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Home Secretary promises to improve trafficking victims’ access to support

13th Apr 2017
Louise Gleich

CARE welcomes the statement made today by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, that the Government will take action to improve the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) through which victims of human trafficking are able to receive support.

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France: Over 900 people arrested for buying sex in first year of new law

13th Apr 2017
Louise Gleich

On 13 April 2016, France introduced a law making it an offence to pay for sexual services.  One year on, leading charities report that 937 individuals have been arrested for the offence with most admitting their guilt and being fined.

SNP Vote in Favour of Criminalising the Purchase of Sex

17th Mar 2017
Rachael Adams

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.

Westminster Houses of Parliament

Abortion Decriminalisation Bill Does Not Carry Any Weight in the Court of Public Opinion or in Current Law

13th Mar 2017
Rachael Adams

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. 

Scottish Parliament

Named Person Scheme must be Responsive to Parents Needs

7th Mar 2017
Rachael Adams

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

3rd Mar 2017
Chris Buttenshaw

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

28th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

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.

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Concern for victims of trafficking raised in debate on homelessness bill

24th Feb 2017
Louise Gleich

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

24th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

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’

16th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

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

15th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

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

15th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

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.

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