Emily Dugan is Social Affairs 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
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
23 October 2014 12:00 AM
Parkinson's and MS sufferers losing out on benefits
Supreme Court victory for mesothelioma sufferers: Asbestos cancer victims can apply for compensation
22 October 2014 07:14 PM
Workers exposed in factories while working for another employer can now pursue factory where they were exposed for compensation
21 October 2014 06:22 PM
Australian Scott Robert Hansen pleads guilty to three charges
20 October 2014 04:25 PM
The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission calls for parents to be taught how to raise children and for fairer work experiences in efforts to end child poverty
UK dementia care: Watchdog finds 'staggering' 90% of British care homes and hospitals provide poor care for Alzheimer's sufferers
13 October 2014 12:20 AM
Nine out of 10 hospitals and care homes were found to have aspects of variable or poor care for those with Alzheimer’s and related conditions
13 October 2014 12:19 AM
Almost a quarter of men living alone have contact with their children less than once a month, compared with 15 per cent of older women
10 October 2014 06:23 PM
The couple behind the pressure group Fathers4Justice who claimed a former lobbyist was harassing them have had an application for an injunction against him dismissed due to “a total absence of evidence”.
09 October 2014 10:57 PM
An extraordinary hearing will shed light on a bitter dispute involving a Conservative MP and the self-appointed champions of parental rights
09 October 2014 12:06 AM
Proportion of renters unable to save for deposit leaps 13% in two years
08 October 2014 07:09 PM
An illegal gangmaster who made Romanian workers scavenge in bins while charging them to live in an unheated shed has been fined just £500.
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
In defence of liberal democracy
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 4 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'