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Legislation proposed to increase support for victims of modern day slavery

27th Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

Yesterday in the House of Lords, a Bill was introduced which aims to improve the support available for adult victims of modern day slavery.

The Queen’s Speech – reading between the lines

23rd Jun 2017
Chris Buttenshaw

The Queen was in the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday to formally open the new session of Parliament.

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Prosecution for paying for sexual services brought forward in Northern Ireland

23rd Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

This week the Belfast Telegraph has reported that the first prosecution for paying for sexual services under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (on which CARE was privileged to advise Lord Morrow) has been brought in Northern Ireland. 

CARE for Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s revision of the Named Person scheme

21st Jun 2017
Rachael Adams

CARE for Scotland has given a cautious welcome to the Scottish Government’s revised Named Person scheme.

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Scotland doubles support for victims of trafficking

16th Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

Michael Matheson, Scotland's Justice Secretary, announced this week that the Scottish Government will be increasing the minimum period of support for adult victims of trafficking from 45 days to 90 days.  

Show Up Today with Faith for Tomorrow

8th Jun 2017
Rachael Adams

It’s General Election Day – as we head out to the polls today we can thank God that across the UK millions of citizens will have the privilege of participating in our democracy and exercising their right to vote.

CARE's CEO: We Can Reframe the Debate Around Abortion Now

6th Jun 2017
Rachael Adams

The recent polling conducted by Where Do They Stand could change the debate on abortion in the UK.

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Home Secretary promises to improve trafficking victims’ access to support

13th Apr 2017
Louise Gleich

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.

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France: Over 900 people arrested for buying sex in first year of new law

13th Apr 2017
Louise Gleich

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.

Westminster Houses of Parliament

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. 

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