ITV News has learned that the government will announce plans to tackle female genital mutilation in Britain.Read the full story ›
We've learnt a great deal looking at the cases in Oxford and Rochdale and the way that vulnerable women endure giving evidence and Britain has introduced shorter time in the witness box and allowed evidence via videolink.
There is progress, but, campaigners are saying to me tonight, not enough.
Judges and prosecutors need to have special training in these cases and that does not yet extend to defence barristers.
All of this is being driven by a wider cultural change about the way witnesses are seen in cases like this.
2013 has shown a number of serious failures in care across the social care sectors. Heartbreak can give way to hope if lessons are learned.Read the full story ›
Schools are having to work to help pupils who do not speak English natively - they insist they are adapting, but some locals are worried.Read the full story ›
These reports set out a chronic and larger problem within society affecting us all: The damaging and widely held views about women and sex.Read the full story ›
The search engines have stepped up to the plate - their reforms will help remove video child abuse content more quickly and comprehensively.Read the full story ›
It is always easy to apply hindsight after Hamzah Khan's death and in such a tragedy easy too to apportion blame.Read the full story ›
Charities claim society's most vulnerable bear the brunt of the welfare reforms as new figures show a rise in benefit payment suspensions.Read the full story ›
As the last handful of Remploy factories close their doors for the last time, many workers feel they are losing a lot more than a job.Read the full story ›