Domestic abusers will face tags and tougher management under new measures to protect people from harassment, aggression and violence, and focus on stopping domestic abuse before it takes place. ForContinue reading
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House of Lords: Investing to reduce child poverty
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Lords about the importance of investing to reduce child poverty. Watch: “My Lords, I tooContinue reading
Message from Bishop Rachel, 29 November 2022
We live in a world in which we are acutely aware that ‘nation lifts up sword against nation’ and there is mess and pain and injustice. Whether it’s the narrative around immigration, or a fuel crisis, or the damage inflicted on our planet, or indeed the price of eggs, there is talk of justice in the public square.
Thankfully, in our vision of LIFE Together we have committed to be ‘advocates for flourishing through initiatives which combat injustice…’ yet I am under no illusion that acting with justice is easy or straightforward, and of course mercy and love must also be brought to the table.
Making sense of sentencing – Bishop Rachel hosts event at House of Lords
On 22 November 2022, The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek, hosted an event in the House of Lords to raise awareness of the impact of long-term sentences on prisoners and victims.
Bishop Rachel questions the Government about issues around body image
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the House of Lords today; “Can the Noble Lord Minister say what assessment the Government has made about the potential merits of labelling digitallyContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Speaking as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Bishop Rachel spoke in favour of a Women’s Justice Board, as well as on violence reduction orders. The videosContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences.
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences (imprisonment for public protection). She spoke in favour of amendments which have support across the House. Read theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on parental imprisonment
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, on the ethics around an amendment that would affect parental imprisonment. Watch in full:Continue reading
Bishop Rachel pushes for change to women’s justice system
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rachel Treweek, hosted an event in the House of Lords to highlight the need to divert women from the criminal justice system and abolish short term prison sentencing for women with non-violent crimes.
Bishop Rachel asks a question in the House of Lords
This Monday, Bishop Rachel asked “My Lords, during the passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill, now Act, your Lordships’ discussed how best to protect migrant victims of abuse. Would theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel, as a Lord Spiritual and in her role as Anglican Bishop for Prisons in England and Wales, hosted an online forum to discuss the Police, Crime, Sentencing andContinue reading
Government’s final responses on Domestic Abuse Bill Amendment
In a final series of statements on the imminent Domestic Abuse Bill, the Government has responded to Bishop Rachel’s proposed Amendment regarding support for migrant victims of domestic abuse. SpeakingContinue reading
Bishop Rachel introduces a revised amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill
Bishop Rachel challenges the Government’s suggested Domestic Abuse pilot project, as she introduces a revised amendment
Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill
Prisons should be places where the root causes of offending can begin to be addressed.
Bishop Rachel speaks on inclusivity
Bishop Rachel gave a speech in the House of Lords today, during a debate on an inclusive society. She spoke on three areas: children and young people, churches and faithContinue reading
Bishop Rachel: women prison-leavers must be supported into safe housing
Campaigners call on Parliamentarians to stop Government releasing up to 6 out of 10 women from prison to homelessness Today, campaigners, including women with lived experience of the issue, willContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaking in the House of Lords this week
A roundup of the instances of Bishop Rachel bringing questions or speaking for amendments in the House of Lords this week. Monday Mar 15 “What is the Government doing toContinue reading
Government is failing vulnerable victims of domestic abuse
Bishop Rachel’s article as featured in The Times, Redbox, on Monday 15 March 2021 “One of the strange things about this viral pandemic is that we are reacting and respondingContinue reading
Domestic Abuse: Bishop Rachel’s amendment on Migrant Victims of Abuse
Bishop Rachel has addressed the House of Lords on Amendment 151 (in her name); an amendment titled Migrant Victims of Abuse. This amendment seeks to ensure migrant victims of abuseContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks on the Domestic Abuse Bill in the House of Lords
Addressing the House of Lords remotely, Bishop Rachel speaks to amendments to the Domestic Abuse bill ~ about women being abused, and acting in self defence. Speaking in her roleContinue reading
Bishop Rachel asks a question in the House of Lords
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords this afternoon, to ask the Government what assessment they have made of the wellbeing of children under five, and what steps areContinue reading
Changing the perfect picture enquiry
#liedentity evidence used for government enquiry.
Bishop calls for joined up approach to early years interventions
Investment in ‘Best Beginnings’, ranging from Children and Family hubs to midwives and health visitors will tackle problems at the beginning of a child’s life rather than waiting until crises develop in later years.
Carrying the Christ Light
Prison Fellowship got to sit down with Bishop Rachel and talk about her passion for her work for women within the criminal justice system. Read the whole interview here.Continue reading