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  • Leading psychologists urge government to make “compassion therapy” part of school catch-up plan

    April 30, 2021

    Forty of the country’s leading psychologists have written to the government urging them to offer compassion training and therapy to pupils and teachers as part of the education “catch-up” plan (see full letter below).

    The letter states that there are “innumerable mental challenges to be navigated if we are to bring children and teachers back into a school environment and ensure that their education has not and will not suffer because of Covid.”

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  • Our submission to inquiry into Gender Sensitive Parliament

    April 16, 2021

    Compassion in Politics has made a formal submission to Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into a "Gender Sensitive Parliament."

    The inquiry has been launched to assess progress towards creating a more inclusive environment in parliament for non-male politicians. 

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  • Make international climate agreements legally enforceable say public

    April 06, 2021

    Three in five people (58%) would like international agreements on climate change to become legally enforceable according to polling released today.

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  • Compassion in Politics submission to Code of Conduct inquiry

    March 17, 2021

    Compassion in Politics has made a formal submission to the Committee on Standards' inquiry into the MPs Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct sets out the behavioural expectations of MPs in terms of how they treat one another, their staff, and their constituents.

     

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  • 4 in 5 back efforts to curb toxic anonymous social media accounts

    March 02, 2021

    The public overwhelmingly support interventions to reduce the number and influence of anonymous social media accounts according to polling released today.

    In a survey conducted by Opinium with Compassion in Politics, 4 in 5 social media users (81%) say that they would be willing to provide a piece of personal identification to a social media platform in order to receive a “verified” account.

    Creating “verified” users with the option to filter out all “non-verified” users from their social media news streams is seen as one of the most effective options for curtailing the reach of anonymous accounts. According to the survey, 3 in 4 (72%) people would choose to remove all unverified user-content from their feed if that option was available.

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  • Event: tackling online abuse through the Online Harms Bill

    February 05, 2021

    On 3rd February 2021 the All-Party Groups for Compassionate Politics and Digital Regulation and Responsibility co-hosted a parliamentary on online abuse - why we need to address it and how that can be done using the upcoming government's Online Harms Bill. 

    The event was Chaired by Debbie Abrahams MP - Co-Chair of the APPG for Compassionate Politics and MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth - and closed by Jeremy Wright MP, Chair of the APPG for Digital Regulation and Responsibility. Panelists were:

    • Seyi Akiwowo, Director of Glitch
    • Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher at HOPE not hate
    • Siobhan Baillie, MP for Stroud
    • Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury.

    You can watch clips of each of the speakers and the full session below.

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  • Government should extend Equality Act to cover economic inequality say public

    January 23, 2021