Children’s Rights Alliance for England report: State of Children’s Rights in England 2017

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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.

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Bright Blue report: Individual Identity – Understanding how Conservatives Think about Human Rights and Discrimination

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‘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”

NCVO and ERSA paper: Future Employment and Skills Training for Disadvantaged Groups – a Successor to the European Social Fund

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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).

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European Agency for Fundamental Rights survey: European Union Minorities and Discrimination

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.

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Young Women’s Trust final report: Young, Female and Forgotten?

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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.

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