Victims waiting years for justice as system operates at “unacceptable levels”, watchdogs say – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2022 in coronavirus, criminal justice, delay, news, reports, victims by tracey

‘Too many victims are waiting years for justice as the system operates at “unacceptable levels” following Covid restrictions, a report has found. A joint probe by the inspectorates for police, prosecutors, prisons and probation said the government had failed to fully mitigate risks it identified last year.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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Number of children in custody in England and Wales set to double by 2024 – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2022 in imprisonment, minorities, news, reports, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘The number of children in custody in England and Wales is expected to double by 2024, according to a report by Whitehall’s public spending watchdog, which also highlights that black and minority ethnic children are increasingly over-represented in the youth justice system.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2022

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Terrorism offenders ‘enjoy high status’ in prison, QC’s official report says – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2022 in hate crime, Islam, news, prisons, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Some terrorists in prison enjoy status and celebrity among their fellow inmates amid a culture of fear and violence in jails in England and Wales that is being exacerbated by staffing cuts, an official review has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2022

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Counter-terrorism measures in Online Safety Bill ‘muzzled and confused’, watchdog says – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2022 in bills, internet, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Counter-terrorism measures in the government’s Online Safety Bill could be “muzzled and confused”, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2022

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Children subject of deprivation of liberty applications spending “significant” amount of time in suboptimal placements, research highlights – Local Government Lawyer

‘It is evident that children who are the subject of applications to the Family Court to authorise a deprivation of liberty, are spending significant periods of time in “suboptimal” placements without the therapeutic support they need to make significant long-term improvements, according to a review of published judgments by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th April 2022

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Ombudsman calls for stronger regulation of managing agents – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 24th, 2022 in agency, housing, landlord & tenant, maladministration, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

‘A culture clash between a regulated and largely unregulated sector creates challenges for the social housing sector’s engagement with managing agents, according to new research from the Housing Ombudsman.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd March 2022

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Catholic boarding school has ‘serious failings’ over safeguarding – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, clergy, drug abuse, education, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘An Ofsted report into a leading Catholic boarding school has found its safeguarding of pupils was “inadequate”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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Inclusive Britain: government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities – gov.uk publications

Posted March 17th, 2022 in equality, minorities, reports by tracey

‘Inclusive Britain is the government’s response to the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.’

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gov.uk publications, 17th March 2022

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UK government to scrap ‘BAME’ in response to race inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2022 in education, equality, government departments, minorities, news, racism, reports by tracey

‘Response to Sewell inquiry also lays out plans for greater police scrutiny and a “model history curriculum.” ‘

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The Guardian, 16th March 2022

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Victims of crime wrongly arrested due to ‘huge gaps’ in language support with women hard hit – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2022 in crime, criminal justice, interpreters, news, reports, victims by tracey

‘Victims of crime who speak English as their second language have been unfairly arrested when seeking support from the police due to the criminal justice system’s “huge gaps” in language support, new research suggests.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2022

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Gender equality: More flexible working, less unconscious bias training – Legal Futures

Posted March 10th, 2022 in equality, legal profession, news, reports, women by tracey

‘The legal profession is “making progress” towards more equitable gender representation at a senior level, but there is plenty of scope for improvement, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 10th March 2022

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Private school downgraded by Ofsted for its approach to social justice issues – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in education, news, reports, standards by tracey

‘A leading London private school has been downgraded by Ofsted for placing more weight on teaching “social justice” than on learning “subject-specific knowledge and skills” while some pupils felt their views were “suppressed” in lessons.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2022

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Wedding laws are outdated and restrictive, new research suggests – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in diversity, Law Commission, marriage, news, reports by tracey

‘Wedding laws in England and Wales are outdated and restrictive, according to research from the University of Warwick and Exeter.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2022

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Police officers should work under ‘licence’ to restore trust – report for England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2022 in continuing professional development, licensing, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police officers should work under a licence that must be renewed every five years and be subject to strict conditions to boost confidence in policing, an independent review has recommended. The Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales, chaired by Sir Michael Barber and carried out by the Police Foundation thinktank, contains 56 recommendations urging radical reform to police culture, skills and training, and organisational structure.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2022

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Police review chief says ‘Betamax police’ stuck in the past – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in continuing professional development, crime, crime prevention, news, police, reports by tracey

‘A “crisis of confidence in policing” can only be put right through fundamental reform or risk the end of policing by consent, the head of a review of the police service will warn on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022

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Met Police told to ‘publicly commit’ to being anti-racist organisation after report uncovers racism, misogyny and harassment – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2022 in bullying, harassment, London, news, police, racism, reports by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police has been told to “publicly” commit to being an anti-racist organisation after a string of investigations uncovered evidence of bullying, racism and misogyny within its ranks.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2022

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Met Police seeks limits to Sue Gray No 10 parties report – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2022 in coronavirus, government departments, inquiries, news, parliament, police, reports by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has asked senior civil servant Sue Gray to make “minimal reference” to events they are investigating in her report.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2022

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Coroner’s report identifies ‘basic investigative failings’ in Stephen Port probe – The Independent

Posted January 27th, 2022 in inquests, murder, news, police, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Families of the four victims of serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a coroner’s report that identifies several areas of concern over the bungled investigations into their deaths.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2022

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One in six young barristers want to quit, regulator suggests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 27th, 2022 in barristers, news, reports, working time, young persons by sally

‘One in six young barristers say they want to leave the bar over unmanageable or unpredictable working hours, according to a study by the Bar Council.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th January 2022

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Louise Smith death: Covid-19 restrictions ‘could have prevented appropriate support’ – BBC News

‘A teenager killed in a “sexually-motivated” murder did not receive appropriate support after reporting being raped, a review has found.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2022

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