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Abortion Decriminalisation Bill Does Not Carry Any Weight in the Court of Public Opinion or in Current Law

13th Mar 2017
Rachael Adams

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. 

Government seeks to overhaul law on SRE

3rd Mar 2017
Chris Buttenshaw

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

safer internet day

Nola Leach: Digital Economy Bill is the Best Bet for a Safer Internet

7th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

Digital Economy Bill is the Best Bet for a Safer Internet by Nola Leach, CEO for CARE

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Significant failings in Border Force action on human trafficking

3rd Feb 2017
Louise Gleich

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.

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Trafficked asylum seekers are being housed in unsuitable accommodation

31st Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

A parliamentary report about accommodation services for asylum seekers has highlighted key problems in the provision of housing especially in meeting the needs of vulnerable people like victims of trafficking.

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Homeless people at risk of modern day slavery – new report

26th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

Research published today by leading homelessness charity The Passage, at the request of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, has highlighted the vulnerability of homeless people to trafficking and exploitation.

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland

Anti-Slavery Commissioner calls on Government to reform process for identifying and supporting victims

24th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

CARE warmly welcomes recent comments from Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner describing the process through which victims of human trafficking are identified and supported as “cumbersome” saying “the time has come for a

House of Lords Chamber

“Parliament has expressed its views” on assisted suicide says Minister

20th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

In the House of Lords this week, Baroness Meacher asked the Government if it had plans to legalise assisted suicide.  In doing so Lady Meacher highlighted the case of Noel Conway, who is challenging the current law in the high court.

Launch of Both Lives Matter: This is Compassion and Justice in Action

19th Jan 2017
Rachael Adams

I can speak for everyone involved in the Both Lives Matter event yesterday in giving our sincere thanks to everyone who came along - we had a brilliant time!

Taxation of Families Report

New tax research published – UK falling behind in response to struggling families

18th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

Today CARE has published new research into how the tax system responds to families and compares the UK system with that of other industrialised countries.

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