Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing: The future of legal aid

‘There is evidence that LASPO (the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) has limited access to redress for breaches of human rights and for discrimination claims.’

This is from a November 2018 briefing (Word) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of changes to civil legal aid under LASPO.

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The Children’s Commissioner briefing: Children’s Mental Healthcare in England

Analysis shows local areas spend an average of 6% of their mental health budget on children, despite children making up around 20% of the population.

This is according to the October 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health treatment.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing paper: Following Grenfell – The Right to Adequate and Safe Housing

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The fact that people with limited mobility were living high up in Grenfell Tower and faced greater difficulties escaping the fire raises important questions about discrimination against certain groups and accessibility standards.

This is from the September 2018 briefing report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC),  which explains the human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.

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House of Commons Library research briefing: NEET – Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training

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783,000 people aged 16-24 were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the second quarter of 2018. This corresponds to 11.2% of all people in this age group.

This is according to an August 2018 House of Commons Library research briefing on young NEET people .

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