The Public Accounts Committee launched an inquiry into mental health in prison in October 2017. A report (pdf)was published in December 2017. Continue reading “Public Accounts Committee inquiry and report: Mental Health in Prisons”
The number of children living in relative poverty in the UK (after housing costs) has increased to 4 million in 2015/16.
This is from a December 2017 report from the Children’s Rights Alliance for England. This report assesses how well the Government is meeting its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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 International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has published the ninth report in its World Migration series: World Migration Report 2018 (pdf). Continue reading “International Organisation for Migration: World Migration Report 2018”
‘Sexism in schools is endemic – but it is not inevitable’, finds a December 2017 report (pdf) from UK Feminista and the National Education Union (NEU).
Consistent and ongoing action is required from schools, Government and education bodies to tackle it.
‘Britain is the home of human rights’ – but Conservative voters and politicians are often seen as skeptical of our human rights framework.
This is according to a report from the independent think tank Bright Blue. Published in December 2017, Individual Identity (pdf) explores how Conservatives think about human rights and discrimination. Continue reading “Bright Blue report: Individual Identity – Understanding how Conservatives Think about Human Rights and Discrimination”
The withdrawal of the European Social Fund (ESF), without a replacement programme in place, would have a serious impact on the support some of the most disadvantaged communities receive.
This is from a November 2017 paper (pdf) from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).
For people aged 46 – 65, those in the highest 20% income bracket have a household income about three times greater than the bottom 20%. For people aged 66 – 85, the difference is more than double.
This is found by a December 2017 report from the Centre for Ageing Better: Inequalities in Later Life (pdf).
The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published the results of its second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey in December 2017.
The report follows up and expands on FRA’s first major EU-wide survey on minorities’ and migrants’ experiences. The survey focuses on discrimination across the EU’s 27 member states and if there has been progress since the first survey in 2008.
Post-16 education and training providers need to offer greater levels of support to returning students, in particular young mothers.
This is one of the recommendations from the November 2017 Young Women’s report (pdf) which exposes the extent to which many young women who are out of work are isolated, with limited support networks, and struggling to get by financially.