Over the last week I have received a number of e-mails in relation to Brexit and the EU referendum. The Government yesterday tabled a bill to give the Prime Minister the authority to trigger article 50. The bill is currently very brief and amendments will of course be brought forward next week when it will be debated more fully by the House of Commons.
PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP
DANGEROUS POLICE RECORDING SYSTEM FOR MISSING CHILDREN SCRAPPED
Campaigning children’s MP Ann Coffey has expressed delight that a controversial police recording system for missing children – described as a ‘catastrophe waiting to happen’ – has been scrapped.
Ms Coffey, who is chair of the All Party Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, had persistently slammed the system introduced in 2013 because it left children in grave danger.
Under the two tier system, children were classed as either ‘missing’ or ‘absent’ – but crucially only a child classed as missing received an active police response.Last year an inquiry by the All Party Group into the safeguarding of “absent” children recommended the recording system should be abandoned because it left at least 10,000 children a year at ‘terrible risk’.