Committee for the Prevention of Torture report: UK detention practice

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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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British Humanist Association and Young Humanists guide: How to Navigate an Education System

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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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Shelter report: the Impact of Housing Problems on Mental Health

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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”

iCoCo Foundation, SchoolDash and The Challenge Study: Understanding School Segregation in England 2011 to 2016

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.