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Surrogacy: 10 things you should know

By Claire Wood, Lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP Same-sex marriage may now be legal, but surrogacy remains a legal minefield in the UK. Surrogacy is an increasingly popular route to parenthood for gay couples, enabling them to have a child genetically connected to one of them.  UK based couples should, however, be fully aware of the […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

There are around 90,000 children in care across the UK, 6,000 of whom need to be adopted.  However, there is a desperate shortage of both adopters and foster carers.  Thousands more people are needed to give these vulnerable children a secure and loving home and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adopters and foster carers […]

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Royal Navy Jobs

  Royal Navy Chef Sector Accountancy, Domestic, IT, Public Sector   Job Type Permanent   Location Various   Benefits excellent pension scheme, six weeks’ paid holiday a year and free medical and dental care   Salary £14,000 to £48,000 Per Annum   Job Summary In the RN, no two days are the same. You could […]

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Stonewall launches new guidance to tackle endemic levels of online abuse

New guidance published in partnership with O2 Almost a quarter of gay young people experience cyberbullying ChildLine survey reveals worrying levels of ‘sexting’ among gay young people Stonewall today launches new guidance in partnership with O2 to help gay young people stay safe online. Staying Safe Online is launching to coincide with Safer Internet Day (11 February) […]

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Call for Commonwealth gay rights

Tuesday 14th February is set to be a day of demos for those calling on all Common Wealth countries to embrace gay rights. A mass kiss-in will take place in Trafalgar Square before a Valentine’s Day card will be delivered to the Queen at her home (Buckingham Palace).  At the moment, 41 Commonwealth countries have […]

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Foster carers needed in Hampshire

If you’ve thought about fostering before, or are just learning about it for the first time, there’s never been a more important time to foster. We urgently need more carers to look after children and young teens to help them achieve their full potential. With over 500 foster carers working with Hampshire County Council to […]

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YOU can foster

Becoming a foster carer is about providing a safe and caring home for a looked-after child; it’s not about sexuality, ethnicity or gender. Tamara and Sherwin are single gay carers in their 30s.  Neither of them can think of a time in their fostering experience when their sexuality has been an issue. Tamara has been […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

For the launch of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week  Barnardo’s is asking more people to consider putting themselves forward as potential foster parents – particularly for older children. More attention needs to be paid to the care of older, vulnerable, children. Nearly twelve thousand (43%) of all the children who entered care in England last […]

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Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed as Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosemary Gillespie as its new Chief Executive. Dr Gillespie joins the charity from the role of Chief Executive of international HIV awareness charity AVERT. Her previous roles have included Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research for […]

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Shortage of Foster Carers Must Be Addressed

There is a current shortage of just over 10,000 foster carers in the UK There are many reasons why children need to be ‘looked after’ by foster carers. Some families have periods of instability due to life issues i.e. medical conditions; depression; family breakdown; learning difficulties; substance dependency; and families struggling to cope. Other children […]

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Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Around 1000 artists and designer-makers across the county of Oxfordshire welcome you this spring for Oxfordshire Artweeks, the longest-running and […]

Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable Working in a pressurised and reactive environment, the job has a […]

Force Enquiry Centre Controllers (PC/Scale 4 bar 5)

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PC/Scale 4 bar 5 To be the first point of contact for all types of calls from the public and […]

Surrogacy: 10 things you should know

By Claire Wood, Lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP Same-sex marriage may now be legal, but surrogacy remains a legal minefield in […]

Same-sex marriage now legal as first couples wed

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The first same-sex weddings have taken place after gay marriage became legal in England and Wales at midnight. Politicians from […]

Same-sex couple marriage act inspires launch of The Gay Wedding Guide

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With the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act coming into place on the 29th March 2014, same sex couples in England […]