Challenging The Sexual Exploitation Of Children: A Yorkshire Context

Just West Yorkshire facilitated a meeting with key national and Yorkshire-based organisations involved in CSE work to facilitate an open and honest discussion on the issue of child sexual exploitation and particularly street grooming in the region. The aims of…

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Liberal Democrat Task Force on Race Equality – first report

The first report of the Liberal Democrat Task Force on Race Equality addresses race equality in education and employment. Published in June 2013, the report recommends maintaining the wider role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), reinstating funding to the…

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Parliamentary inquiry into new family migration rules

The APPG on Migration Family Migration inquiry was launched on 20 November 2012 to explore the impacts of new rules on family migration that came into force on 9 July 2012. In particular, the inquiry looked at the new minimum…

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British Sikh Report 2013

The British Sikh report was published in June 2013. It is the first strategic document of its kind, aimed at Local and Central Government and national institutions, which highlights the thoughts and aspirations of the British Sikh community in the…

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Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill

These documents in the link below: an impact assessment, setting out what the effect of the changes in the Bill will be a factsheet, mythbuster and short guide about the proposed legislation two documents analysing legal opinions on the Bill…

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Racial Profiling Of Stop And Search Targets By Police Does Not Reduce Crime, Equality Watchdog Finds

Racial profiling of stop-and-search suspects makes absolutely no difference to crime figures, a new report has warned. Forces in the UK who disproportionately stopped more black and Asian suspects did not have lower crime figures, but some communities are still…

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Stop and think again: Commission helps police improve use of stop and search

Five major police forces have improved their potentially unlawful use of stop and search powers, while continuing to see a reduction in crime rates, following a programme of work initiated by the Commission. The forces concerned have seen reductions of…

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Viewed With Suspicion: The Human Cost Of Stop And Search

What does it feel like to be stopped and searched? What impact does policing have on the individuals involved, and on their families and communities? Stop-watch gather stories, experiences and thoughts from around the UK to give a voice to…

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Ethnic minority stop and search rates double since 1999: get the data

Research for the Guardian reveals stop and search rates for black and Asian people doubled while the rate for white people rose only slightly. Black, Asian and minority ethnic people are twice as likely to be stopped by police as they were…

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Consultation response on transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system

Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system JUST West Yorkshire, in coalition with other organisations wrote in response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system. This response, from a…

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