Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Friday 19th October
 
Primary school teachers lose more than a million hours of lesson time each year toilet-training children and teaching them basic hygiene.
A report by health and hygiene company Essity found a fifth of early years teachers spend up to 30 minutes a week cleaning up youngsters after they have been to the toilet. It equates to more than a million hours of lost time over an academic year.
EducationThe Sentinel - 30 May 2018
 
Nearly 200,000 unborn babies were aborted in England and Wales in 2017, latest official figures show – that’s one approximately every three minutes.
Social IssuesThe Christian Institute - 6th July 2018
 
Ethnical-certification companies are failing to combat an epidemic of forced labour at the base of the tea and cocoa industries world-wide, researchers at the University of Sheffield have found. In a study published last week, academics reported that agricultural workers in the cocoa industry in Ghana, and the tea industry in India, were paid very low wages and were routinely subjected to multiple forms of exploitation.
Work/EmploymentChurch Times - 8th June 2018
 
The Ministry of Defence has fallen “woefully short” with its plan to meet the housing needs of troops, a new report has claimed. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has told the Government it runs the risk of driving people away from the armed forces unless a “coherent and detailed” housing strategy is developed.
HousingThe Sentinel, 31 May 2018
 
We are seeing a heightened issue with body image among young people, with recent figures suggesting that five per cent of our teenagers battle with body dysmorphia. The main issue is that young people are constantly surrounded by images. When they are at school they are scrolling through their phones and seeing images of other people. Then when they come home they see them again.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work - July 2018
 
More than a million married couples who are eligible to receive the marriage tax allowance have yet to claim it, according to HM Revenue and Customs.
MoneyCARE Impact Direct - 6th July 2018
 
Alcohol-related deaths for adults have risen for the fourth year in a row in Scotland, according to new figures. Figures released by NHS Health Scotland revealed an average of 22 deaths a week due to alcohol misuse in 2016 – more than two and a half times the number for 1981.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 29th June 2018
 
More than 400,000 British teenagers have been lured into under-aged casino-style gambling through their video gaming, an investigation has revealed. The children, aged 13 to 18, have been able to gamble winnings from their video gaming on websites where they can bet them for cash on roulette wheel spins or other games of chance.
Young PeopleThe Telegraph - 28th June 2018
 
A new report published today by Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK)...highlights the high numbers of children being identified as possible victims of trafficking: In 2017 2,118 children referred into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), the current system for identifying victims of trafficking and modern slavery. Children made up nearly half (41%) of the total number of suspected trafficking victims in 2017, and the number of children suspected of trafficking rose by 66% compared to the previous year.
CrimeCARE - 22nd June 2018
 
Teenagers are spending up to 12 hours online a day mindlessly swiping through social media without looking at any single piece of content for more than a few seconds, a unique study has found.
Young PeopleThe Telegraph - 29th June 2018
 
Up to 650 people died at a hospital on the south coast of England due to an institutional culture which hastened death and undermined the sanctity of life, a major report has found. The review into Gosport War Memorial Hospital, led by the former Bishop of Liverpool, found 456 patients were given opioid drugs “without appropriate clinical indication”.
Social IssuesThe Christian Institute - 22nd June 2018
 
The number of Britons aged over 40 who are addicted to skunk, the super-strength type of cannabis, is rapidly increasing, new figures show. Researchers from the University of York found that the total has more than doubled in the last ten years.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 20th June 2018
 
The latest Government statistics reveal yet another rise in the number of abortions in England and Wales, showing a 2.3% increase from 2016 to 2017. A total of 194,668 abortions in 2017 now brings the number since 1967 to some 9,000,000 abortions. That’s approximately 1 every 3 minutes.
Social IssuesCMF - June 15th 2018 (CARE Impact Direct - 22nd June 2018)
 
There were 1,523 medically assisted deaths in Canada in the last six-month reporting period — a nearly 30 per cent increase over the previous six months. Cancer was the most common underlying medical condition in reported assisted death cases.
World IssuesCBC - June 21st 2018 (CARE Impact Direct - June 22nd 2018)
 
Actor Chris Pratt instructed the next generation to believe that "God is real" during his acceptance speech for winning the MTV 'Generation' award.
What famous people sayPremier - 20th June 2018
 
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