Police call for more Traveller sites, not the criminalisation of Gypsy and Traveller families

Today, Friends Families and Travellers (FFT) have released a damning report which found that the overwhelming majority of police responses to the Government’s 2018 consultation on unauthorised encampments do not want more eviction powers. Despite this, on the 3rd of November 2019 the Home Secretary announced a fresh consultation on more eviction powers for police. … Read more

Last updated Nov 14, 2019

FFT response to Home Office announcement of consultation on criminalising trespass

Two children sitting talking on a Traveller site

On Sunday 3rd November, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the government is to begin consulting on making trespass a criminal offence. Friends Families and Travellers response: “We completely oppose the Home Office announcement of a consultation on criminalising trespass. It is clear that the proposals would have a devastating impact on Gypsy and Traveller … Read more

Last updated Nov 5, 2019

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