Wednesday, 16 March 2011

2011 Budget and Action for Children’s ‘On our own two feet’ Campaign

A number of my constituents have written to me concerning the above campaign which calls for a savings scheme for children in care to be included in the 2011 budget and I have written to the Chancellor, George Osborne MP, adding my support to this campaign.

Under the Action for Children proposal, looked after children would have a bank account set up for them when they go into care with £250 in it, followed by £100 every year that they stay in care.

Action for Children calculate that this scheme will cost just £6.6m and make a massive contribution towards helping young people move to living independently, a chance to stay in education or get training.

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