Bishop of Ely asks Government about support for adults with learning disabilities

On 25th July 2019 Baroness Wheeler asked the Government “what assessment they have made of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Budget Survey 2019 on the state of adult social care”. The Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway, asked a follow-up question: The Lord Bishop of Ely: My Lords, we have heard, properly, about the … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks Government about support for adults with learning disabilities”

Bishop of Ely asks Government to consult children about problem of bullying

On 22nd July 2019 Baroness Bull  asked the Government “what assessment they have made of the impact of weight- and shape-related bullying, criticism and teasing on long-term mental health”. The Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway, asked a follow-up question: The Lord Bishop of Ely: My Lords, the Children’s Society has done quite a … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks Government to consult children about problem of bullying”

Bishop of Ely highlights needs of those with disabilities in reporting abuse

On 17th June 2019 Baroness Hussein-Ece asked the Government “what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the support received by people with a disability when they report any form of abuse to appropriate authorities”. The Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway, asked a follow-up question: The Lord Bishop of Ely: My Lords, … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely highlights needs of those with disabilities in reporting abuse”

Bishop of Ely asks Government about gaming addiction among young people

On 23rd May 2019  Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe ask the Government “what plans they have to sponsor research into the benefits of gaming for children’s mental health and wellbeing.” The Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway, asked a follow-up question: The Lord Bishop of Ely: My Lords, there has been much conversation already about … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks Government about gaming addiction among young people”

Bishop of Ely asks Government about special educational needs provision

On 26th March 2019 Lord Addington asked the Government “what is the average time without appropriate special educational needs support spent by students who have successfully appealed a decision to have an education, health and care plan.” The Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway, asked a follow-up question: The Lord Bishop of Ely: My … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks Government about special educational needs provision”

Bishop of Ely asks Government about racist incidents in schools

On 18th February 2019 Baroness Chakrabarti asked the Government “what progress has been made in meeting the recommendation of the Report of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, published in February 1999, that schools record all racist incidents and that the numbers of racist incidents are published annually on a school by school basis.” The Bishop of Ely, … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks Government about racist incidents in schools”

Bishop of Ely asks Government about teacher recruitment in rural areas

On the 29th January 2019, Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely responded to a Government Statement on teacher recruitment. The Lord Bishop of Ely: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his Statement and for this way forward. First, he knows that the Church of England runs many small rural schools, and … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks Government about teacher recruitment in rural areas”

Bishop of Ely asks about school exclusions and education of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

On 16th January 2019 the Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway received three written answers to questions, on school exclusions and the education of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: The Lord Bishop of Ely:  (i) To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following their Race Disparity Audits, what steps they are taking to ensure that educational institutions improve … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks about school exclusions and education of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers”

Bishop of Ely asks Government about impact of citizenship fees on children’s welfare

On 23rd October 2018 Baroness Lister of Burtersett asked Her Majesty’s Government ‘what assessment they have made of the impact on children of the £1,012 fee to apply to register their entitlement to British citizenship.’ The Bishop of Ely, Rt Revd Stephen Conway asked a follow up question: The Lord Bishop of Ely: My Lords, has the … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely asks Government about impact of citizenship fees on children’s welfare”

Bishop of Ely calls for opportunity for all to prosper in careers education debate.

On the 6th September 2018 the House of Lords debated ‘the case for high-quality careers education and advice to be available to all students’. The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely, spoke in the debate about the need for ‘the fullest possible rolling out’ of the Government’s careers strategy. The Lord Bishop of Ely: … Continue reading “Bishop of Ely calls for opportunity for all to prosper in careers education debate.”