Thursday, September 16News For London

Tag: Child Protection

Fighting to decriminalise abortion

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The We Trust Women Campaign: the case for decriminalising abortion was held Tuesday 15th March at Conway Hall. The current law states that two doctors have to authorise an abortion in the UK. We Trust Women suggested that public opinion has moved on. The all female panel of six were campaigning for the protection and expansion of abortion rights across the UK and Northern Ireland. The panel included Ann Furedi of bpas, Sam Smethers Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and Dianne Munday, pioneering campaigner for the 1967 Abortion Act and former general secretary of the Abortion Law Reform Association in the 1960’s. Goretti Horgan, Alliance for Choice Northern Ireland and Naomi Philips, British Humanist Association (BHA) also joined the panel. Abortion and Criminal Law “T

Child Protection Sill Needs Improvement says HMIC

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has today published a post inspection review on child protection work carried out by West Yorkshire Police.   HMIC were keen to point out that although West Yorkshire police had made improvements, there were still many areas for concern. One of the main issues raised was that children continued to be delayed unnecessarily in police custody. HM Inspector of Constabulary Mike Cunningham said: “the force needs to improve its understanding of why it detains children in custody. Although there were some good practice in this area, five of the seven cases inspectors looked at, where a child was detained in custody, were judged to require improvement.” Stricter regulations concerning child protection and welfare came about af