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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made by investigations into cases of historical child abuse. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 326 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
answer text <p>No case of child abuse is ‘historical’ for victims and survivors. They must live with the consequences of their abuse each and every day of their lives. The Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has been set up to determine whether state and non-state institutions take, and have taken, seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse within England and Wales. Any specific allegation to the Inquiry will, where necessary, be referred to law enforcement bodies for consideration for criminal investigation. The Home Office has funded Operation Hydrant, which is the national policing response to the oversight and co-ordination of all child abuse investigations concerning persons of public prominence or those offences which have taken place in institutional settings. The day-to-day investigation into cases of child sexual abuse, including abuse that has taken place in the past, is an operational matter for the police and law enforcement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-02T14:10:45.443Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T14:10:45.443Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
348873
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Vetting more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the length of time taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service checks; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 1466 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) receives around 4 million disclosure applications a year and provides the Home Office with monthly updates on the length of time taken to process disclosure checks. Latest figures relating to May 2015 show that 94.6% of disclosure applications were processed within 56 days against a DBS service standard to issue 95% of all disclosures within this time. Most disclosure applications are processed in a shorter timescale and, in May 2015, 87.3% of applications were processed within 21 days. The average time taken to process applications nationally in May 2015 was 14.2 days and in the West Midlands 24.7 days.</p><p>A key aspect of DBS administration is to ensure that disclosure checks are both accurate and completed within service standard timescales. In the small proportion of cases where checks have not been completed within these timescales, the DBS is expected to take the necessary steps to progress the case including, as appropriate, working with the police and other parties involved in the checking process.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN 1467 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.543Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
348874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Vetting more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the average length of time taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service checks (a) in the West Midlands and (b) nationally. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 1467 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) receives around 4 million disclosure applications a year and provides the Home Office with monthly updates on the length of time taken to process disclosure checks. Latest figures relating to May 2015 show that 94.6% of disclosure applications were processed within 56 days against a DBS service standard to issue 95% of all disclosures within this time. Most disclosure applications are processed in a shorter timescale and, in May 2015, 87.3% of applications were processed within 21 days. The average time taken to process applications nationally in May 2015 was 14.2 days and in the West Midlands 24.7 days.</p><p>A key aspect of DBS administration is to ensure that disclosure checks are both accurate and completed within service standard timescales. In the small proportion of cases where checks have not been completed within these timescales, the DBS is expected to take the necessary steps to progress the case including, as appropriate, working with the police and other parties involved in the checking process.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN 1466 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.413Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
383913
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Vetting more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2015 to Question 1466, what additional resources her Department plans to make available to ensure that all Disclosure and Barring Service checks are completed on time nationally in the next 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 3256 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) operates on a full cost-recovery basis and is expected to make neither a surplus nor a loss. The DBS provides funding to local police forces to process disclosure applications that require local police intelligence checks. In the small proportion of cases where checks are not completed within normal performance standards, the DBS is taking steps to improve performance, working with the police and other parties.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-23T15:20:32.06Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T15:20:32.06Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
386718
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2015 to Question 326, if she will make it her policy to make available additional resources for responding to child abuse allegations over the next 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 4944 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
answer text <p>We have prioritised child sexual abuse as a national threat which means that police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners must have in place the capabilities they need to protect children from sexual abuse. In 2015/16 we have already provided an additional £10 million to the National Crime Agency for the creation of more specialist teams to tackle online child sexual exploitation. We have also made available £1.7 million to fund Operation Hydrant, which coordinates the handling of multiple historical child sexual abuse investigations specifically concerning institutions or persons of public prominence, and up to £1.5 million to support regional coordinators and analysts to oversee the implementation of the National Policing Plan for tackling Child Sexual Exploitation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-07T15:54:06.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T15:54:06.417Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
previous answer version
11371
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
391862
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Syria more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has made to her Turkish counterpart on developing a joint strategy to prevent UK nationals crossing over the border with Turkey into Syria. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 8313 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The Home Secretary and Home Office officials frequently meet with international partners, including Turkey, to discuss issues related to counter-terrorism. Turkey is a key partner in the fight against terrorism and we work closely with them to prevent UK nationals travelling to Syria for the purposes of terrorism. Discussions with Turkish counterparts have focused on cooperation on border security, law enforcement and stopping the travel of British nationals into Syria.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:45:42.397Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:45:42.397Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
428530
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Home Office: Ministerial Policy Advisers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) complaints and (b) investigations into complaints made by civil servants against special advisers in her Department there have been in each of the last five years; and how many such (i) complaints and (ii) investigations are outstanding. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 16481 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>We have no records of any complaints against or investigations into Home Office Special Advisers in the last five years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T17:10:08.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:10:08.417Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
451734
