Black girls in England ‘twice as likely to be excluded from schools as white girls’

Black and minority ethnic girls in England are more than twice as likely to be excluded from school as their white counterparts, according to a report. Equality campaigners have raised the alarm at the...

‘It takes too long to get support’: alarm over rising primary school exclusions

Sam Bates* was excluded from school for the first time when he was five years old. After moving into year 1, he struggled to sit still, became frustrated with staff and pushed chairs over. He was sent home for...

Asylum seeker given £100,000 hospital bill after suffering stroke

Simba Mujakachi, a personal trainer, was just 29 years old in June 2019 when he suffered a catastrophic stroke that left him comatose. When he awoke, he was paralysed on his left side and unable to talk or eat...

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Child refugees

The Guardian reports that the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) has published a fact finding report one year after the demolition of the Calais refugee camp, which finds that as many as 400 unaccompanied children, claiming to...

An end to modern slavery?

The ‘Modern Day Slavery Bill’ currently making its way through Parliament has been trailed as the first piece of legislation in Europe to specifically tackle ‘modern slavery’. The Bill which would apply to England and Wales seeks to introduce a...

The Children of Offenders

by Suzanne Perry, i-HOP There are an estimated 200,000 children with a parent in prison in the UK[1]. There are even more who are affected by a parent or loved one’s involvement in other aspects of the criminal justice system (CJS) such as arrest...