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Time to extend child trafficking advocates scheme

22nd Mar 2019
James Mildred

It’s time for the Government to extend the roll out of independent child trafficking advocates across the whole of England and Wales, a new report published this week has said.

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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.

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Big surge in modern slavery cases highlights importance of improving victim support

20th Mar 2019
James Mildred

The number of potential victims of modern slavery has risen again, this time to nearly 7,000, an 80% rise in just two years.

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Opt-out organ donation law receives Royal Assent

20th Mar 2019
James Mildred

By spring next year, adults across England will automatically become organ donors unless it can be shown that they would not want to donate, after a new law completed its Parliamentary journey.  

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Legalising assisted suicide would be a retrograde step, Times columnist warns

19th Mar 2019
James Mildred

Legalising assisted suicide would be a retrograde step, with far-reaching consequences beyond simply allowing suffering individuals the chance to end their own life, a Times columnist has warned.

Anti-slavery coalition urge PM: give victims more support

14th Mar 2019
James Mildred

Today, CARE joined with partner organisations in the Free for Good campaign and other anti-slavery groups to hand in petitions to the Home Office and No 10 Downing Street, asking the Government to back the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill.

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Govt to explore new technological solutions to help tackle online gambling harms

13th Mar 2019
Rachael Adams

Yesterday MPs from across the House came together to press the Government on what action they are taking to address online gambling related harms.

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France and Sweden announce new global policy urging countries to criminalise the purchase of sex

12th Mar 2019
Rachael Adams

France and Sweden have launched a new common strategy for combatting human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe and globally, which specifically calls on other countries to criminalise the purchase of sex.

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Family Test “not being applied successfully by government departments”

8th Mar 2019
Jonathan Williams

This week the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) published a review of the Family Test, five years on from its introduction by former Prime Minister David Cameron.

NI Minister re-affirms: abortion is a devolved matter

7th Mar 2019
James Mildred

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, yesterday re-affirmed the UK Government's view that abortion law in Northern Ireland is a matter for the people of Northern Ireland to decide.