[Coronavirus] Opposition Day Debates: Social Cohesion & Community and Financial and Social Emergency Support Package

On 25 March 2020, there will be two topics for the 7th allotted Opposition Day Debate in the House of Commons. The first debate is on the subject of “Social cohesion and community” and the second on “Financial and social emergency support package”, both in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. The House of Commons Library has shared relevant material below. …

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E-petition 255237 relating to the provision of free childcare

On Monday 9 March 2020 at 4.30pm in Westminster Hall there will be a debate on a e-petition entitled ‘Provide 15 hours free childcare to working parents for children over 9 months’. The motion for debate is “That this House has considered e-petition 255237 relating to the provision of free childcare.” The subject for the debate was determined by the Petitions Committee and Catherine McKinnell MP, Chair of the Committee, will open the debate. …

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Child protection: Duties to report concerns

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out the current requirements on individuals and organisations regarding the reporting of known or suspected child abuse or neglect. It also provides information on the debate around whether a mandatory duty to report abuse or neglect should be introduced in England, and outlines the operation of such mandatory duties in other countries. …

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Tackling loneliness

The Government’s Loneliness Strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the Government would take to provide ‘national leadership’ to tackle loneliness in England. As well as explaining the Strategy and the steps taken so far by the Government, this paper also looks at research into the causes and impact of loneliness and possible interventions. Finally, this briefing also briefly outlines the situation in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.…

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