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Teenage girls from deprived areas are at a greater risk of suffering from violence than those from more affluent communities, research suggests. This is because they feel distrusted by their "strict" parents and then put themselves in situations where they could fall victim to violence. Girls from poorer backgrounds are…
An escaped psychiatric patient who collapsed after attacking a walker with a belt was lawfully killed by the man he attacked, an inquest jury has concluded. Khoung Lam was being treated at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff, south Wales, when he ran away from a carer while on escorted leave on…
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
An initiative for mental health service users has won an innovation award. Cardiff University’s School of Psychology worked with Welsh Government to reduce the risk of suicide or physical harm to others for mental health service users. The resulting Wales Applied Risk Research Network (WARRN) is helping to ensure a…
A residential child care worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found she’d formed an inappropriate relationship with a former resident of the home where she worked. The hearing heard that Deborah Elaine…
Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
Singer Charlotte Church has released a special Christmas programme, encouraging people to do more to help the homeless around the festive season. In the short documentary, broadcast on BBC iPlayer on Thursday, the mother-of-two visits organisations in her home town of Cardiff, who are using music to support people living…
I am delighted to be opening the Inquiry office in Wales this week and speaking directly with some of the organisations who provide support for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. I’m attending as Chair of the Inquiry and along with the three members of the Inquiry’s Panel, Dru…
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