Home Affairs Committee recommends decriminalisation of sex work

The Home Affairs Committee has published an interim report on it's enquiry into "prostitution". The Committee recommends that the Home Office should immediately change existing legislation so that soliciting is no longer an offence and brothel-keeping laws allow sex workers to share premises.

SOS: Save refuges, save lives

This report provides the most up to date evidence and information on the provision of specialist domestic violence refuge services in England in 2014. It collates data from the Women’s Aid Annual Survey, UKrefugesonline (UKROL1) and other published sources to highlight the impact of funding cuts and poor local commissioning on specialist domestic violence refuge services and the women and children who need them.

Disability and domestic abuse: Risks, impacts and responses

Published at the end of 2015, this document improves understanding of the complexities of disabled people’s experiences of domestic abuse and promotes consideration of these complexities within the public health system. It also supports local and national action, and provides guidance to improve response across:

  • local authorities
  • health and social care services
  • clinical commissioners
  • domestic abuse services
  • disability services
  • police and crime commissioners
  • the wider public health system

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