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.
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.
26 May 2014 12:29 AM
The number of households remortgaging properties has risen to the highest level since before the recession, according to figures.
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 4 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
- 5 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it