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Revealed: alarming lack of problem gambling data across NI

25th Jun 2019
James Mildred

There is an alarming lack of problem gambling data collected across most of Northern Ireland, CARE in Northern Ireland can reveal today.

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NI to miss out as bookies increase funding to tackle problem gambling

19th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Today it was revealed that some of the UK’s largest gambling firms will increase the amount they give to tackle problem gambling, but Northern Ireland is highly likely to miss out.

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First ever victim cleared of criminal convictions under NI’s human trafficking legislation

17th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Last Friday (14 June), a Vietnamese man became the first ever person to be cleared of criminal charges under NI’s landmark Human Trafficking legislation, successfully overturning a previous Home Office ruling.  

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Move to opt-out organ donation is a real risk

11th Jun 2019
James Mildred

MSPs are taking a real risk by voting in favour of a new opt-out organ donation system, CARE for Scotland said this evening.

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Record number of modern slavery cases involving children

22nd May 2019
James Mildred

The Police are currently investigating a record number of modern slavery cases involving children, according to a new report released today.

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Women and Equalities Committee report on abortion in NI undermines devolution

25th Apr 2019
James Mildred

The Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) Report on abortion law in Northern Ireland makes recommendations that will undermine devolution, public policy charity CARE has warned today.

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Govt ignoring public views over divorce law changes

9th Apr 2019
James Mildred

The Government is wilfully ignoring public opposition to its controversial changes to divorce law across England and Wales, according to social policy charity CARE. 

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New divorce proposals undermine marriage

9th Apr 2019
James Mildred

The Government’s proposals to radically change divorce law in England and Wales will completely undermine marriage, social policy charity CARE warned today.

Northern Ireland misses out as stake is slashed on GB betting machines

1st Apr 2019
James Mildred

The much-anticipated cut to the maximum stake on highly additive betting machines comes into force across Great Britain today (1 April), but Northern Ireland will miss out, leaving problem gamblers at risk.

New £2 limit on toxic betting machines finally comes into force

1st Apr 2019
James Mildred

The maximum stake on highly addictive fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to just £2 from today, as new regulations come into force.  

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Royal College to go 'neutral' on assisted suicide, despite strong opposition

21st Mar 2019
James Mildred

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will drop its historic opposition to assisted suicide, despite the fact only one in four doctors support the College going neutral.

Problem gamblers 15 times more likely to commit suicide

13th Mar 2019
James Mildred

People who have a gambling addiction are 15 times more likely to take their own lives, according to the largest ever study of its kind.