Domestic Violence

More involvement and coordination from Police to assist either than man or woman to leave a violent or assist relationship or help with making it more commonly aware of who can be contacted in terms of helping a person leave if the Police have never been involved in any actual incidents.  If police are involved only a leaflet provided with a list of contact details of organisations that can help but it's not always convenient to use this information if the individual wanting to leave this situation to use without help.

Why is this idea important?

More involvement and coordination from Police to assist either than man or woman to leave a violent or assist relationship or help with making it more commonly aware of who can be contacted in terms of helping a person leave if the Police have never been involved in any actual incidents.  If police are involved only a leaflet provided with a list of contact details of organisations that can help but it's not always convenient to use this information if the individual wanting to leave this situation to use without help.

Childcare benefits for Grandparents who are able to help

I would like to see Grandparents recognised in some way who help parents with Child Care on a full or part time basis and be helped to be able to take the Grandchildren on days out, plus gain in some way towards their shopping as they would be expected to feed the grandchildren too whilst they're are looking after their grandchildren in order for the parents to be able to afford to go back to work.  I understand that there are tax credits or child care voucher schemes but as these only cover part of the cost of a full week in a children's nursery , child minder or child care system, some people may have to enlist the help of their parents in order to go back to work full time because of the finacial costs of child care.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see Grandparents recognised in some way who help parents with Child Care on a full or part time basis and be helped to be able to take the Grandchildren on days out, plus gain in some way towards their shopping as they would be expected to feed the grandchildren too whilst they're are looking after their grandchildren in order for the parents to be able to afford to go back to work.  I understand that there are tax credits or child care voucher schemes but as these only cover part of the cost of a full week in a children's nursery , child minder or child care system, some people may have to enlist the help of their parents in order to go back to work full time because of the finacial costs of child care.