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A United Nations committee will hear from British disability campaigners that the Government is breaching the rights of disabled people and ignoring requests for information on key issues. On Monday activists will tell the UN's Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) that their previous concerns have only…
The police force investigating allegations former prime minister Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile will pass its findings to the national child sex abuse inquiry. The Wiltshire Police probe, called Operation Conifer, was launched in 2015 after Sir Edward was named as a suspect in an investigation into historical child…
Police have said 'safeguarding concerns' at eight West Sussex care homes are the subject of ongoing enquiries into the circumstances of twelve deaths dating back to 2015. West Sussex County Council said placements had now been suspended to eight homes run by Sussex Health Care, which has a total of…
A 38-year-old Down's Syndrome sufferer is to get more than £10,000 compensation from a council after his wife was told to stop having sex with him. Council staff wrote to the woman warning that her that she could be committing a crime if they had sex because he did not…
A teenager from Kuwait who told police her father would kill her if he knew she had rejected her "religious and cultural identity" should go into council care, a family court judge has ruled. The girl, who is in her mid-teens, said she no longer wanted to be "subject to…
The number of disabled motorists has fallen by nearly 80,000 in just two years, prompting fresh criticism of Government reforms to disability benefits. Figures show a 6% fall in disabled people receiving an exemption from vehicle tax since 2015, with 1.267 million people now registered. While there is no evidence…
Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her "extremely poor choice of words" in a newspaper article about child abuse. The Labour MP warned Britain has a "problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls" in a column for The Sun. Ms…
Councils in England are being urged to check their homelessness procedures are fit for purpose, after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found significant fault with a Northamptonshire district council. The Ombudsman’s advice follows its investigation into a homelessness complaint from a woman in the Kettering area. The woman…
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