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‘I Stand for Children’ says Lisa Nandy

Lisa pledged this week that if she is elected to Parliament on May 6th, she will ‘Stand for Children’ by backing the NSPCC campaign. People from across Wigan have written to Lisa asking her to sign up to the campaign, which can be found here.

The NSPCC asks candidates to sign up to:
ensure that vital child protection reforms are fully implemented and resourced, following the death of Baby Peter and other child deaths since
continue to fund helpline services for children, and for adults concerned about a child’s safety or welfare
tackle domestic violence from a child’s point of view
make the internet safer for children
strengthen the role of the Children’s Commissioner in England
provide resources for therapeutic services for children who have experienced abuse

Having worked at a children’s charity for 5 years, Lisa knows about the range of issues that affect children across the country, she said:

‘It is crucial that we do everything we can to protect children in their homes and those in care. We must make sure that all children have the chances in life they deserve. I have gladly signed up to the NSPCC pledges.’

April 26, 2010 By : Category : News Tags:, , ,
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Save our local Children’s Centres

Lisa Nandy has spoken out in support of Sure Start – the Labour Government’s flagship scheme to help children under 5, now under threat from Conservatives. The Tories have pledged to cut funding to the scheme for young children by £200 million a year, depriving many areas of their much loved children’s centres built under the scheme.

Lisa said “through my work as a children’s charity worker I have seen firsthand how the huge investment in young children over the last decade has transformed their lives, and made a difference to their parents. Children’s Centres in Wigan are at the heart of communities – a place for all children, regardless of background. Under Tory plans 1 in 5 centres would have to close.”

Lisa recently visited Beech Hill Children’s Centre with local Councillor Phyll Cullen to see firsthand the difference Sure Start is making to local children. To learn more about the campaign please click here.

March 16, 2010 By : Category : News Tags:, ,
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