Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is Social Affais Editor 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. Emily is on sabbatical until March 2015

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Seven charged over alleged imprisonment and ill-treatment of Devon care home patients

Seven people have been charged over the alleged imprisonment and ill-treatment of patients with learning difficulties in three Devon care homes.

A rainbow flag is waved outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London

Young, middle class Londoners most likely to be gay

People in the north-east least likely to be out

ChildLine has revealed that more than one in 10 callers report bullying or sexual advances by females

Women can abuse children too - and society must confront it

As ChildLine reveals that more than one in 10 callers report bullying or sexual advances by females, one victim tells his family's story
Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, (left) and Julie Burchill

What did this lesbian rabbi do to make Julie Burchill mad?

A lesbian Jewish leader says she has endured years of vitriol from the writer renowned for her strident style

Joining forces: these young British men featured in an Isis video in which they urged Islamists in the West to join them in Iraq and Syria

Radicalised Muslims in UK more likely to be born in Britain, rich and depressed

Youths from families with deep British roots more susceptible than recent migrants, finds study

Vulnerable older people: Cuts leave many with no care

Councils are scaling back assistance for adults assessed with ‘low’ or ‘moderate’ needs

Ghoncheh Ghavami was arrested for trying to watch a volleyball game in Tehran

Ghoncheh Ghavami: Mother of British-Iranian woman jailed for watching men's volleyball writes open letter to daughter

The mother of a British Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran for watching a volleyball match has spoken publicly for the first time of her anguish at her daughter’s incarceration.

Those most disadvantaged economically during the recession were considerably more likely to have experienced a deterioration in their relationship. Posed by models

Couples hit hardest by the great recession are most likely to break up

The romantic toll of the recession has been revealed as research shows couples who suffered most during the economic downturn are eight times more likely to have broken up than those least affected.

Channel 4’s 'Benefits Street' popularised the idea

So-called 'welfare ghettos', with whole communities on benefits, are a myth, researchers say

The idea of welfare ghettos where whole communities are workless is a myth, according to research by leading academics.

All deaths in prison, immigration detention and probation service approved premises, were up 25 per cent in 2013/14

Prison suicides more than double in a year

All deaths in prison up by a quarter

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The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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