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27 Aug 2018
This article describes the legal issues surrounding an Anglo Russian case in July 2018. At the root of the issue was the child's right to be heard and it's antagonism with the Convention's mandate for the requested state to recognise an order from...
12 Mar 2017
In this article, the Dorset Echo reports on a blog written by Martyn Underhill in which he explains how providing "age appropriate sex and relationship education" is an important step towards safeguarding vulnerable children. 
24 Oct 2016
Beta News reports that the UK government has failed to implement promised laws that would help to protect vulnerable children from online predators in England and Wales. Back in 2014, the then-Prime Minister David Cameron said he would introduce a...
12 Jul 2016
In this UNICEF press release, UNICEF, in conjunction with other charities such as the British Red Cross, International Rescue Committee and Refugee Action and the Refugee Council calls on the British government to do more to ensure the reunion of...
22 Jun 2016
The Guardian reports on the potential implications of Brexit on the adoption of EU migrant children in Britain. The report focusses on a number of high profile cases - including that of two Roma children - which eventually were settled at the UK...
23 Feb 2016
The BBC reports that victims of people trafficking who are pregnant or have children have had their needs "systematically overlooked" in the UK.The report - by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group - said the provision of access to safe...
14 Aug 2015
The Guardian reports on the case of a young Latvian girl named CB, who was born in England and taken from her mother by the authorities after suffering physical and emotional neglect. The girl was placed with a prospective adoptive home and courts...
04 Dec 2014
‘The Independent’ reports on comments from the UK’s Children Commissioner that government cuts run the risk of breaching the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which instructs signatories to protect against the effects of...
11 Nov 2013
‘The Independent’ reports of a recent child abduction case between the UK and Russia. After a Christmas visit the husband refused to return the two sons to the mother living in the UK. The mother has asked Russian judges to enforce an...
21 Nov 2011
‘BBC News’ reports that the Royal National Children’s Foundation is calling on more local councils in England to send vulnerable children to boarding school rather than into care. “Our research shows that boarding school can...

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