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Delivered by trained volunteers, the ChildLine Schools Service aims to visit every primary school in the West Midlands by 2016 to help 9-11 year olds understand abuse in all its forms, and have the knowledge of where to get help if they need it. The service has already visited 15 schools in the Selly Oak constituency and reached 1,180 pupils in Years 5 and 6 through its assemblies and workshops.

Steve McCabe MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Families, has welcomed the overwhelming support given by MPs to ban smoking in cars with children.

Last night, 10 Feb 2014, MPs from all parties voted in the House of Commons to back plans to ban smoking in cars, despite misgivings by some senior Government figures including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The vote gives the Secretary of State for Health permission to bring forward powers to ban smoking in cars when children are present.

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) celebrated campaigners, who supported Britain’s national drink during 2013, especially their support in scrapping the Beer Duty Escalator, which lead to the momentous cut in Beer Duty.  Campaigners were treated to a truly unique new beer brewed especially for the occasion.

 

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Steve McCabe MP challenged the Conservative-led Government over the damaging effect the Lobbying Bill will have on charities and campaign groups. Watch the video to see Steve in Parliament.

 

Steve McCabe has been overwhelmed by constituents contacting him to express their opposition to the Bill. Local campaigners even braved the cold to meet with Steve just days before Christmas to present Steve with a petition containing 190,553 signatures of people who feel aggrieved about the government’s plans.

 

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day this week, Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, honouring those who died during the Holocaust as well as honouring the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.

Steve McCabe MP shows support for charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young, as it launched an inspiring new resource for young people who have been diagnosed with a ‘hidden’ yet potentially fatal heart condition.

Steve McCabe MP heard Together for Short Lives’ eight priorities for the next Parliament and the steps needed to transform children’s palliative care to significantly improve the lives of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

A cross party group of MPs have called for a 'fair share' of BBC investment in the Midlands at a breakfast meeting with executives from the corporation today. Delivering a petition from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting, that has gathered over 4000 signatures of support, the MP's pressed the BBC to increase network TV and radio production in the region.

 

The event, organised by disability charity Scope, was part of the ‘Britain Cares’ Campaign, which is calling on the Government to ensure that disabled people receive the care and support they need. The Care Bill will be debated by MPs in the House of Commons for the first time in the coming weeks.

 

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