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09 Dec 2015
Newsweek reports that hundreds of children have gone missing over the past year since arriving in the U.K. as asylum seekers, according to a report by British newspaper The Observer. According to Freedom of Information responses from 132 local...
30 Nov 2015
Anglican Communion News Service reports that the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, set up by the British government to examine “whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect...
26 Nov 2015
Spenborough Guardian reports that night time workers in Spenborough district (UK) are being offered free training to help protect young people from sexual exploitation and abuse. Hotel and bar workers, taxi drivers, licensees and others who work...
26 Nov 2015
The Telegraph reports that the latest official estimate of the extent of the problem of sexual abuse in UK is alarming, suggesting that hundreds of thousands of cases are going unreported. Only one in eight comes to the notice of the authorities,...
26 Nov 2015
In order to mark the 26th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Rights Respecting Schools from across UK took part in OutRight – a week of activities celebrating and promoting children’s rights. This ...
24 Nov 2015
The Guardian reports that The Roma Bridging Sounds Youth Orchestra was set up in 2014 with Arts Council money by the Roma Support Group and Newham Music charities. Roma children make up just under a third of the orchestra and the remainder are...
24 Nov 2015
BBC News reports that, according to a recent study carried out in UK, the majority of child sex abuse is carried out by family or friends and up to 85% goes unreported. The report found that 1) two-thirds of child sexual abuse took place within the...
16 Nov 2015
On Friday, 20th November UNICEF is marking 26 years since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was born and two years since they launched the ground-breaking Child Rights Partners programme. Over the last two years, UNICEF has been...
16 Nov 2015
This blog is the first of a series UNICEF UK is publishing this week to mark the anniversaries of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and of their Child Rights Partners programme. In Northern Ireland, UNICEF is working with Derry &...
08 Nov 2015
BBC reports that hi-tech police crime units in UK dealing with incidents of suspected child abuse have developed a backlog of cases. Data has shown that more than 1,800 cases are still waiting to be processed by police.

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