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BBK Manifesto: Revamp the Service Complaints process

The Service Complaints process is still not truly independent and needs updating to build trust among personnel, BBK believes. We have spoken to thousands of…

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas
BBK Manifesto: Improve the accessibility of public transport

We call for greater investment in public transport to improve access for travellers with disabilities, whose commute can take up to five times longer than…

By Victoria Oliver
BBK Manifesto: Change the sexual trauma jurisdiction

If you are a Service person you are less likely to get justice where you have been the victim of a sexual crime, so we…

By Claire Withey
BBK Manifesto: Build accessible homes

BBK is calling for a change in national policy to ensure new homes are built to accessible and adaptable standards as research shows the UK’s…

By Victoria Oliver
BBK Manifesto: Criminalise sexual relationships between trainees and commanding officers

During his time as Defence Secretary, the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, promised to criminalise sexual relationships between trainees and commanding officers. He expressed this…

By Hannah Swarbrick
BBK Manifesto: Expand concussion in sport guidelines to prevent injuries

National guidelines on concussion in grassroots sports should be expanded to focus on preventing injuries rather than simply managing them after they happen, BBK says.…

By Cheryl Abrahams
BBK Manifesto: Update e-scooter legislation

We call for laws to be introduced to regulate e-scooter usage. Figures from the Department for Transport, released in November 2023, found in the year…

By Joshua Hughes
BBK Manifesto: Improve road safety with 20mph zones and smart motorway changes

Every day in the UK, five people lose their lives and 82 people are seriously injured on our roads. That is one death or serious…

By Ben Pepper
BBK Manifesto: Introduce mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

Countless children have missed out on better protection against abusers as the Government drags its feet over a new mandatory reporting policy, BBK says, as…

By Rebecca Sheriff
BBK Manifesto: Expand ‘position of trust’ roles to protect more children

I specialise in representing survivors of sexual abuse and unfortunately have seen the often severe repercussions of adults breaching their positions of authority, power and trust. It…

By David McClenaghan
BBK’s Manifesto for Injured People #ChampioningChange

Over the last eight months, we have been working on Bolt Burdon Kemp’s Manifesto for Injured People. At BBK we are passionate about supporting injured…

By Jonathan Wheeler
Secondary victim conjoined appeal moves the goalposts for claims

New case law has changed the scope for successful claims for secondary victims. It’s an unwelcome step for many, but does clarify some grey areas…

By Awel Roberts
Heart surgeon Amal Bose charged with sexual assaults against staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A senior heart surgeon has been charged with 14 counts of sexual assault against women at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Amal Bose, 54, who was formerly…

By Hayyin Fan
Understanding post-traumatic amnesia (PTA)

Post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) is a condition that happens after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can show up as confusion, having trouble remembering recent events…

By Hanan Zakher
Family and children behind more child sexual abuse than grooming gangs, figures suggest

Child abuse is more frequently perpetrated by family members and other children than by grooming gangs, recent analysis by a police taskforce indicates. The taskforce,…

By Raphael Amyrotos
Busting common myths and misconceptions about strokes

Stroke Awareness Month is a crucial time to educate ourselves about a condition that affects millions of people globally each year. Despite its prevalence, strokes…

By Jo Chapman
Myotonic Dystrophy symptoms that can lead to stroke

Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) is a hereditary disease that leads to muscle weakness and degeneration, and an increased risk of stroke. Although DM is rare, affecting…

By Hokman Wong
The silent struggle: Abuse in sports and why it can go unreported

Sport has always been a vital part of many people’s lives, shaping their physical health, social interactions, and personal development. It represents a source of…

By Martyna Lewczuk
ABI Week 2024: Ethan’s story shows brain injury can change everything in an instant

This week marks Action for Brain Injury Week, an important time when Headway, the brain injury association, works tirelessly to raise awareness about the profound…

By Kate O'Brien
Missed opportunity to protect children with new laws on duty to report sexual abuse

Proposed laws to protect children from sexual abuse do not go far enough, we believe. The Government has published its response to hundreds of organisations…

By Emma Barrow
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