Ann Coffey MP has welcomed the introduction of a new National Missing Persons Register as the number of missing children incidents in Greater Manchester continues to increase.
The new Register, to be introduced in 2018, will allow police forces to access information about children going missing across force boundaries, which they cannot do at the moment.
This month I was delighted to join the President of Childline, Dame Esther Rantzen and the CEO of the NSPCC, Peter Wanless at a Parliamentary event to celebrate the 30th birthday of Childline. I also met some of the supporters and volunteers who help make the 24hours a day, 365 days a year service possible.
To: Home Office consultation on Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect.
12th October 2016
Dear Consultation team,
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the consultation document Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect.
Although the proposed statutory duties would not apply to the public I welcome the statement in the document that ‘safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone’s responsibility’.