Image of PressTV-UK slavery hotline uncovers 5,000 victims in 1st year
PressTV-UK slavery hotline uncovers 5,000 victims in 1st year
Britain’s modern slavery helpline received thousands of calls in its first full year and identified nearly 5,000 potential victims being exploited in car washes, construction sites, nail bars and brothels, an anti-trafficking charity said on Monday.Unseen, which runs the hotline, said the 3,710 calls from the public and from victims last year led to about 1,450 referrals to anti-slavery groups, th... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Slavery prosecutions in UK rise by 27%
PressTV-Slavery prosecutions in UK rise by 27%
The number of modern slavery prosecutions in the United Kingdom rose by 27% in the past year, according to figures published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).The Modern Slavery Report by the CPS showed that referrals to the body from police and other agencies in 2017-18 rose by 31% to 355, the highest ever recorded.Some 5,145 potential victims of slavery were referred to authorities last yea... [Read More]
Image of A List of Emergency Phone Numbers UK: 21/09/2017
A List of Emergency Phone Numbers UK: 21/09/2017
A LIST OF USFULL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERSTHIS LIST IS BEING UPDATED : Last updated on 20/00/2017 : Download as a text file.MI5Freephone: 0800 111 4645Telephone: 020 7930 9000From outside the UK: +44 (0)20 7930 9000---------------------------------------------------------ANTI-TERRORIST HOTLINE 0800 789 321Npower Gss Emergency 0800 111 999British Gas Emergency 0800 111 999Power cuts and emergenci... [Read More]
Image of Massive pedophile ring busted; 230 kids saved - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News
Massive pedophile ring busted; 230 kids saved - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News
msnbc.com staff and news service reportsAn Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world's largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said Wednesday.The European police agency Europol said in a statement that "Operation Rescue" had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected ... [Read More]
Image of BBC News - Food bank use tiny compared with Germany, says minister
BBC News - Food bank use tiny compared with Germany, says minister
Iain Duncan Smith says it is wrong to blame benefit payouts for rising use of food banks - as they are much more widely used in Germany where benefits are more generous. The number of people using food banks in the UK is "tiny" compared with Germany, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has told the BBC. Last week a report by a cross-party group of MPs found benefit-related problems... [Read More]
Image of 90,000 British Children Will Wake Up Homeless This Christmas
90,000 British Children Will Wake Up Homeless This Christmas
The figures also show that the number of homeless families living in B&B’s has more than doubled in only three years, with many forced to endure dangerous living conditions. An in-depth investigation into 20 homeless families found that more than half felt their temporary accommodation was unsafe, with parents reporting their children were exposed to drug and alcohol abuse, fighting, sweari... [Read More]
Image of PressTV - US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years: Report
PressTV - US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years: Report
A new report says nearly 25 percent of American children live in poverty, the highest level in 20 years. The report, published in the US medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that over 16 million children live in poverty in America. Such high level of poverty, according to the report, has adverse health effects including “significantly higher risks of low birth weight, injuries, lower IQ, ... [Read More]
Image of Child Poverty Figures Show Big Variations Across The UK
Child Poverty Figures Show Big Variations Across The UK
The Campaign to End Child Poverty has published new figures that provide a child poverty map of the whole of the UK (pdf). The figures are broken down by parliamentary constituency, local authority and ward. The figures reveal the wide disparity in poverty rates across the UK, between regions and striking variations even within regions. London scores badly – containing ten of the top 20 constit... [Read More]
Image of Letters: ‘Vilification’ Of The Poor Is Worldwide – Not Just The UK
Letters: ‘Vilification’ Of The Poor Is Worldwide – Not Just The UK
I am in the United States. What I see happening there in the UK in health care in general and the treatment of the sick and poor is pretty much the same thing I see happening here. There is “no money” for programs which have been lifesaving, and along with this is the vilification of those who do rely on said programs. This has gotten worse there and here since 2008. It’s also bad in Canada. Al... [Read More]
Image of Campaigners Rally Against ‘Government Child Abuse Cover Ups’
Campaigners Rally Against ‘Government Child Abuse Cover Ups’
Campaigners against child abuse will release white balloons and lay white flowers at the former site of the notorious Elm Guest House on Monday. The vigil will be held Monday, September 15, 3.45pm at 27 Rocks Lane, Barnes, London SW13 0DB. Phil Frampton, founding chair of the Care Leavers Association, is organising the event, which is being held under the slogan ‘Stop government child abuse ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV - EU poverty conference held in Brussels
