Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

PRESS RELEASE: Kids Company closure - protecting the children and young people is vital, says local MP Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman MP calls on Camila Batmanghelidjh to give the London Borough of Southwark the information they need to help vulnerable children and young people affected by the closure of Kids Company.

Harriet Harman MP has today also written to the Cabinet Office to ask the Government to provide the necessary resources for Southwark Council to enable them to support these children and young people.

She thanks the staff of Southwark Council for their hard work in seeking to protect vulnerable children and young people from the impact of the closure of Kids Company.

 

Notes to editors:

 1. Kids Company was based in Camberwell and supported many of the children and young people in Harriet Harman’s constituency

 2. Full text of the letter to Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster:

 

Dear Oliver,

Re: Kids Company

Following the closure of Kids Company, Southwark Council has been undertaking a great deal of work to make sure that vulnerable children and young people do not suffer because of the closure.

As you know I am very concerned that Southwark Council has the resources it needs to be able to protect these children and young people.

I am writing now to ask what additional resources are being made available to Southwark Council.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Harriet Harman

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For further information contact Rachel Smethers on 0207 219 2057 or email harriet.harman.mp@parliament.uk

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