Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday. She was previously a news reporter for The Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards.
10 June 2014 06:42 PM
Courts should consider ordering contraception lessons for problem parents who have had multiple children taken into care, Britain’s most senior family judge said today.
09 June 2014 01:32 AM
Charities say scale of the problem is ‘a stain on the national conscience’
Aderonke Apata deportation case: 'If the Home Office doesn’t believe I’m gay, I’ll send them a video that proves it'
08 June 2014 09:25 PM
A Nigerian asylum-seeker tells Emily Dugan she is far from alone in her struggle with the Home Office
08 June 2014 12:00 AM
05 June 2014 08:51 PM
Ten-fold increase in number of people whose care arrangements need to be independently assessed causing vast backlog
Half of all mothers will not take full maternity leave - because they are scared of losing their jobs
02 June 2014 07:59 AM
Research reveals that women re-enter the workforce early because of job security fears
30 May 2014 05:49 PM
More families are in debt to HMRC through no fault of their own, according to Government data, which shows the proportion of tax credits that were overpaid soared last year.
29 May 2014 08:42 PM
Exclusive : Campaigners say families living below the breadline are being harassed by phone and text message for money they do not have
27 May 2014 12:51 AM
Four out of 10 over-65s do not use the internet. The state should offer lessons, report says
Boarding schools struggle to deal with race 'ghettoes' with foreign children now forming a third of boarders
26 May 2014 06:35 PM
Offspring of the super-rich sometimes refuse to do their own housework and expect hotel service from boarding staff.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more