PressTV - EU poverty conference held in Brussels
A conference to discuss the status of poverty in the European Union has been held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, Press TV reports. The conference gathered over 700 politicians, academics and rights campaigners to discuss the EU’s ongoing economic crisis focusing on unemployment and social exclusion. [Read More]
Image of Rickets Returns As Poor Families Find Healthy Diets Unaffordable
Rickets Returns As Poor Families Find Healthy Diets Unaffordable
Poverty is forcing people to have dangerously poor diets and is leading to the return of rickets and gout – diseases of the Victorian age that affect bones and joints – according the UK Faculty of Public Health. The public health professionals’ body will call for a national food policy, including a sugar tax, as concerns rise over malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies in British children. It wi... [Read More]
Image of UK Welfare Cuts Putting Scottish Children At Risk – SNP
UK Welfare Cuts Putting Scottish Children At Risk – SNP
The SNP has today highlighted a report by leading charities showing that Westminster’s welfare cuts are putting children in danger. Today’s Herald reports Barnardo’s Scotland and NSPCC Scotland are also warning that the Scottish Government’s early intervention policies are being undermined by the level poverty that people working on the front line are faced with, including dealing with families... [Read More]
Image of PressTV - ‘British gov’t accommodating poverty’
PressTV - ‘British gov’t accommodating poverty’
The British government is accommodating poverty through catering for corporate greed, writes George Monbiot. When inequality reaches extreme and destructive levels, most governments seek not to confront it but to accommodate it. Wherever wealth is absurdly concentrated, new laws arise to protect it. [Read More]
Image of PressTV - Living standards continue to drop in UK
PressTV - Living standards continue to drop in UK
Last week I appeared on Iain Dale’s LBC radio show to discuss an interview he had just conducted with the Chancellor George Osborne on a trip to the Southwest. Iain managed to get Osborne to repeat the dumbest statement that I have ever heard from a Chancellor – that is ‘four years ago the country was close to bankruptcy’. Such a claim that the country was broke is unequivocally false... [Read More]
Image of OBR Should Monitor Child Poverty Progress, Say Labour
OBR Should Monitor Child Poverty Progress, Say Labour
The independent Office for Budget Responsibility should be tasked with monitoring and reporting on the government’s progress in tackling child poverty, Labour say. Labour’s call follows figures earlier this month which show progress on reducing child poverty has stalled under David Cameron’s government. In 2012/13 relative child poverty before housing costs did not change, while measured after ... [Read More]
Image of Child Poverty Could Rise To FIVE Million By 2020
Child Poverty Could Rise To FIVE Million By 2020
The number of UK children trapped in poverty could reach nearly FIVE million by 2020, a leading UK children’s charity has warned. Save the Children say that the number of children living in relative poverty is set to soar by 1.4 million between now and 2020. The figure represents a 41% increase on the number of children already regarded as being in poverty, which currently stands at an estim... [Read More]
Image of PressTV - Child poverty rate in US is appalling
PressTV - Child poverty rate in US is appalling
Nearly 25 percent of children in the US live in poverty. This is in stark contrast to other advanced countries, where the number is about 5 percent. This is tragic. [Read More]
Image of Osborne's Spending Cap Will Push MILLIONS More Children Into Poverty, Charity Warns
Osborne's Spending Cap Will Push MILLIONS More Children Into Poverty, Charity Warns
Social security and other family benefits play a larger role in protecting children from poverty in the UK than in most other EU countries, research shows. [Read More]
Image of 10 Shameful Ways America Abuses Its Own Citizens | Alternet
10 Shameful Ways America Abuses Its Own Citizens | Alternet
Recently, Human Rights Watch released its World Report evaluating each country’s human rights practices around the globe. The United States fared poorly in safeguarding the rights of its own population, with those hit hardest by abuse typically the most vulnerable in the society, including racial and ethnic groups, minorities, the poor, immigrants, prisoners and the elderly. Here are 10 key areas ... [Read More]
Image of Government Squabbles Over Child Poverty Definition While Parents Struggle To Find Full-Time Jobs
Government Squabbles Over Child Poverty Definition While Parents Struggle To Find Full-Time Jobs
The number of children whose parents cannot find full-time work and are forced to work one or more part-time jobs has soared by 46% [Read More]
Why Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne Are Wrong on Child Poverty | Alison Garnham
Child poverty costs this country £29billion a year, and will rise to £35billion by 2020 if the projections prove accurate. Other countries are doing far better on the existing - internationally recognised - measures. It's not the child poverty targets that are 'discredited', but the government's approach to meeting them. [Read More]