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.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
- 4 Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda': Singer finally releases predictable video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence