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Almost 80% of people sleeping rough were attacked or suffered abuse or anti-social behaviour over the past year, a homelessness charity said. As Crisis opens its centres to thousands of homeless people across the country this Christmas, the charity said two thirds of people felt that living on the streets…
So-called honour-based violence and forced marriage offences are increasingly being perpetrated online, police and prosecutors have warned. The trend was highlighted as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) emphasised their commitment to successfully investigate the crimes. They have published a joint protocol setting out the…
Over half of British adults (52%) believe that abuse and neglect in care homes for the elderly is common. Of those, many say their opinion is based on personal experience - either knowing someone in a care home (15%), working in a care home (5%), or hearing personal experience from…
Internet trolls who create derogatory hashtags or post humiliating photoshopped images online could face prosecution under new legal guidelines. Social media is to be more stringently policed after the Crown Prosecution Service issued rules on offences for which online users can face criminal charges. Inciting people to harass others online,…
The Duchess of Cornwall will urge society to challenge the "corrosive" silence that surrounds domestic violence. Camilla will host a reception for survivors of domestic abuse and those working in the field at Clarence House, London, on Thursday. In a preview of her comments in the Daily Mail, she highlights…
In his first day in office, the new Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has outlined his commitment to tackling financial abuse against older people. Eddie Lynch said: "I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland."During my term of office,…
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland has recently published two new booklets in partnership with Age Scotland. ‘Keeping safe from harm and abuse’ is a helpful guide for older people on the different types of harm and abuse, tips on protecting yourself and, information on what older people can do…
Researchers at the University of Bristol have received more than £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for research that aims to increase the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA). Reaching Everyone Programme of Research On Violence In diverse Domestic Environments (REPROVIDE)…
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