Public Affairs News
SNP Vote in Favour of Criminalising the Purchase of Sex
CARE for Scotland welcomes the move today by the SNP to endorse the Nordic approach to prostitution by criminalising the purchase of sex. The motion was proposed by Ash Denham MSP and seconded by Fiona Broadfoot.
Abortion Decriminalisation Bill Does Not Carry Any Weight in the Court of Public Opinion or in Current Law
Today, Diana Johnson MP tabled a Ten Minute Rule Bill which called for the full decriminalisation of abortion across England and Wales. MP’s were very much divided on the issue and the Bill was narrowly passed by 172 to 142.
Named Person Scheme must be Responsive to Parents Needs
Today, John Swinney addressed parliament about plans to reintroduce the Named Person Scheme after taking into consideration the Supreme Court’s ruling that the scheme was not compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Government seeks to overhaul law on SRE
On Wednesday, the Government announced that it will amend the Children and Social Work Bill to make changes to the law on sex and relationships education in England which will erode, and some ways undermine, the role of parents. The amendment will b
Over 100,000 Christians expected to be involved in 17:21 to showcase unity between Christian’s across UK
With over 100,000 Christians expected to be involved, 17:21 promises to be an exciting initiative that will spread unity between different churches and Christian groups across the UK.
Concern for victims of trafficking raised in debate on homelessness bill
During a debate on the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the House of Lords today Baroness Butler-Sloss highlighted the plight of victims of trafficking who end up on the streets at the end of the 45 day period of support in a safe house through the Nat
New Research indicates Scotland should act on Prostitution
Research published today by the Scottish Government highlights the harm that prostitution causes and recognises that Sweden has had significant success in tackling prostitution by criminalising the purchase of sex.
Mark Baillie speaks to Belfast Newsletter: ‘Others must follow NI lead on sex laws’
Mark Baillie, CARE's Northern Ireland Policy Officer spoke to the Belfast Newsletter about how the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Irelands' lead in passing a bill to make it illegal for people to pay for sex and how this will have a crucia
Scotland Could Become ‘Sex-Tourism’ Destination
In a landmark decision, the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Ireland’s example by passing a law that criminalises the purchase of sex.
NI Legislation Leads the Way in Fighting Human Trafficking
ROI passes law criminalising purchase of sex, heavily influenced by NI laws last night In a landmark decision, the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Ireland’s example by passing a law which criminalises the purchase of sex.
Mark Baillie in the Belfast Telegraph speaking about Abortion and NI Election
Mark Baillie, CARE for Northern Ireland's Policy Officer wrote a letter to The Belfast Telegraph urging voters to consider candidate's and parties' stances on abortion before casting their vote in the Northern Ireland Election in March. Mark wrote:
Tim Houston talks to UCB about Engage17 and How to Get Involved in the Upcoming Elections
Tim Houston, CARE's Churches and Development Officer in Northern Ireland spoke to UCB about Engage17 - a key resource that helps voters and churches to engage with the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections happening on March 2nd.