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total number of (a) women and (b) children who have suffered an instance of domestic abuse in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 26579 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>Data showing the total number of women who have suffered domestic abuse in the last five years is set out in the Crime Statistics published on 11 February 2016: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/focus-on-violent-crime-and-sexual-offences--2014-to-2015/index.html.</p><p>Since the 2004/05 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), the number of women aged 16 to 59 experiencing any domestic abuse in the last year has reduced from 1.71 million to 1.35 million (360,000 fewer victims and a fall of 21%) and the estimate of the number of women experiencing any domestic abuse in the last year is the lowest since the survey began.</p><p>Latest data published by the Office for National Statistics from the 2014/15 CSEW additionally show that in 46% of cases of partner abuse, a child was present in the household, of which 20% of children saw or heard the abuse.</p><p>Data on children referred to and assessed by local authority children's social services in England in 2014/15 show that there were 197,700 assessments where domestic violence was identified as a relevant factor. This data is only available for 2014/15.</p><p>The Government works closely with charities, academics and statutory agencies to assess and address the impact of domestic abuse on children and wholly recognises the life changing impact domestic abuse can have on the lives of children. That is why we have expanded the Troubled Families Programme for a further five years (2015-2020) to work with an additional 400,000 families, including those affected by domestic abuse.</p><p>To further address the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children, we have introduced a new domestic abuse offence to tackle coercive and controlling behaviour, and in England and Wales we have rolled out Domestic Violence Protection Orders and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. Improvements have been made to the police response to domestic abuse, and we are supporting multi-agency working which takes a whole family approach.</p><p>We will shortly publish a refreshed cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy setting out how we will do more still to support victims and their children. The Government has already announced £40 million of funding for domestic abuse services between 2016 and 2020, as well as a £2 million grant to Women’s Aid and Safelives to support early intervention programmes.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
26566 more like this
26580 more like this
26581 more like this
26582 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-22T15:57:57.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T15:57:57.843Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
451735
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received from charities on the risk posed to children by domestic abuse; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 26580 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>Data showing the total number of women who have suffered domestic abuse in the last five years is set out in the Crime Statistics published on 11 February 2016: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/focus-on-violent-crime-and-sexual-offences--2014-to-2015/index.html.</p><p>Since the 2004/05 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), the number of women aged 16 to 59 experiencing any domestic abuse in the last year has reduced from 1.71 million to 1.35 million (360,000 fewer victims and a fall of 21%) and the estimate of the number of women experiencing any domestic abuse in the last year is the lowest since the survey began.</p><p>Latest data published by the Office for National Statistics from the 2014/15 CSEW additionally show that in 46% of cases of partner abuse, a child was present in the household, of which 20% of children saw or heard the abuse.</p><p>Data on children referred to and assessed by local authority children's social services in England in 2014/15 show that there were 197,700 assessments where domestic violence was identified as a relevant factor. This data is only available for 2014/15.</p><p>The Government works closely with charities, academics and statutory agencies to assess and address the impact of domestic abuse on children and wholly recognises the life changing impact domestic abuse can have on the lives of children. That is why we have expanded the Troubled Families Programme for a further five years (2015-2020) to work with an additional 400,000 families, including those affected by domestic abuse.</p><p>To further address the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children, we have introduced a new domestic abuse offence to tackle coercive and controlling behaviour, and in England and Wales we have rolled out Domestic Violence Protection Orders and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. Improvements have been made to the police response to domestic abuse, and we are supporting multi-agency working which takes a whole family approach.</p><p>We will shortly publish a refreshed cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy setting out how we will do more still to support victims and their children. The Government has already announced £40 million of funding for domestic abuse services between 2016 and 2020, as well as a £2 million grant to Women’s Aid and Safelives to support early intervention programmes.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
26566 more like this
26579 more like this
26581 more like this
26582 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-22T15:57:58Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T15:57:58Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
451736
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the threat posed to children by domestic violence; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 26581 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>Data showing the total number of women who have suffered domestic abuse in the last five years is set out in the Crime Statistics published on 11 February 2016: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/focus-on-violent-crime-and-sexual-offences--2014-to-2015/index.html.</p><p>Since the 2004/05 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), the number of women aged 16 to 59 experiencing any domestic abuse in the last year has reduced from 1.71 million to 1.35 million (360,000 fewer victims and a fall of 21%) and the estimate of the number of women experiencing any domestic abuse in the last year is the lowest since the survey began.</p><p>Latest data published by the Office for National Statistics from the 2014/15 CSEW additionally show that in 46% of cases of partner abuse, a child was present in the household, of which 20% of children saw or heard the abuse.</p><p>Data on children referred to and assessed by local authority children's social services in England in 2014/15 show that there were 197,700 assessments where domestic violence was identified as a relevant factor. This data is only available for 2014/15.</p><p>The Government works closely with charities, academics and statutory agencies to assess and address the impact of domestic abuse on children and wholly recognises the life changing impact domestic abuse can have on the lives of children. That is why we have expanded the Troubled Families Programme for a further five years (2015-2020) to work with an additional 400,000 families, including those affected by domestic abuse.</p><p>To further address the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children, we have introduced a new domestic abuse offence to tackle coercive and controlling behaviour, and in England and Wales we have rolled out Domestic Violence Protection Orders and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. Improvements have been made to the police response to domestic abuse, and we are supporting multi-agency working which takes a whole family approach.</p><p>We will shortly publish a refreshed cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy setting out how we will do more still to support victims and their children. The Government has already announced £40 million of funding for domestic abuse services between 2016 and 2020, as well as a £2 million grant to Women’s Aid and Safelives to support early intervention programmes.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
26566 more like this
26579 more like this
26580 more like this
26582 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-22T15:57:58.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T15:57:58.077Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this