Sarah responds to the publication of the Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

I welcome the publication of the interim report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The inquiry had a difficult inception and I am pleased to see that this has not inhibited it in being brave in the scope of its work. It is vital that we understand both the failures of the past and best practice going forwards to ensure Britain is safe for all our children today.

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Alexander Guest
Sarah Champion Speaks in a Debate on Social mobility

This week, the Children’s Commissioner highlighted the huge gaps that exist between the poorest children in the North and the poorest in London.

Her report found that a child on free school meals living in Hackney is three times more likely to go to university than a child on free school meals from Hartlepool.

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Matthew Trueman
Misogyny should be recognised as a hate crime

Recognising misogyny as a hate crime is not just about data collection. It’s about telling victims that you recognise the impact of what has happened to them, it’s about giving women the confidence to speak out, and it’s about making it clear to everyone that misogynistic behaviour will no longer be tolerated.

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Matthew Trueman
Today is International Women’s Day

TODAY is International Women’s Day (IWD) and enables us to reflect on how far women’s rights have come. It also lets us address the enormous changes that still do need to be made. March 8th, the day recognised by the United Nations, had its roots way back in 1908, when 15,000 women in New York marched to demand shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote.

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Matthew Trueman