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10% Rise in Number of Charities Named in Wills

Research conducted by Remember a Charity and Smee & Ford, has revealed that the number of charities being remembered in UK wills is on the rise. There was an increase of 10% in the last year.

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Legal Challenge of Named Person Policy

A legal challenge to the Scottish Government’s controversial ‘Named Person’ policy has been launched at the Supreme Court, the highest civil court in the UK. The scheme had been approved as part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 but was appealed by a number of charities and individuals.

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Scottish Government Pledges £3.5 Million Towards End of Life Care

Last week the Scottish Government launched the Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative Care. This announcement follows pressure from charities and public health organisations to improve the end of life care that is provided to patients. A spokesperson from the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) said that high quality end of life care should be a “right for everyone in Scotland.”

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The marriage gap between rich and poor

A recent study from Canada has examined the link between marriage and income. It found evidence of a “marriage gap”, where the wealthy are mostly married or in cohabiting relationships while the lowest owners are mostly unattached.

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Adoption up by one third in Wales

The latest Welsh statistics on adoption, outcomes and placements of looked after children have been published, showing an unprecedented 33% rise in the number of children being adopted in Wales.

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Women’s Aid calls for more action on online abuse

Domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has called for greater action to address worrying levels of online stalking and harassment of women and girls.

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Office for National Statistics’ latest adoption figures

The Office for National Statistics has released figures for adoptions in England and Wales in 2012 that show an increase in the number of adoptions taking place.

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Domestic violence guidance for vets

Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid has welcomed new guidance from the British Veterinary Association which advises vets on the signs of domestic violence and urges them to report abuse when they suspect it.

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