Clampdown on risks of child sexual exploitation

PRESS RELEASE:25.06.2013 Ann Coffey MP has welcomed a new clampdown on children’s homes, announced by the Government today(Tuesday), which will tighten the net on sexual predators. Ms Coffey, who is the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway … Continue reading

Heatons Care Home Open Day

I visited Newlands residential Care home in Heaton Moor to celebrate National Care Home Open Day with residents on June 21. Along with thousands of residential care homes around the country, Newlands opened its doors with the aim of creating … Continue reading

Victory in campaign for more help for families of missing people

PRESS RELEASE: June 20,2013. Ann Coffey MP has welcomed plans to give families extra help to cope when a loved one goes missing. The proposals from the Ministry of Justice are to create a new power of “guardianship” for relatives … Continue reading

Heaton Chapel Station campaign

Friends of Heaton Chapel station have organised a petition calling for urgent improvements to the station to make it more accessible for disabled people.  Local Councillors Tom McGee and David Sedgwick and myself are in full support of this and have … Continue reading

Young people should be allowed to say in foster care until 21

JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY AND PAUL GOGGINS, MP FOR WYTHENSHAWE AND SALE EAST:19.06.2013 Two senior Manchester MPs have stepped up the campaign to prevent vulnerable young people in foster care being forced to leave home at the age … Continue reading

Speech to the First International Conference for Missing Children and Adults

Portsmouth University 18.6.2013: I am delighted to have been asked to help open this First International Conference of Missing Children and Adults. Looking at the list of delegates – the wide range of expertise you are bringing to this conference … Continue reading

Supporting foster children

I believe that young people leaving care should be allowed to remain with their foster carers until they are 21 years old, if they want to. Currently, children in care leave on, or before, their 18th birthday. Every year, hundreds … Continue reading

Sexual abuse victims to be spared court ordeal

PRESS RELEASE June 11 Ann Coffey MP, has welcomed today’s announcement from the Ministry of Justice, (attached) that the most vulnerable victims of child sexual exploitation are to be protected from the trauma of appearing in court in the wake … Continue reading

Stockport Express Column – June 2013

Stress affects us all and as many as one in four of us may experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. The charity Mind says that by 2020 depression will be the leading cause of health … Continue reading

Pioneering Homeless Charity

I am extremely impressed with the ideas, enthusiasm and determination of a new pioneering local charity in Stockport called Helping the Homeless into Accomodation. The members of the H3 charity have been through the experience of being homelss and are … Continue reading

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