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Ann Coffey's Speech on Risks of Exploitation facing Looked After Children

  • Ann Coffey
  • 20 December 2019
  • Posted in: Education, Healthcare

Thank you for inviting me here today.

Before I was elected as MP for Stockport in 1992, I worked with children and families in Greater Manchester as a social worker.

My interest in protecting children has been a focus for my work in Parliament.

MPs, as backbenchers, can be influential in helping to change legislation. Often campaigns to change the law are as a result of issues first raised with us by constituents. I can’t remember a time when access to an MP was so direct with emails and soci…

  • safeguarding children
  • young people
  • policy
  • policy makers

Being a Student in the Digital Age

  • Megan Dreyer
  • 18 November 2019
  • Posted in: Healthcare, Education

Social media has transformed how we receive news and interact with one another. Whilst this platform can be effectively used to strengthen friendships and express emotions, it can unfortunately also result in addiction, isolation and have a damaging impact on the individual’s mental health and emotional state. Statistics show that 75% of those with a mental health condition start developing it before the age of 18, with depression and anxiety being the highest reported issues. Due to the ever-ch…

  • social media
  • digital communications
  • higher education
  • mental health
  • students

Commentary: That old weekend effect!

  • Dr Chris Moulton
  • 17 July 2019
  • Posted in: Healthcare

From the Oxford English Dictionary [online version]:
Weekend (n.)
a. The period between two working weeks, typically regarded as a time for leisure or recreation.

Angry Tax Payer: I see that your lot have found yet another excuse to avoid increasing the number of doctors who have to work at weekends.
Militant Doctor: I presume that you are referring to the paper that I sent you by Metcalfe et al. which demonstrated that admission to an English Major Trauma Centre at a weekend is not associated wit…