Infected blood scandal victims in line to get £100,000 – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Payments of £100,000 will be made to victims of the contaminated blood scandal, the government is expected to announce this week.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2022

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Charity Commission opens compliance case into donor to the Prince’s Trust – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2022 in charities, Charity Commission, loans, news, royal family by tracey

‘The Charity Commission has opened a compliance case into one of the key donors to Prince Charles’s charity after it emerged it had been funded by unsecured loans.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2022

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Sizewell C nuclear plant approval faces legal challenge – The Guardian

‘Campaigners have begun a legal challenge against the government’s decision to give the Sizewell C nuclear power station the go-ahead amid warnings that UK nuclear plants will be on the frontline of climate breakdown.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Child Q: Schoolgirl strip-search not isolated issue, police data suggests – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in children, news, police, race discrimination, school children, statistics by tracey

‘The strip-search of a black girl by police at school in east London was not an isolated case, England’s children’s commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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CPS sets out the law on street-based sexual harassment – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Street harassment such as cyber-flashing, up-skirting or the exposure of genitals in a public place are crimes which can and will be prosecuted the CPS has stressed, as new legal guidance is published today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th August 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ombudsman finds severe maladministration at housing association over failings in response to silverfish infestation – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has found severe maladministration at housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTVH) over its failings in responding to a silverfish infestation at a resident’s flat.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

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English courts increasingly grappling with complex crypto disputes – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 5th, 2022 in company directors, company law, cryptocurrencies, dispute resolution, news by tracey

‘The English courts have adapted quickly to increasingly complex disputes involving crypto assets, a legal expert has said, following a recent ruling in a dispute over the ownership of an account worth roughly £30 million.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th August 2022

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High Court judge issues ruling on fairness of age assessment procedure – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 5th, 2022 in asylum, children, immigration, local government, news, social services by tracey

‘The High Court has found against the London Borough of Brent in a case concerning the age of an asylum seeker even though Mr Justice Swift said the council’s conduct was “not an error of the most serious nature”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

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Holiday pay and pensions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Doug Mullen and Billy Richards consider the pensions implications of a recent Supreme Court holiday pay case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th August 2022

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Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An inmate who threw boiling water into the faces of a prison guard and a vulnerable fellow prisoner at HMP Wandsworth has today been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2022

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Greater Manchester Police: Probe into ex-officers over grooming inquiry closed – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in child abuse, children, inquiries, news, ombudsmen, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘An investigation into three ex-senior officers who led an inquiry into child sexual exploitation has been discontinued by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Warwickshire Police told to improve child protection services Published 2 hours ago – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘A police force has been told to improve its child protection services after inspectors found a third of cases were dealt with inadequately.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2022

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Tim Westwood: Independent barrister to review BBC’s handling of DJ allegations – The Independent

‘A prominent barrister has been appointed to lead an independent investigation into the BBC’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations against DJ Tim Westwood.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2022

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Asylum seekers in UK waiting more than six months for decision must be allowed to work, UN says – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2022 in asylum, delay, employment, forced labour, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘The government must allow the 70,000 asylum seekers waiting more than six months for a decision to work to stop them from being exploited and drawn into modern slavery, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2022

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Police racial bias played role in UK Covid fines regime, says report – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2022 in bias, coronavirus, equality, fines, news, police, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Bias in policing at least partly explains why minority ethnic people were more likely to receive fines for Covid breaches than their white counterparts, research says.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2022

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Home Office paid out £70m in compensation and legal costs last year – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2022 in asylum, compensation, costs, detention, government departments, immigration, news, victims by tracey

‘£25.1m was handed out to Windrush scandal victims and £12.7m to people wrongfully detained in immigration centres.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2022

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York hospital action plan after watchdog warning – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in hospitals, news, nurses, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Specialist nurses have been recruited at York and Scarborough hospitals to ensure patients are being fed properly. It is part of an action plan by the hospitals trust to address criticisms by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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BBC News, 5th August 2022

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Sussex PCs used baton and Taser on elderly man in wheelchair – BBC News

‘Gross misconduct notices have been served on two police officers who used a baton, a Taser and incapacitant spray on a man in a wheelchair.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Virginity Testing Is Made A Criminal Offence Across The UK – Each Other

Posted August 4th, 2022 in bills, child abuse, children, families, health, human rights, news, women by tracey

‘TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that this piece includes language and themes of child abuse, virginity testing and coercion that some may find triggering.

The government has made it illegal to carry out, offer or aid and abet virginity testing or hymenoplasty in any part of the UK under the Health and Care Act 2022. Virginity tests breach women’s and girls’ fundamental rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), including the right to be free from torture and inhuman treatment and the right to private and family life.’

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Each Other, 3rd August 2022

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New Guidance Will Help Modern Slavery Victims In Prison – Each Other

‘Victims of modern slavery are to receive better support in prison following a legal challenge which highlighted a lack of guidance for prison staff. The new guidance, to be issued later this year, will help prison staff support victims and potential victims of modern slavery who have been imprisoned under criminal powers.’

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Each Other, 4th August 2022

Source: eachother.org.uk