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21 Dec 2012
‘The Independent’ reports that the level of child victims of human trafficking taken into care only to go missing again is scandalous. Only a “very few” local authorities were aware of the numbers of children they have in...
20 Dec 2012
‘The Guardian’ reports that broadcasters have been summoned to a meeting with media regulator Ofcom over concerns about the exploitation of children in programmes. All of the major broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4,...
20 Dec 2012
‘Scotsman’ reports that almost half of Scotland’s young runaways are at risk of being sexually exploited and most of them are unaware of the risks they face, Barnardo’s has warned. The children’s charity is now working alongside...
18 Dec 2012
‘Daily Mail’ reports that two brothers who used the internet to sexually abuse 110 children around the world have been jailed for five years. They targeted victims aged between 12 and 16 on social networking and instant messaging...
18 Dec 2012
‘The Telegraph’ reports that schoolchildren as young as 13 are routinely swapping explicit photographs of themselves, an investigation has found. Teenagers are being subjected to such graphic sexualisation they consider the practices “...
18 Dec 2012
‘This is Lancashire’ reports that the leader of Bolton Council has pledged to work with the new police commissioner to tackle child sex exploitation. The panel also includes two independent members, and, after it’s first meeting, Labour...
04 Dec 2012
‘BBC News’ reports that the number of children arrested by the police has fallen by a third since 2008. Police arrested 209,000 under-18s in 2011, down from 315,923 in 2008.The Howard League for Penal Reform said 10 forces in England...
22 Nov 2012
‘The Guardian’ reports that thousands of children are raped and abused each year, with many more cases going unreported by victims and unrecorded by the authorities, according to an official study presented as the most comprehensive...
20 Nov 2012
‘Mirror’ reports that at least 347 children as young as 11 were held in police cells last year over fears of mental illness. The Mental Helath Act allows police to take people they think are mentally ill and in “need of care or...
19 Nov 2012
‘NSPCC’ reports that ChildLine has published a new report Caught in a Trap. Based on the voices of 413 children and young people, the report contains many direct quotations from children who have only been able to tell ChildLine of...

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