Category Archives: Law

Out of Sight: Regulation, Social Control and the Criminalisation of Homelessness.

  A Coventry man has just been sentenced to four weeks in jail for being homeless and begging in a car park.[i] Is this a good use of prison and does this approach demonstrate good governance or public policy? The … Continue reading

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Womens Rough Sleeping In the Wolverhampton Express and Star Jan 2016

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Jeremy Corbyn at PMQ’s 25 November 2015

https://www.facebook.com/330250343871/videos/10153784940283872/ “Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and at PMQs I asked David Cameron about women’s support services. I asked why nearly one third of those referred to women’s refuges in England are now … Continue reading

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Statewatch Update 17 November 2015

UK: Draft Investigatory Powers Bill UK: DIP Bill: Unfettered bulk data collection powers presage mass surveillance and a debate about haystacks (Hawktalk, link): EU: Cameron’s Chatham House speech: Full speed ahead for the renegotiation of the UK’s EU membership? (EU … Continue reading

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Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2015) Women Rough Sleepers in Europe: Homelessness and Victims of Domestic Abuse, Bristol: Policy Press.

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2015) Women Rough Sleepers in Europe: Homelessness and Victims of Domestic Abuse, Bristol: Policy Press. “This compelling review of women’s homelessness in Europe provides fresh insights into an enduring problem. The book reveals the challenges homeless women face … Continue reading

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Police get new guidance on handling domestic abuse: September 2015

Police in England and Wales have been issued with new guidance on domestic abuse which advises officers on how to prosecute without relying on a victim. The guidance goes into detail about spotting patterns of abuse. The Authorised Professional Practice, … Continue reading

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STATEWATCH NEWS JULY 2015

NEWS 1. EU: MED-CRISIS: European Commission’s positions: “safe countries of origin”, “Hotspot pre-removal centres” & Frontex as a “removal Agency - Information note on “safe countries of origin” (18 pages, pdf): Steve Peers, Professor of Law, University of Essex comments: “The CJEU … Continue reading

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Social Worker Nick Pannell, explains how Government austerity threatens the future of a Devon seaside resort’s cherished homeless hostel

On Friday 7th November 2014, my colleague Pram Singh and I travelled to Torbay to deliver a workshop as part of our EU funded Women Rough Sleepers Research. Whilst there we met Nick Pannell, who told us about the closure … Continue reading

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Empowering Women Rough Sleepers: Conference at the EU Parliament, Brussels.

The final conference for our Empowering Women Rough Sleepers research study will be held on Thursday 9th October at the European Parliament in Brussels, with a Policy Round Table on Friday 10th. Check out our websites for further details. http://womenroughsleepers2.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141%3Afinal-conference&catid=21%3Anews&Itemid=215 … Continue reading

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Do Your Services Measure up for Women who Sleep Rough?

I will be talking about my Women Rough Sleepers research for Homeless Link in Bristol on Tuesday 30th September 2014 http://www.homeless.org.uk/do-your-services-measure-up-for-women-who-sleep-rough A Homeless Transition Fund event to share learning from the European Women’s Rough Sleepers Project and Practitioners Experiences in … Continue reading

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