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Theresa May Has Been Told She Should Be “Ashamed” Of Her Record On Modern Slavery

"Refusing child trafficking victims safety, this cruel and callous hostile environment is the prime minister’s legacy."

Emily Dugan 3 months ago

Hundreds Of Child Trafficking Victims Have Been Refused The Right To Stay In The UK

Exclusive: Britain claims to be a world leader on tackling modern slavery, but new data obtained by BuzzFeed News has revealed the alarming number of child victims put at risk of deportation.

Jane Bradley 3 months ago

The Ministry Of Justice Marked Down One Of Its Analysts Because She Called Out Problems With Its Sex Offender Programme

Exclusive: An employment tribunal seen by BuzzFeed News has found the MoJ gave Kathryn Hopkins a mark of “must improve” in her midyear review as a result of her whistleblowing.

Emily Dugan 3 months ago

A New Commission Is Being Launched To Look At Miscarriages Of Justice

Exclusive: The new commission will look at the difficulty of overturning wrongful convictions in England and Wales, as “innocent people [are] being left on the scrap heap.”

Emily Dugan 3 months ago

The Ministry Of Justice Is Using A Bailiff Company To Chase Legal Aid Payments, And People Say They Feel “Threatened”

Exclusive: The average amount of debt being chased by bailiffs for the Legal Aid Agency has almost doubled since 2012, even as the MoJ announced “a crackdown on rogue bailiffs”.

Emily Dugan 3 months ago

An Academic Has Accused The Ministry Of Justice Of Changing Research That “Contradicted Its Policy”

Kathryn Hopkins, who has taken her former employer to tribunal, said the government department had a culture of making research look more favourable.

Emily Dugan 4 months ago

An Academic Who Found A Sex Offender Programme Didn’t Work Was “Vindicated” When New Researchers Came To The Same Conclusion

An employment tribunal heard that Kathryn Hopkins, who is accusing the Ministry of Justice of bullying her out of her job, was told her findings that the therapy made rapists more like to reoffend “had been validated”.

Emily Dugan 4 months ago

A Former Government Analyst Said The Ministry Of Justice Rejected Her Sex Offender Research Because It Didn’t Like The Results

Kathryn Hopkins told an employment tribunal that when her study found that sex offender treatment programmes increased reoffending, managers reacted with “anger and disbelief”.

Emily Dugan 4 months ago

An Academic Said She Was Bullied At The Ministry Of Justice After Revealing It Was Running A Programme That Made Sex Offenders More Likely To Reoffend

Kathryn Hopkins’ study of the controversial Sex Offender Treatment Programme, believed to be attended by rapist John Worboys among others, found it made prisoners more likely to offend again.

Emily Dugan 4 months ago

This Man Faces Deportation For Carrying Cannabis Despite Living In Britain Since He Was 4

“How can this possibly be just because I wasn’t born here? I grew up here, all my life’s been here... this is very hostile and cruel," Shannoy McLeod told BuzzFeed News.

Emily Dugan 4 months ago

A Woman Died In Prison Six Years Beyond The Sentence For Her Crime. Now Her Family Have To Crowdfund To Prepare For Her Inquest

Charlotte Nokes had serious mental health problems and died in Peterborough prison after being held more than six years beyond the sentence for her crime.

Emily Dugan 4 months ago

The Home Office Kept Telling This Grandmother Who's Lived In Britain Since She Was 2 To Prove She Was British

In the latest Home Office U-turn on an embarrassing immigration decision, Davinder Singh just won her citizenship battle, but only after the department was told BuzzFeed News was planning a story.

Emily Dugan 5 months ago

A Torture Survivor Was Kept In Detention For More Than 13 Weeks Despite Several Suicide Attempts

Exclusive: Official figures reveal a mental health crisis in Britain's immigration detention estate, as the number of people on suicide watch grew by 5% in 2018, to 541 people.

Emily Dugan 6 months ago

The Home Office Says It Will Continue Funding A Charity That Helps People The UK Deported To Jamaica

After annual funding for the National Organisation of Deported Migrants (NODM) in Jamaica was cut, the charity had to let some staff go.

Emily Dugan 6 months ago

The Home Office Pulled Funding For A Charity Helping People It Deported To Jamaica, Days Before Announcing Windrush Compensation

Exclusive: The National Organisation of Deported Migrants (NODM) in Jamaica had Home Office funding for the last seven years. It was pulled three days before the compensation package for Windrush victims was announced.

Emily Dugan 6 months ago

A Vulnerable British Man Has Been Missing Since The Home Office Told Him His Wife Can't Stay In The UK

Carl Allen was devastated when he learnt the Home Office had denied his Jamaican wife of 17 years a visa allowing her to stay in the UK.

Emily Dugan 6 months ago

The Ministry Of Justice Has Been Accused Of Sitting On Evidence That Undermines Its Drive To Close Courts

Exclusive: Survey data left out of a published MoJ report showed that users of the justice system had a significantly more positive appearance if they had physically been in court.

Emily Dugan 7 months ago

The Home Office Is Still Owed Most Of The Fines It Has Issued To Employers Using Undocumented Migrants

“It’s just a failed system, really,” the former head of enforcement at the Home Office told BuzzFeed News.

Emily Dugan 7 months ago

A Home Office Job Advert Is Seeking Low-Paid Admin Temps To Decide If People Are Trafficking Victims

“The low level of pay and the requirements for this job go hand in hand with consistent low quality of decisions for slavery victims in the UK.”

Emily Dugan 8 months ago