The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has defended recent reforms to disability benefits, but the charity the Disabilities Trust says the changes are part of a "triple whammy" of factors affecting disabled people, alongside cutbacks by local authorities and changes to housing benefit in England, Scotland and Wales.
Barnado's, the Children's Society, Care and Ecpat have backed calls to introduce independent guardians for trafficked children in care homes. An amendment to the Immigration Bill on the subject is due to be debated in the House of Lords later today.
The equality charity Stonewall has criticised the ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
The nitrogen pollution contributing to Britain’s smog poses the biggest threat to wildlife that the public has never heard of, according to wildlife charity Buglife.