High Court grants legal challenge against NHS-Home Office deal to hand over patient data to immigration officials – The Independent

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in confidentiality, immigration, judicial review, medical records, news by tracey

‘The High Court has granted a legal challenge against a NHS-Home Office deal to hand over patient data to immigration officials. The challenge, put forward by Migrants Rights Net (MRN), a UK charity advocating for the rights of migrants, will now go to a full hearing.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2018

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Government should pay compensation to children sent abroad says sexual abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in child abuse, children, compensation, news by tracey

‘The Government faces paying thousands in compensation to child migrants who were sexually abused during an overseas settlement policy. Britain’s child migration programmes saw thousands, many in care or from poor backgrounds, sent to countries including Australia and New Zealand, partly to save money on care costs. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that successive UK governments, which played a “central role” in the policy, “failed to ensure that there were in place sufficient measures to protect children from sexual abuse”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2018

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Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences being released without supervision, report warns – The Independent

‘Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences are being released without any supervision because of a loophole in the law, a report has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said the public were not being protected by processes at the UK’s only military detention centre, which operates independently of the normal probation system.’

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The Independent, 1st March 2018

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