Public Affairs News
Home Secretary promises to improve trafficking victims’ access to support
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.
France: Over 900 people arrested for buying sex in first year of new law
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.
Abortion Decriminalisation Bill Does Not Carry Any Weight in the Court of Public Opinion or in Current Law
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
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
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
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.
Trafficked asylum seekers are being housed in unsuitable accommodation
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.
Homeless people at risk of modern day slavery – new report
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.
Anti-Slavery Commissioner calls on Government to reform process for identifying and supporting victims
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
“Parliament has expressed its views” on assisted suicide says Minister
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.