Public Affairs News
Concern for victims of trafficking raised in debate on homelessness bill
During a debate on the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the House of Lords today Baroness Butler-Sloss highlighted the plight of victims of trafficking who end up on the streets at the end of the 45 day period of support in a safe house through the Nat
Mark Baillie speaks to Belfast Newsletter: ‘Others must follow NI lead on sex laws’
Mark Baillie, CARE's Northern Ireland Policy Officer spoke to the Belfast Newsletter about how the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Irelands' lead in passing a bill to make it illegal for people to pay for sex and how this will have a crucia
Scotland Could Become ‘Sex-Tourism’ Destination
In a landmark decision, the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Ireland’s example by passing a law that criminalises the purchase of sex.
NI Legislation Leads the Way in Fighting Human Trafficking
ROI passes law criminalising purchase of sex, heavily influenced by NI laws last night In a landmark decision, the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Ireland’s example by passing a law which criminalises the purchase of sex.
Mark Baillie in the Belfast Telegraph speaking about Abortion and NI Election
Mark Baillie, CARE for Northern Ireland's Policy Officer wrote a letter to The Belfast Telegraph urging voters to consider candidate's and parties' stances on abortion before casting their vote in the Northern Ireland Election in March. Mark wrote:
Tim Houston talks to UCB about Engage17 and How to Get Involved in the Upcoming Elections
Tim Houston, CARE's Churches and Development Officer in Northern Ireland spoke to UCB about Engage17 - a key resource that helps voters and churches to engage with the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections happening on March 2nd.
Gordon Macdonald writes for The Scotsman on Proposals to Change the Organ Donation System in Scotland
Gordon Macdonald, CARE for Scotland's Parliamentary Officer penned an article for The Scotsman, focusing on why changing Scotland's current laws on organ donation to one of 'presumed consent' leads to ethical dilemmas.
New Website Equips Churches to Play a Central Role in NI Election
CARE has launched Engage17 – a new election website in response to the snap election called in Northern Ireland. This website is packed full of key resources which will help enable people to choose who to cast their vote for on Election Day.
Nola Leach: Digital Economy Bill is the Best Bet for a Safer Internet
Digital Economy Bill is the Best Bet for a Safer Internet by Nola Leach, CEO for CARE
Dan Boucher speaks to Premier about New Government Report Urging Action on FOBTs
After the final report from the All-Parliamentary Group on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) was published, CARE's Director of Parliamentary Affairs Dr Dan Boucher spoke to Premier, as the report makes a clear case for urgent government action.
Significant failings in Border Force action on human trafficking
A joint inquiry by the Chief Inspector of Borders and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has found a catalogue of poor performance by Border Force “may be failing potential victims” of human trafficking.