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Overcoming the barriers to social inclusion for young people in vulnerable situations - Malta 2014

The role of youth work in supporting young people in vulnerable situations will be discussed at an international conference that will be taking place on the 25th 28th November in Malta.


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Punishing domestic violence? Simples!

This week, our Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Theresa May, closed her public consultation on strengthening the law on domestic violence. There seems to be a wish to create a specific offence that captures patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate relationships. I continue to cast doubt as to whether penalisation and criminalisation of social justice failures, such as domestic violence, will provide us with answers.


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IARS' submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention in the UK

IARS has supported one of the refugee women involved in our Abused No More project to submit written evidence of her direct personal experience of immigration detention. Mariam was detained twice, and altogether spent two years in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. When in Yarl's Wood, she applied for bail eleven times, and was refused: 'Everytime I was refused bail, I would have a nervous breakdown but there was no psychological support available'.


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IARS' "Race in Probation" at the Association of Black Probation Officers (ABPO)

IARS continues it research, policy and training programme "Race in Probation" led by its Founder and Director Dr. Theo Gavrielides.


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Immigration: What young people think politicians should consider

Dear James Brokenshire,

RE: Immigration Questionnaire Response

I am writing to answer the questions posed by the Conservative party in regards to immigration. I apologies that it is not in the format which is required by the Conservatives (online questionnaire), the reason we have not done so is explained throughout Annex B


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IARS and the 99% Campaign at the EU Expert Seminar "Mapping the barriers to social inclusion for young people"

Key representatives in the field of youth research, policy and practice from across Europe will come together at an Expert Seminar on the 30th – 2nd October at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg to ‘map the barriers to social inclusion for young people in vulnerable situations’IARS and the


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IARS Annual Conference 2014: A victim-led criminal justice system?

The IARS Annual Conference 2014 is titled “A victim-led criminal justice system?”, and will take place between 19-20th November at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, with an evening reception to follow. Click here for the official programme.


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IARS General Meeting Notice 2014

NOTICE is hereby given of the General Meeting of Independent Academic Research Studies (the “Company”) to be held on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 4:30pm at the British Humanist Association’s Offices in London.