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.
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The King’s Fund published a report on the future of HIV services in England (pdf) in April 2017.
This report makes recommendations at local and national levels for planning and delivering HIV services on how best to develop those services over the next 5–10 years.
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The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime have created a victim’s experience survey for online hate crime. This May 2017 survey aims to improve understanding of where, when and how hate crime happens in London.
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The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Young Humanists published a comprehensive guide (pdf) for non-religious parents and young people in April 2017. It offers support and advice on how to navigate an education system subject to undue religious influence.
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Disability Rights UK are consulting on on what the disability rights sector can seek from a post-Brexit UK.
Continue reading “Disability Rights UK consultation: Manifesto on Brexit”
Shelter, in partnership with ComRes, published an April 2017 report (pdf) exploring the relationship between housing and mental health.
The report explores common mental health presentations of patients attending GP practices, the types of housing problems mentioned by patients to their GPs, and the possible associations that GPs suggested between housing and mental health. Continue reading “Shelter report: the Impact of Housing Problems on Mental Health”
Lord Bracadale has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to undertake an independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland.
Continue reading “Scottish Government consultation: Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation”
On 4 May 2017 the UK’s human rights record will be examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The UK’s overall human rights record was last reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2012, which resulted in 132 recommendations for improvement. Continue reading “Universal Periodic Review 2017 livestream – 4 May 2017”
The benefit sanctions system has come under increased scrutiny in recent years – particularly since the introduction of a new system of rules for the key unemployment benefit, jobseeker’s allowance, in October 2012. Continue reading “Gingerbread report: On the Rise”
There has been growing concern about school segregation over the last 15 years. Taking its definition of segregation from the Casey review, this April 2017 study (pdf) found:
- In 2016, 26% of primary schools and 40.6% of secondary schools were either ethnically segregated or potentially contributing to segregation in England
- In 2016, 29.6% of primary schools and 27.6% of secondary schools were segregated by socio-economic status, using FSM-eligibility as a proxy.