This week I travelled to Manchester, I still prefer Birmingham, to deliver a keynote speech at a conference on Looked After Children. They are children for whom the state has assumed responsibility because they can no longer live with their parent or parents. Nearly 500,000 children are in the care system at any one timeContinue reading Birmingham youngsters deserve better
This is National Care Leavers week. I don’t normally comment on ‘celebration’ weeks but this deserves our attention. There are about 2,000 children in care in Birmingham with around 250 leaving each year. Their profile has changed and few of them are orphans. They’re more likely to be children whose parents for various reasons, sometimesContinue reading Care leavers always in need of our support and protection
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is set to demand that the Government give automatic settled status to all looked-after children and care leavers who are EU citizens during a debate in Parliament when MPs return to Westminster tomorrow, Tuesday 3 September.
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has written to the new Prime Minister demanding that he protect the rights of looked-after children and care leavers who are EU citizens by giving them automatic rights to settled status.
In Theresa May’s penultimate Prime Minister’s Questions, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) urged her and her successor to keep the Tory election promise on introducing a statutory leave entitlement for carers.
To mark this Carers Week 2019, Steve McCabe MP has called on the government to implement recommendations from Carers UK, the UK’s only national membership charity for carers, to provide carers with the right to 5-10 days of paid carers leave a year.