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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 make it his policy to link an increase of the earnings threshold for carer's allowance to the rise in the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211436 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The earnings threshold in Carer’s Allowance is regularly reviewed. It is designed to enable carers to maintain a link with the labour market and achieve greater financial independence. It is increased periodically, most recently from £100 to £102 on 20 May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:42:37.6084177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100351
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Young People more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Defence, with reference to the letter dated 1 August 2014 from the Secretary of State for Defence to the Defence Committee, published in that Committee's Seventh Special Report of Session 2014-15, HC 387, Appendix B, if he will place in the Library a copy of the full analysis undertaken by the Adjutant General into the cost effectiveness of recruiting under-18's more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211635 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The document requested is being reviewed. Once the review is complete, it will be placed in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Canterbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Julian Brazier more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:44.0916973Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:39:44.0916973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Julian Brazier more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100360
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Education more like this
unstar 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 Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2014 to Question 210122, what costs (a) have been and (b) will be incurred by her Department for the (i) design and (ii) editing of the British Armed Forces Learning Resource 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211549 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has not incurred any costs for the design or editing of the British Armed Forces Learning Resource 2014.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:24:30.1839719Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:24:30.1839719Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100407
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
unstar 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 Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2014 to Question 209199, what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) considered on (i) the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and (ii) the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211548 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not conducted any recent research on the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and on the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the development of Caring for our Future white paper in 2011, the Department undertook extensive engagement with both service users and carers who highlighted range of issues they felt needed addressing to ensure high quality care and support is available. In addressing this, the Department, working with the Sector Skills Council - Skills for Care - and other partners, has implemented a range of policies that has included setting out clear minimum training standards, recruiting more apprentices and supporting the transformation of the social work profession.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:27:48.5399333Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:27:48.5399333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100420
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
unstar 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 Health, how many meetings officials of his Department have had with officials of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the naming and shaming of social care providers who do not comply with National Minimum Wage legislation; and when he expects such social care providers to be named and shamed for such non-compliance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211603 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>During the course of this year, officials from the Department of Health and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BiS) have formally met once for policy discussions on the issue of non-compliance of social care employers with National Minimum Wage legislation. I have also recently written to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Employment Relations (Jo Swinson) on this subject.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The new scheme making it easier to name and shame employers who do not comply with National Minimum Wage legislation came into effect from October 2013 and applies to investigations initiated after that date. HM Revenue and Customs leads on the conduct of investigations and makes recommendations to BiS Ministers on the issue of naming employers found to be in breach. The timing of any naming of social care providers is therefore dependent on the outcome of investigations, and will follow where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:40:50.2442406Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:40:50.2442406Z
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1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100770
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, if he will include data on the average length of time taken to process personal independence payment claims in his Department's next quarterly statistics release. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211677 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Departmental statisticians are continuing to develop measures around clearance times and waiting times to ensure they provide a rounded and representative picture of personal independence payment performance, improvement activity and the claimants’ experience. These statistics will be published when they are ready, with the release pre-announced in line with United Kingdom Statistics Authority release protocols.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 211729 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:04:45.4374656Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:04:45.4374656Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
45645
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar 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 the average career length is of a soldier in each regiment or unit who enlisted (a) aged under 18 and (b) aged 18 or above. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 194161 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The average career length by Regiment or Corps is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Regiment/Corps</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Average Career Length</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Enlisted under 18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enlisted 18 or over</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Household Cavalry &amp; Royal Armoured Corps</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Artillery</p></td><td><p>13 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Engineers</p></td><td><p>12 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>8 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Signals</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,1 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Infantry</p></td><td><p>11 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>7 years,9 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army Air Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Logistic Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,2 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Medical Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,10 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Provost)</p></td><td><p>19 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support)</p></td><td><p>18 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Veterinary Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Small Arms School Corps</p></td><td><p>23 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>21 years,5 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Dental Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,10 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Intelligence Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Physical Training Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>19 years,11 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Corps of Army Music</p></td><td><p>22 years,2 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Soldier Continuity Posts (Long Service)</p></td><td><p>34 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>30 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>Source: Defence Statistics (Army)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes/Caveats:</p><p>The figures are based on all trained regular other ranks who left the Army between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Caution should be exercised with regards to interpretation of these statistics. They are based on Army personnel covering a number of contracts or types of engagements. They form a statistical average for the Army and do not relate to the terms and conditions associated with any particular contract.</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 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
45646
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) junior entry and (b) standard entry soldiers enlisted in the Army in 2012-13; and how many such people left before completing Phase 2 training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 194162 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The minimum age for enlisting in the Army is 16 and those between the ages of 16 and 17, or in some cases 17.5, are trained as Junior Entry. The remainder are trained as Standard Entry. Those who commenced training in either the Junior Entry or Senior Entry cohorts in 2012-13, and of those who subsequently discharged prior to completing Phase 2 training are shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Enlisted</p></td><td><p>Discharged</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Entry</p></td><td><p>1,550</p></td><td><p>290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Standard Entry</p></td><td><p>7,810</p></td><td><p>1,750</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Individuals may withdraw or be discharged for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Personnel under 18 have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces if they wish to leave.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in ‘5' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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3938
star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
48286
star 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
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property uin 196476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
48287
star 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
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 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 remove filter
star this property uin 196477 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this