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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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21 Dec 2009
“The Times” published a feature article about the Somali community in London and quotes several stories of Somali refugees who settled in the UK but then later returned to fight on either side, some becoming suicide bombers.
17 Dec 2009
The ‘Independent’ reports that in the time of crisis, families in the UK that would take their schoolgirls to their home countries to have the female genital mutilation done there, are now inviting the ‘cutters’ to the UK...
17 Dec 2009
‘Guardian’ published a feature story about a mother and baby unit at the Eastwood Park prison. The article tries to analyse whether this is the best solution for the children. According to statistics about 18,000 children suffer each...
12 Dec 2009
‘The Independent’ reports that 60 children’s authors and illustrators are using the famous ‘Peddington bear’ and its story of arriving in London and being cared for by an English couple, to highlight the Government...
06 Dec 2009
The ‘BBC’ reported a case of an 11-year-old girl in South Yorkshire, who was forced into a child prostitution ring. According to the Coalition for the Removal of Pimping there are more than 400 families affected by child sexual...
06 Dec 2009
‘Guardian’ reports that a coalition of royal medical colleges warned the government that children detained face risk of mental health problems, self-harm and suicide. The doctors are challenging the asylum system by declaring that...
04 Dec 2009
‘The Star’ reports of a court case in which five people are on trial for trafficking a Slovakian, 15-year-old girl into the UK and for forced sexual exploitation. The girl testified that all all of her earnings were taken away. The...
04 Dec 2009
‘BBC’ reports that the British government will introduce lessons in using the internet safely in the curriculum of primary schools and a major information campaign – “_Zip it, Block it, Flag it”_- targeting children...
22 Nov 2009
‘BBC’ reports that the six people arrested on suspicion of human trafficking have been released without charge. After thorough investigation the police found no evidence of exploitation or criminality. Related News: 23.11.09 15...
19 Nov 2009
‘Guardian’ reports that last year 145 young people went missing from local authority care homes. 90% of them were unaccompanied asylum seeking children. The survey was done by the charity Care Leavers’ Association, but six...

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