Windrush Generation: What has happened since the 2018 scandal?

By Giorgia Vittorino It has been two years since the Windrush scandal came to public attention in 2018. The scandal, which surfaced during Theresa May’s administration, resulted in hundreds of Caribbean immigrants falling victim to unjust immigration enforcement, with many being detained and deported. Those who had arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1973,…

The latest on Pornhub’s sex trafficking allegations

Everybody’s favourite porn site? Or is the friendliness just a veneer? Pornhub was created in 2007 and has supposedly allowed illegal and exploitative content to exist on the site ever since. Christian anti-sex trafficking organisation Exodus Cry has created a mass campaign to bring this issue to light. *trigger warning for mentions of rape, sexual…

Glasgow stabbings reveal how the UK fails asylum seekers

By Iona Holmes Just a few weeks ago, reports concerning the appalling conditions that asylum seekers were being subjected to in Glasgow hotels started to trickle through media outlets. When a stabbing occurred at the city’s Park Inn Hotel on the 26th June, the news instantly hit the headlines. Following some initial misreporting, the facts…

Mental health first aid training is vital in education, now more than ever

By Susanna Cirulli As children start to go back to school, the safeguarding of their mental health, particularly in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is of the utmost importance. Before COVID-19, child mental health was in crisis. Although discussions around mental health and wellbeing are gradually becoming more open, the crisis is growing exponentially…

21st-century North-South divide: the bleak reality of child poverty

Last week, a study carried out by Loughborough University revealed the harrowing extent of child poverty in the UK and the great disparity that exists between the North and South of England. With the North East, North West and Yorkshire all experiencing an increase in child poverty cases at least two times greater than any…