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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disability Rights UK are consulting on on what the disability rights sector can seek from a post-Brexit UK.
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.
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”