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
Visit http://www.istandforchildren.com/ for more information.