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14 Oct 2019
Based on a recent UK study of social workers’ digital capabilities majority of the social workers don’t feel their initial education prepares them for using digital technologies in practice, but most respondents rated their digital skills as ‘good...

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10 Oct 2019
The article below was written by Maddie Grounds, content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that help undocumented migrants to regulate their status in the UK.  The views expressed are that of the...
08 Oct 2019
Drama workshops were organized in the UK to raise awareness of criminal child exploitation, as part of the wider Greater Manchester Exploitation Week of Action. The aim was to reinforce the fact that no matter what a person under the age of 18  may...
06 Oct 2019
A recent study conducted by the University of Birmingham shows that children who are victims of various forms of child abuse or neglect are four times more prone to mental illnesses such as psychoses, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder than those...
03 Oct 2019
The recent MIRRA (Memory – Identity – Rights in records – Access) study reveals that children and young people’s voices are mainly missing from their records, effective record-keeping by local authorities are not valued and people received often...
03 Oct 2019
‘Innovative Programme’, funded by the British government is designed to help support families where children are at risk of going into care because of their parents’ problems with mental health, domestic violence or addiction. The program aims to...
02 Oct 2019
Safe Passage urges the UK government to urgently evacuate unaccompanied children in danger on Greek islands and safely reunited with their families in the UK. A no-deal Brexit may block the route to a family reunion. Safe Passage (UK based charity...
18 Sep 2019
Crimes involving the sexual grooming of children have been on the rise in recent years, according to the British police in Shropshire. From April 2018 until April of 2019, local law enforcement authorities investigated 70 percent more child sexual...
10 Sep 2019
In 2015, more than 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children sought asylum in Europe. Last year that number dropped to nearly 20,000. This last week, the Fostering Across Borders (FAB) project, aimed at supporting these children by training care...
30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and professionals within...

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