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Digital IDs proposed to protect the young

14th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

The Government has announced that one of the plans they are developing to prevent teenagers from accessing pornography online is to issue them with a ‘digital passport’.

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Govt climb-down over FOBT stake reduction delay

14th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that the stake cut on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) would now happen by April 2019.

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Govt U-turn on FOBTs leaves out NI

14th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that the stake cut on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) would now happen by April 2019.

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Welsh Govt consultation on providing abortion for NI women branded a complete sham

13th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Public policy charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) - which works in both Wales and Northern Ireland -  today slammed the Welsh Government’s public consultation on offering Northern Ireland women abortions as a complete sham, after i

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Govt facing potential defeat over FOBT stake cut delay

13th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

The Government is facing a bruising defeat in the House of Commons next week after Labour MPs, SNPs MPs, Conservative rebels and the DUP signed up to force the Government to accelerate a planned cut to the maximum stake on FOBTs.

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Damning Report shows DFID programmes favoured abortion over maternal health

12th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

In August the Prime Minister announced the Government will be increasing its funding for ‘family planning services’ in Africa and Asia, pledging £200 million to the Department for International Development (DFID) for the creation of the Women’s Integ

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FOBT stake cut delay informed by discredited report

12th Nov 2018
James Mildred

The controversial decision to delay implementing the planned reduction in the maximum stake on FOBTs was influenced by a widely discredited report, according to a story in the Guardian today. 

BBC drama highlights reality of modern slavery in the UK

9th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

The grim reality of trafficking for sexual exploitation was shown in the powerful drama ‘Doing Money’ broadcast on BBC 2 this week.

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Support for child victims of trafficking on “cliff edge”

9th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

This week the Home Affairs Select Committee continued its inquiry on modern slavery, hearing from experts who highlighted startling gaps in support for child victims of trafficking.

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New gambling exclusion tool is changing people's lives

9th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

GamStop, the UK-wide self-exclusion scheme that allows users to block access to all licensed gambling sites has seen 38,000 players register for the solution since it went live in April. This is before the product has been officially launched!

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CARE speaks out on FOBTs delay

8th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

After the Government’s announcement in the Budget that the Treasury would be delaying the cut to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) until next year, there was immediate backlash from MPs from all parties and Sports Minister MP Tracey Crouch resigne

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Opt-out organ donation is just a placebo

6th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Today CARE for Scotland Parliamentary Officer, Dr Gordon Macdonald gave evidence to the Health and Sports Committee on why the Government’s proposals to change to an opt-out system for organ donation is just an expensive distraction. 

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