Friday, 19 March 2010

Yvonne Fovargue pledges support for NSPCC campaign to protect children

Yvonne Fovargue prospective parliamentary candidate for Makerfield has pledged to support the NSPCC’s ‘I stand for children’ campaign which aims to make child protection a priority for the next Parliament.

Yvonne said, “As the Labour Party candidate in Makerfield I’m supporting the NSPCC’s new campaign to ensure protecting children is a political priority.”

“We need to make sure that the next elected Government keeps child protection high on its list of priorities. By signing up to the campaign, I acknowledge the role that I can play to keep our children safe and ensure that the wellbeing of all children is a top priority for government.”

The NSPCC’s campaign is calling on candidates to commit to a range of child protection measures including:

• Making the internet safer for children
• Continued funding of helpline services for children and for adults concerned about the safety or welfare of a
• Tackling domestic violence from a child's point of view
• Ensuring that vital child protection reforms are fully implemented and resourced, following the death of
  Baby Peter and other child deaths since
• Provision of resources for vital therapeutic services for children who have experienced abuse
• Strengthening the role of the children's commissioner in England to act as a genuinely independent voice for

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