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Motion selected for debate on 4 December 2013

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)
Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Suzy Davies (South Wales West)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Aled Roberts (North Wales)
Rhodri Glyn Thomas (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes with grave concern:

a) the targeting of vulnerable children for sexual exploitation by criminals;

b) that children missing from care are at particular risk of sexual exploitation;

c) evidence that local authorities in Wales are not yet fully implementing Welsh Government guidelines to protect children who go missing from care;

d) that the practice of out of area placements can put looked after children at greater risk of abuse and exploitation.

2. Commends the work of the Gwent Missing Children Project and notes the need for comparable, consistent and reliable data on cases of looked after children who go missing from children’s homes and foster care.

Supported by:
Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Mohammad Asghar (South Wales East)
Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

The outcome of the debate is available here.

The full list of motions considered for debate on 4 December 2013 can be accessed here.

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