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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Peer and former Paralympian: RCP consultation on assisted suicide is ‘a travesty’

23rd Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

Baroness Grey-Thompson spoke out against the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) decision to move to a neutral position on assisted suicide before launching a consultation, warning that it was a ‘travesty of a consultation and… it risks bringing the co

Care in Northern Ireland team with a billboard

Tim Martin: All human beings are fearfully and wonderfully made

23rd Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

Tim Martin, Director of CARE in NI, speaks to Paul Hammond at UCB on the new campaign that CARE in NI have launched that celebrates the value of all human life.

Bookies follow Ladbrokes lead to slash FOBTs stake in NI

23rd Jan 2019
James Mildred

Paddy Power, William Hill and Coral will slash the maximum stake on highly addictive Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in Northern Ireland, according to recent correspondence between a Belfast Councillor and the Association of British Bookmakers.

Woman looking to her right

BBC investigation highlights trafficking victims getting ‘stuck in limbo’ waiting for assessment

22nd Jan 2019
Louise Gleich

A BBC Radio 4 investigation has highlighted the long delays facing many victims of modern slavery and human trafficking as they wait for government officials to confirm their status.

voyeurs or makers

Moaning About or Making a Good Society?

21st Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

Everyone’s bodies jerk in tandem, ducking and swerving as the train transports hundreds of people at a time.

Fresh blow for Named Person scheme

18th Jan 2019
James Mildred

The Scottish Government’s much criticised named person scheme has been dealt a fresh blow after an independent panel set up to provide a Code of Practice on information sharing admitted it was struggling to do so.

Home Affairs Select Committee session

Legal experts call for greater support for victims

18th Jan 2019
Louise Gleich

The Home Affairs Committee of MPs heard evidence from lawyers, prosecutors and police representatives this week highlighting the challenges in supporting victims in the criminal justice system. Sustained support

Man gambling

Peers urge Government to act on gambling-related harms

17th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

This week in the House of Lords two peers used Oral Questions to push the Government to question what measures they were taking to tackle gambling-related harm in the UK. Prevalence of child problem gamblers in the UK

child with its mum

New study reveals the damaging effect of divorce on children’s mental health

17th Jan 2019
James Mildred

A study from researchers at University College London has revealed the damaging impact that divorce has on children’s mental health.

Two adults walking with a child in between them all holding hands

MPs debate UK’s anti-family tax system

17th Jan 2019
James Mildred

On Wednesday 16 January, MPs debated the ways in which the current tax system in the UK discriminates against families during a debate in Westminster Hall. Making Work Pay report published

Assisted Suicide dominoes

CARE shares concerns over new assisted suicide vote

17th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

The RCP is to poll its 35,000 members and fellows next month on whether or not there should be a change in the law to permit assisted suicide. It will also ask its members whether they would personally take part in an assisted suicide.

doctor and patient

Why the Royal College of Physicians should retain their opposition to assisted suicide

17th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is to poll its 35,000 members and fellows next month on whether or not there should be a change in the law to permit assisted suicide.

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