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Online porn age-verification scheme still not ready

28th Mar 2019
James Mildred

The new age-verification scheme on commercial pornographic websites is still not ready, the Government has admitted. It had been reported that the scheme would come into force on 1 April this year, but that no longer appears to be the case.

MPs vote through sex-ed regulations despite concerns raised

28th Mar 2019
Jonathan Williams

MPs have voted through regulations that will require relationships education to be taught at primary school and relationships and sex education to be taught at secondary school across England, by 538 votes to 21. Some positive elements

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Government stall at providing modern slavery victims with greater support

28th Mar 2019
James Mildred

MPs from across the House used a Westminster Hall debate to push for further support in law for victims of modern slavery. Tabled by the Rt Hon.

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Police response to modern slavery victims obstructing prosecution of traffickers

25th Mar 2019
Rachael Adams

“The officer said they wanted to see someone shackled to the wall, not someone who could’ve opened a door and left.” – Hestia keyworker.

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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.