An Opposition Day Debate on social care was due to be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020. This has been replaced with a debate on the funding provision of free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.
There are a range of providers of infant first aid training aimed at parents, family members and carers, including St John’s Ambulance and the British Red Cross. Some further information and advice can be found at the links below:
First aid advice for parents, St John’s Ambulance – general advice and information for parents/carers.
Baby First Aid, NCT, courses run in partnership with the British Red Cross.
First aid for baby and child, British Red Cross.
The NHS provides online advice for baby and child first aid, including a Baby and Child First Aid (App). See also general information on the NHS webpages: What to do if your child has an accident and How to resuscitate a child.
Infant first aid training for parents has not been debated in Parliament previously but in 2014 the House of Commons considered an e-petition relating to the Millie’s Trust campaign to train all nursery nurses in paediatric first aid (Paediatric First Aid, Westminster Hall debate, 15 December 2014). The most recent PQ on first aid training for staff in early years settings, and childminders, was answered in May 2018 (PQ 140184, 8 May 2018).
On Tuesday 20 October at 9.30 am there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on “Support for children and families during the Covid-19 outbreak”. The debate will be led by Danny Kruger MP, Fiona Bruce MP and Tim Farron MP.
This paper provides brief information in response to some key questions regarding the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on separated families, maintenance arrangements and access to children.