Ann Coffey

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Letter from Children’s Minister – Young Carers in Stockport

April 2018

Back in March I wrote to Minister for Children and Families about young carers in Stockport and the wonderful work that is being done in Stockport by Signpost Young Carers.

 

Signpost works alongside local schools to provide support for young carers to experience the same opportunities as their peers.

 

I was interested to hear what plans the government have to ensure that when a young carer moves they do not lose the crucial support they receive from their local authority.  Furthermore, I asked whether the Government might consider plans to include provisions for young carers as part of the assessment criteria for Oftsed inspections.

 

My initial letter to the Department for Education can be found here.

The response from Nadhim Zahawi can be found here

Press Release December 14th 2017 – MP calls for Dating League Tables

14th December 2017 

Ann Coffey has called for a star rated league table to show how safe dating and social media websites are to use and how many complaints they receive.

She said this was urgently needed as the number of people being deceived online has soared.

Ms Coffey is campaigning for a new law to make it illegal to create a false identity online and pretend to be someone else to form a romantic relationship – known as ‘catfishing’.

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Submission to Government Green Paper on Internet Safety Strategy

Below is my submission to the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s Green Paper Consultation on their Internet Safety Strategy held in 2017.

The submission outlines what actions I believe what action the Government must take to project vulnerable people from being exploited by Catfish on social media and the internet.

I will provide updates from the Government when they release their response to the consultation.

Catfish submission Internet Safety Strategy Green paper 2017