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The Scottish Government today announced its programme for Government, entitled ‘Prosperity, Fairness and Equality for Scotland’. As part of this intended legislative agenda, the Government said it planned to introduce a Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill. CARE for Scotland have welcomed this news: CARE for Scotland Policy Officer Gordon Macdonald said:  “We welcome the announcement […]

PRESS RELEASE Social policy charity CARE welcomes historic Northern Ireland Assembly votes to criminalise paying for sex by 81 votes to 10 and to introduce statutory child trafficking guardians late on Monday night and early Tuesday morning. These votes took place during the Consideration Stage debate on Lord Morrow’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill which […]

Overwhelming public support – particularly among women (82%) – for Swedish approach to paying for sex in NI Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill Today the Christian social policy charity CARE publishes new polling data demonstrating extensive public support for criminalising the purchase of sexual services in Northern Ireland. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill, which […]

A Labour tax system should recognise family responsibility Social policy charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) has expressed disappointment at Ed Balls’ announcement in his speech to conference that, if elected, Labour intend to scrap the Government’s transferable allowance provisions for married couples. Nola Leach, Chief Executive, said: “It is very concerning and surprising […]

New data compiled by the social policy charity CARE and published today reveals that there are 312 active betting shop licences in Northern Ireland with the majority of shops clustered in areas which are ranked highest in the deprivation index. The research found that 36.54% of betting shops were in the 10% most deprived council […]

Fewer than one in five (18 per cent) back the creation of three parent children via genetic modification, according to a major new poll from ComRes. The poll is being published ahead of a debate in Parliament later today. The poll, commissioned by CARE found that support for changing the law had declined dramatically in […]

Cameron: “we will help people come together and stay together” CARE warmly welcomes the comments of David Cameron this morning that new policies will be examined for their impact on the family, with policies that fail to support family life not being allowed to proceed. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, the Prime Minister said: […]

The Christian charity CARE publishes new polling today demonstrating that those who support assisted suicide in principle switch to opposition when presented with the reality of assisted suicide in practice. CARE’s Chief Executive, Nola Leach, commented on the findings:  “We can see how support for assisted suicide changes as soon the realities of what it […]

The Christian charity CARE publishes new polling today demonstrating that those who support assisted suicide in principle switch to opposition when presented with the reality of assisted suicide in practice. The polling shows that the level of support for assisted suicide rapidly dwindles from 73% to 43% overall when evidence is offered about the nature […]

Today the fourth Online Safety Bill proposed by Baroness Howe has been published in her determined bid, supported by the charity CARE, to ensure children have proper protection online, especially from explicit video sites. Following a report by ATVOD (The Authority for Television on Demand) highlighting the disturbingly high level of exposure of children to […]