Trafficking Advocate will be fully independent from the local <br>authority, but will need to work with the existing structures around the Child <br>Trafficking Victim, such as children's services, education, criminal justice <br>system and immigration system.<br><br>The advocate role is intended to deliver the best outcomes for children. The <br>advocate's role will include the following activities but this is not an <br>exhaustive list and we expect the advocate to respond to the specific needs of <br>the child. <br><br>• being a consistent point of contact for the Child Trafficking Victim;<br>• assisting the local authority to assess the needs of the Child Trafficking <br>Victim as a victim of trafficking, thereby promoting the safety and wellbeing <br>of the Child Trafficking Victim (in particular in light of the risk of <br>re-trafficking);<br>• making recommendations for referrals to other services (e.g. mental health <br>services) to ensure the Child Trafficking Victim receives educational, medical, <br>practical and legal support they need and deserve;<br>• accompanying the Child Trafficking Victim to certain meetings - e.g. with an <br>immigration lawyer;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in any age assessment process;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in overcoming language and cultural <br>barriers;<br>• supporting witnesses through the criminal justice system;<br>• supporting looked after children and children in need through the care <br>system, in particular in safety planning, age assessment and future planning;<br>• assisting the local authority to plan for the Child Trafficking Victim's <br>future and receive any compensation that they may be entitled to;<br>• helping prevent the Child Trafficking Victim from facing further exploitation <br>or harm from traffickers (and the risks of going missing);<br>• providing advice on immigration, criminal justice and welfare matters to the <br>Child Trafficking Victim and arranging effective legal representation;<br>• involvement in the key decisions relating to the Child Trafficking Victim <br>(but final decisions would remain the responsibility of the local authority or <br>Home Office, where relevant).<br><br>The Home Office is commissioning an independent evaluation of the trial which <br>will report six months after the trial commences. The evaluation will include <br>the terms of reference for the trial.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
196474 more like this
196475 more like this
196476 more like this
196477 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
48289
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will consider extending the trial advocate scheme to unaccompanied children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 196474 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In January 2014 the Home Office announced proposals to trial specialist, <br>independent advocates for trafficked children which is due to begin this <br>summer. This trial forms part of the Government's work to eradicate modern day <br>slavery and as such there are no plans for this trial to be extended to <br>unaccompanied children. <br><br>The Child Trafficking Advocate will be fully independent from the local <br>authority, but will need to work with the existing structures around the Child <br>Trafficking Victim, such as children's services, education, criminal justice <br>system and immigration system.<br><br>The advocate role is intended to deliver the best outcomes for children. The <br>advocate's role will include the following activities but this is not an <br>exhaustive list and we expect the advocate to respond to the specific needs of <br>the child. <br><br>• being a consistent point of contact for the Child Trafficking Victim;<br>• assisting the local authority to assess the needs of the Child Trafficking <br>Victim as a victim of trafficking, thereby promoting the safety and wellbeing <br>of the Child Trafficking Victim (in particular in light of the risk of <br>re-trafficking);<br>• making recommendations for referrals to other services (e.g. mental health <br>services) to ensure the Child Trafficking Victim receives educational, medical, <br>practical and legal support they need and deserve;<br>• accompanying the Child Trafficking Victim to certain meetings - e.g. with an <br>immigration lawyer;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in any age assessment process;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in overcoming language and cultural <br>barriers;<br>• supporting witnesses through the criminal justice system;<br>• supporting looked after children and children in need through the care <br>system, in particular in safety planning, age assessment and future planning;<br>• assisting the local authority to plan for the Child Trafficking Victim's <br>future and receive any compensation that they may be entitled to;<br>• helping prevent the Child Trafficking Victim from facing further exploitation <br>or harm from traffickers (and the risks of going missing);<br>• providing advice on immigration, criminal justice and welfare matters to the <br>Child Trafficking Victim and arranging effective legal representation;<br>• involvement in the key decisions relating to the Child Trafficking Victim <br>(but final decisions would remain the responsibility of the local authority or <br>Home Office, where relevant).<br><br>The Home Office is commissioning an independent evaluation of the trial which <br>will report six months after the trial commences. The evaluation will include <br>the terms of reference for the trial.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
196473 more like this
196475 more like this
196476 more like this
196477 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
48290
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the pilot scheme for advocates will be independent of local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In January 2014 the Home Office announced proposals to trial specialist, <br>independent advocates for trafficked children which is due to begin this <br>summer. This trial forms part of the Government's work to eradicate modern day <br>slavery and as such there are no plans for this trial to be extended to <br>unaccompanied children. <br><br>The Child Trafficking Advocate will be fully independent from the local <br>authority, but will need to work with the existing structures around the Child <br>Trafficking Victim, such as children's services, education, criminal justice <br>system and immigration system.<br><br>The advocate role is intended to deliver the best outcomes for children. The <br>advocate's role will include the following activities but this is not an <br>exhaustive list and we expect the advocate to respond to the specific needs of <br>the child. <br><br>• being a consistent point of contact for the Child Trafficking Victim;<br>• assisting the local authority to assess the needs of the Child Trafficking <br>Victim as a victim of trafficking, thereby promoting the safety and wellbeing <br>of the Child Trafficking Victim (in particular in light of the risk of <br>re-trafficking);<br>• making recommendations for referrals to other services (e.g. mental health <br>services) to ensure the Child Trafficking Victim receives educational, medical, <br>practical and legal support they need and deserve;<br>• accompanying the Child Trafficking Victim to certain meetings - e.g. with an <br>immigration lawyer;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in any age assessment process;<br>• supporting the Child Trafficking Victim in overcoming language and cultural <br>barriers;<br>• supporting witnesses through the criminal justice system;<br>• supporting looked after children and children in need through the care <br>system, in particular in safety planning, age assessment and future planning;<br>• assisting the local authority to plan for the Child Trafficking Victim's <br>future and receive any compensation that they may be entitled to;<br>• helping prevent the Child Trafficking Victim from facing further exploitation <br>or harm from traffickers (and the risks of going missing);<br>• providing advice on immigration, criminal justice and welfare matters to the <br>Child Trafficking Victim and arranging effective legal representation;<br>• involvement in the key decisions relating to the Child Trafficking Victim <br>(but final decisions would remain the responsibility of the local authority or <br>Home Office, where relevant).<br><br>The Home Office is commissioning an independent evaluation of the trial which <br>will report six months after the trial commences. The evaluation will include <br>the terms of reference for the trial.</p><p> </p>
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