14 million people live in poverty in the UK. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have mapped how risk factors for poverty vary across Britain; including out of work benefits, in work tax credits, low pay and low skill levels.
This interactive tool provides you with a constituency-level snapshot of where high levels of working age poverty are most likely to exist.
René Cassin have published a May 2017 briefing on human rights issues for our next Government (pdf). It includes five questions for local candidates to assess their commitment to human rights and social justice.
Continue reading “René Cassin manifesto: Five Questions to Ask Your Local Candidates”
The Legal Action group has launched a series of articles on using the common law to protect human rights. These articles are written by Angela Patrick, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, from May 2017.
Continue reading “Legal Action Group series: Something in common? Using the Common Law to Protect Human Rights”
The Human Trafficking Foundation have launched an inquiry into modern slavery and human trafficking – and more specifically, unaccompanied and separated minors in Europe. Submissions must be made by 25 May 2017.
Continue reading “Human Trafficking Foundation Call for Evidence: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking”
In April 2017, Age UK published a report (pdf) warning that the rising employment rate for older workers does not reflect how easy it is for them to stay in paid, secure work.
Continue reading “Age UK report: Behind the Headlines – why the employment rate does not tell the whole story about working longer”
Support services for women are under threat from an unprecedented level of public spending cuts, with many organisations losing staff, reducing services or closing altogether.
In May 2017, the Women’s Resource Centre published their analysis of the impact of austerity on women’s voluntary and community organisations (pdf) across the UK.
Continue reading “Women’s Resource Centre report: the Impact of Austerity Measures on Women’s Voluntary and Community Organisations”
The Children’s Commissioner for England published an April 2017 study (pdf) into children’s experiences of help-seeking and support after sexual abuse in a family environment.
Continue reading “Children’s Commissioner study: Making Noise, Children’s Voices for Positive Change after Sexual Abuse”
Two years ago, the previous Committee of Public Accounts reported on the Department of Health’s efforts to move people with a learning disability out of mental health hospitals and into the community. In April 2017, the acting Committee published a report (pdf) on current local support.
Continue reading “Committee of Public Accounts report: Local Support for People with a Learning Disability”
The Government estimates that there are between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK, originating from around the world and the UK itself.
Published in April 2017, this Work and Pensions Committee report (pdf) aims to develop stage two of the UK’s counter-slavery policy.
Continue reading “Work and Pensions Committee report and inquiry: Victims of Modern Slavery”
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published a report (pdf) on UK detention practice in April 2017.
The report reviewed the treatment of people in adult and youth prisons, police custody, and immigration detention; with a specific focus on in-patient adult psychiatry.
Continue reading “Committee for the Prevention of Torture report: UK detention practice”