Department for Education report: Transgender Awareness in Child and Family Social Work

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Some evidence suggests childhood gender dysphoria remains poorly understood by social workers. Correspondingly some studies describe parents and children often find themselves having to educate the professionals around them.

This is from the May 2019 report (pdf) from the Department for Education on the adequacy and consistency of knowledge on gender variance in social work training and continuous professional development.

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House of Commons Library research briefing: Brexit – Parliament’s Role in Approving and Implementing Agreements with the European Union

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There is no domestic legal or constitutional requirement for a vote to be held in Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement before it is concluded by the UK and the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).

This is from the May 2018 research briefing from the House of Commons Library on the role of parliament in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

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Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information

The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.

This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out  plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them.  And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.

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Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration report: An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

Despite the Home Office’s recognition that integrating refugees in the long-term is as important as addressing immediate needs, there is an absence of a national integration strategy.

This is according to the May 2018 report on the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (pdf) by the Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration.

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