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22 Aug 2018
Play is essential for child`s healthy development. However, child`s right to play has been treated more like a luxury than a right. In UK numerous playgrounds are being shut-down, more and more schools reduce playtime to include more lessons, newly...
12 Dec 2017
According to 'The Guardian' the post-Brexit immigration laws may lead to refugee children being separated from their families. These laws contradict the EU Dublin regulation III which states that refugee children have the right to live in extended...
04 Jul 2017
A Russia Today article cites a recent report featured in the Daily Mail, which spotlights the mass enslavement of children and youth throughout England.  The report identifies 1,200 youth in the country being victimized by coerced labor, along with...
22 Feb 2016
The Guardian reports that the UK government’s review of local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs), due to report in March, is reshaping the architecture of child protection. LSCBs are tasked with oversight of agencies that protect children,...
16 Feb 2016
The Local Gov reports that a consultation seeking to clarify the definition of child sexual exploitation has been launched in the UK.  There are a number of different definitions of child sexual exploitation in use across a wide range of voluntary...
23 Jan 2016
BT reports that free childcare plans are in "complete chaos" after a third of the families promised new support ahead of the election are now set to lose out, Labour has claimed.  The government scheme to extend the service from 15 to 30 hours to...
31 Jul 2015
'Personel Today' reports on a new requirement for companies in the UK  to produce a “slavery and human trafficking statement” for every financial year. This requirement will be implemented for those commercial organizations whose an annual turnover...
30 Jul 2015
‘The Guardian’ reports on a new proposal by the Prime Minister of the UK concerning pornography on websites. According to the PM, the websites should introduce age-restriction mechanisms; consequently, there would be issued legislations allowing to...
29 Jul 2015
IB Times reports that UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that over 12,000 UK companies will be forced to show if they have taken measures to prevent child labour and slave labour in their companies, with sanctions applying to firms...
23 Jul 2015
The Telegraph discusses a recent report by the UN Human Rights Committee which calls on the United Kingdom to ban all corporal punishment, including in the home. Currently, England and Wales permit "reasonable punishment," provided implements like...

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