New survey on violence against women

‘A new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) presents results from the world’s biggest-ever survey on violence against women, revealing the extent of abuse suffered by women at home, work, in public and online. As well as demonstrating the wide prevalence of violence against adult women, the report also details incidents of physical and sexual violence experienced by women in childhood.’ [taken from the website].  View more information and the results of the report at http://fra.europa.eu/en/press-release/2014/violence-against-women-every-day-and-everywhere.

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Disabled children are more likely to be born into disadvantage, new research suggests

Research is being carried out by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), the National Children’s Bureau, and the Council for Disable Children.  More information is available on the CLS website.

Home Office action plan to end violence against women and girls

The Home Office has written an updated report which sets out its  plans to end violence against women and girls. This updates the report from 2012. The report is available on the Home Office website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ending-violence-against-women-and-girls-action-plan-2013

Improving the lives of people with mental illness – Royal College of Psychiatrists Occasional Paper

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a report in its Occasional Paper series (no.88) called “Whole-person care: from rhetoric to reality – Achieving parity between mental and physical health”.  Additional information and a link to the pdf are available at http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/usefulresources/publications/collegereports/op/op88.aspx

 

Improving the health of the nation infographics

The King’s Fund has produced a set of slides which highlight “some of the most striking statistics in public health, health inequalities and mental health and how these are changing over time” [taken from the website].  These can be downloaded from the King’s Fund website at http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/time-to-think-differently/audio-video/improving-health-nation-infographics

Delays to be reduced in family courts

The Ministry of Justice has outlined plans to ensure child care cases are dealt with more quickly and effectively in family courts.  Details are outlined at http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/features/reducing-delays-in-family-courts

More training to identify and support victims of human trafficking

The Home Office has announced that youth workers and social workers are among those professionals who will soon benefit from training to identify and help victims of human trafficking.View the news release on the Home Office website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/training-human-trafficking