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MP Praises health project co-designed by children

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP

 MP praises health project co-designed by children

(Picture attached: Ann Coffey presented awards to children from St Anne’s in Stockport)

Ann Coffey MP has praised as ‘trailblazers’ young people who worked as equal partners with professionals in designing an innovative health project.

The MP for Stockport presented awards at Salford University MediaCityUK to pupils from St Anne’s in Stockport for their contribution to the ‘Not Just a Thought…’ project.

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MP welcomes new National Missing Persons Register

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.

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DANGEROUS POLICE RECORDING SYSTEM FOR MISSING CHILDREN SCRAPPED

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP

DANGEROUS POLICE RECORDING SYSTEM FOR MISSING CHILDREN SCRAPPED

11/01/2017

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’.

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