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Home Secretary promises to improve trafficking victims’ access to support
CARE welcomes the statement made today by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, that the Government will take action to improve the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) through which victims of human trafficking are able to receive support.
France: Over 900 people arrested for buying sex in first year of new law
On 13 April 2016, France introduced a law making it an offence to pay for sexual services. One year on, leading charities report that 937 individuals have been arrested for the offence with most admitting their guilt and being fined.
SNP Vote in Favour of Criminalising the Purchase of Sex
CARE for Scotland welcomes the move today by the SNP to endorse the Nordic approach to prostitution by criminalising the purchase of sex. The motion was proposed by Ash Denham MSP and seconded by Fiona Broadfoot.
Abortion Decriminalisation Bill Does Not Carry Any Weight in the Court of Public Opinion or in Current Law
Today, Diana Johnson MP tabled a Ten Minute Rule Bill which called for the full decriminalisation of abortion across England and Wales. MP’s were very much divided on the issue and the Bill was narrowly passed by 172 to 142.
Named Person Scheme must be Responsive to Parents Needs
Today, John Swinney addressed parliament about plans to reintroduce the Named Person Scheme after taking into consideration the Supreme Court’s ruling that the scheme was not compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Government seeks to overhaul law on SRE
On Wednesday, the Government announced that it will amend the Children and Social Work Bill to make changes to the law on sex and relationships education in England which will erode, and some ways undermine, the role of parents. The amendment will b