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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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25 Jul 2019
According to a survey carried out in 2016, nearly 1 in 3 students aged 18–19 in Norway said they have experienced some type of a physical, sexual offence. In 75% of these cases, the offender was a person known to the victim. Despite the prevalence...
20 Feb 2019
Growing up is difficult, and even more so for children from foster homes and institutions. Research shows that these children have far fewer resources and people to rely upon once they outgrow the child welfare services, compared to their peers....
21 Nov 2018
BBC is reporting about another child abuse scandal in Norway, considered to be the biggest sexual abuse case in this country so far. According to the reporting, a 26-years old man has been arrested and charged with abuse of more than 300 teenage...
03 Aug 2018
Where calls to strengthen child protection services (CPS) are common place in many countries, there is an instance where a strong CPS has the potential to become too 'aggressive'. This BBC report looks at Norway's CPS, after a scandal revealed that...
26 Aug 2016
The Global Times reports on an increase in the number of children exploited for human trafficking in Norway, in connection with the increase in unaccompanied minor asylum seekers arriving in the country. Of the 301 human trafficking cases in 2015,...
01 Jul 2016
The Independent reports that the number of migrants entering Norway has dropped by 95%. New policies implemented by the Norwegian government have been designed to deter people from crossing the border and the government has hailed these measures as...
15 Apr 2016
A recent article by BBC magazine unravels concerns about the child protection service in Norway. Child protection professionals and activists in the country and around the worry that Norwegian social workers are "often too quick to separate children...
07 Mar 2016
The Human Rights Watch reports on the migrant crisis and the response found in Norway and Portugal.  In a rare piece of good news in Europe’s migrant crisis, Portugal and Norway are opening their doors to thousands of asylum seekers. Other countries...
09 Feb 2016
Pantagraph reports that the Norwegian police said Tuesday that they are investigating several cases of sex offenders allegedly abusing children at asylum-seekers' reception centers in the country. Swedish police, meanwhile, arrested more than a...
02 Feb 2016
RT reports that at least 61 minors were married when they sought asylum in Norway last year, several of whom were under the country's age of sexual consent. The youngest was an 11-year-old girl, according to government figures.  At least 10 girls...

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