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Increase in Treatment Funding for Victims of Sexual Assault

Harry Wilson
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In a positive move for those subject to sexual assault , the Ministry of Justice announced on the 7 th of February 2020 that an increase in Government funding for victims of rape would come into effect. What is the increase in funding for treatment? ...

Why is the Skull Breaker Challenge Dangerous

Malcolm Underhill
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Viral video challenges regularly appear on social media. A recent craze, the Skull Breaker Challenge, has been made popular by the video sharing app TikTok.  Whilst appealing to youngsters, it is also dangerous. What is the Skull Breaker Challenge? ...

Why does this man make me angry?

Malcolm Underhill
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This is Manish Shah. He’s done no direct harm to me and I’ve never met him. However, he makes me angry. He makes me angry for what he’s done to others, to countless women (the number of which we may never know), conducting unnecessary...

Why Do Victims Delay Reporting Sexual Abuse?

Malcolm Underhill
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The 2 nd August 2017 saw a case of alleged sexual abuse reported in the media. East London doctor, Manish Shah, a GP practicing in Romford, at the Mawney Medical Centre, was charged with sexual offences. Dr Shah was charged with counts of assault by...

Compensation from Islington Council

Malcolm Underhill
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Following many years of campaigning by Liz Davies and the Islington survivors network, the London Borough of Islington has had to accept that they are legally responsible for allowing an unknown number of children to be subjected to sexual, physical and...

Why I disagreed with Boris Johnson about Investigations into Childhood Sexual Abuse

Malcolm Underhill
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An ability to communicate well is important for all politicians, particularly those holding senior office, where every word will be analysed and dissected. On a number of occasions, Boris Johnson MP has caused offence by his language, appearing to lack...

Migraines as a Sign of Head Injury & Migraine Awareness Week

Simon Pimlott
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Regular sufferers will attest to the fact that migraines aren’t just headaches, symptoms can range from sensory disturbances and extreme nausea, and can result from a prior head injury.  1 st September 2019 marks migraine awareness week, an...

Women Take Legal Action After Cancer Linked to their Breast Implants

Seema Bagha
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20 women have recently announced their plan to take legal action after developing cancer as a result of getting breast implants. Over 50 women in the UK, and hundreds across the globe, have been diagnosed with the rare form of breast cancer, referred to as...

The Devastating Impact of Clinical Negligence on the Families of Victims

Simon Pimlott
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It is well established that medical negligence can lead to life-changing impacts for victims, but it is important to consider the effects on family members left to deal with the aftermath.  Beyond the emotional aspects, there are the legal and...

Compensation Delays For Victims of Islington Child Abuse Scandal

Malcolm Underhill
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Those familiar with the many of accounts of physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect within Islington’s children's homes, foster homes, and adoptive homes between the 1970s and 1990s will know how seeking justice for the victims has been...

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