A new, updated edition of the Equal Treatment Bench Book by the Judicial College was published in February 2018. Continue reading “Courts and Tribunals Judiciary: Equal Treatment Bench Book”
‘Relationship breakdown is the largest single trigger of rough sleeping, leading to 42% of male rough sleeping’.
This is according to the February 2018 briefing paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper provides background information on the problem of rough sleeping in England, and outlines Government policy on this issue.
The paper finds:
The most recent statistics published on 25 January 2018 recorded a 169% increase in the number of people sleeping rough in England since 2010
Among women, 35% slept rough after leaving home to escape domestic violence
Rough sleeping is at its most severe in London.
Read the full report (pdf).
The House of Commons Library have published an overview of the Public Sector Equality Duty, contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, and Equality Impact Assessments.
There is a chronic national shortage of Gypsy and Traveller sites in England, says a December 2017 briefing (pdf) from Friends, Families and Travellers.
The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing on the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19.
Liberty, Amnesty International UK, the Public Law Project and JUSTICE have issued a joint briefing on the rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”
The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.
In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
Concerns have been raised about sexual harassment in all stages of education.
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has called for a “wholesale shift in the scale of ambition across Government and the NHS on children’s mental health care.”