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INQUEST responds to inspection report on Styal women’s prison

20th September 2018 All Comments

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published an inspection report of HMP & YOI Styal, a women’s prison in Cheshire. The inspection, which was unannounced, was carried out from 23 April to 6 May 2018. The report recognises the complex needs of women in Styal prison, many with histories of serious self-harm, mental ill health, substance […]

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World Cup 2018: Rise in domestic abuse reports say police

20th September 2018 All Comments

There was a “significant rise” in domestic abuse reports during the World Cup, the lead officer for football policing in England and Wales has said. More than 60 incidents were reported after England’s semi-final defeat by Croatia, compared to the highest figure of 24 during Euro 2016. It is not clear if this is due […]

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29% rise in counselling sessions on peer sexual abuse – NSPCC

20th September 2018 All Comments

Childline relaunches #ListenToYourSelfie campaign about healthy and unhealthy relationships Childline has held 3,878 counselling sessions about peer-on-peer sexual abuse in 2017/18 – a 29% rise since last year1 .  #ListenToYourSelfie aims to prevent peer-on-peer abuse and encourgages young people to seek help if they’re in an unhealthy relationship. Young people who spoke to Childline revealed a […]

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