Serious assaults in prison ‘at highest level for ten years’ – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in assault, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘Serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reached their highest level for at least ten years, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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Most racial discrimination investigations into police officers result in no action – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2015 in news, police, race discrimination, statistics by sally

‘Eight in 10 investigations into alleged racial discrimination by police officers result in no further action being taken, figures released by a watchdog show today.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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UK broke law in fewer than 1% of European human rights cases in 2014 – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in delay, human rights, news, statistics by sally

‘The United Kingdom was found to have acted unlawfully in fewer than one per cent of the cases lodged against it last year at the European court of human rights (ECHR), it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2015

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High court upholds legal aid rules in domestic violence cases – The Guardian

‘Government regulations on access to legal aid for victims of domestic violence have been upheld by the high court.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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‘Clare’s Law’ saves 1,300 women from violent partners in first year – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, murder, news, statistics, women by sally

‘A groundbreaking scheme that allows women to discover if their partner has a history of violence has been hailed a success after figures showed that more than 1,300 such warnings have been issued in less than a year.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2015

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Number of rapes recorded by police in England and Wales leaps 31% in a year – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rapes recorded by the police in England and Wales has risen by 31% in the past year to 24,043 – the highest level for at least 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Prison suicide rate at highest level since 2007, figures show – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘Prison suicides in England and Wales have risen to the highest level for seven years with 82 prisoners taking their own lives last year, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Theresa May’s new FGM reporting rules ‘will stop families seeking help’ – The Guardian

‘Plans by the home secretary, Theresa May, to force health professionals to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police are unlikely to lower the extent of abuse and risk dissuading families from seeking medical help, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2015

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Pledge to end locking up mentally ill in police cells – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2015 in detention, hospitals, mental health, news, police, quality assurance, statistics by tracey

‘Authorities in England have pledged to bring an end to the practice of detaining people with mental health problems in police cells. The NHS, councils and police are now set to come up with plans for how they will achieve this, the government said.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2015

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Disabled tenants to challenge bedroom tax in supreme court – The Guardian

‘A legal case to be heard at the supreme court will decide whether the government’s housing benefit regulations – the bedroom tax – discriminates unfairly against disabled adults. The ruling could have consequences for hundreds of thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2015

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Immigrant children still being detained, figures show – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2015 in children, detention, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘More than 600 children, the majority under 12 years old, have been put in detention under immigration rules in the four years since the Government claimed to have ended the controversial practice.’

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The Independent, 8th January 2015

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Thousands detained under controversial immigration powers – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2015 in detention, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘Newly released Home Office figures show that 3,378 people have been detained under divisive immigration laws – including some held for years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2015

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Killer drivers will be kept off the roads in new crackdown – Daily Telegraph

‘Mike Penning, the Justice Minister, tells The Telegraph he will change the law before Easter to close a loophole that allows killer drivers to get back behind the wheel as soon as they leave prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2015

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Prisoners’ mobile phones to be cut off under new law – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 5th, 2015 in bills, confiscation, enforcement, news, prisons, statistics, telecommunications by sally

‘Mobile phone companies will be forced to cut off signals to handsets being used by inmates in prisons, under planned new laws.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2015

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Lawyers prepare for ‘Divorce Day’ as Christmas holidays take their toll – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2015 in divorce, news, statistics by sally

‘Legal firms are bracing themselves for ‘Divorce Monday’ when they typically see a surge in queries from spouses planning to break up after limping through the Christmas holidays.’

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The Independent, 3rd January 2015

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Mentally ill teenagers will no longer be held in police cells – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2014 in complaints, detention, mental health, news, police, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘Mentally ill teenagers will no longer be taken to police stations and detained in cells under reforms to be announced by the home secretary, Theresa May, this week.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2014

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DWP urged to publish inquiries on benefit claimant suicides – The Guardian

‘The Department for Work and Pensions has been urged by mental health and disability charities to publish its secret investigations into suicides that may have some link to benefit changes, following revelations that it has carried out internal reviews into 60 such cases.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2014

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Prison numbers could push 100,000 by end of decade – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2014 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, sexual offences, statistics, violent offenders by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, defends revised figures showing an expected surge in the number behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2014

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Errors, damn errors, and statistics: Ajilore v Hackney LBC – NearlyLegal

Posted November 18th, 2014 in appeals, homelessness, housing, local government, mental health, news, statistics, suicide by sally

‘With the Supreme Court set to look at priority need this December, Ajilore v Hackney [2014] EWCA Civ 1273 may prove to be a brief footnote in the evolution of the bloated Pereira test. But, at least for the next four weeks, it tells us something about the construction of the “ordinary homeless person” against which, post Johnson v Solihull [2013] EWCA Civ 752, applicants for homeless assistance are assessed.’

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NearlyLegal, 16th November 2014

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SRA takes 550 days from first report to refer solicitors to disciplinary tribunal – Legal Futures

‘The time taken between serious misconduct being reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a referral to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) is 550 days, the regulator has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 18th November 2014

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