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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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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...
05 Dec 2009
‘IPS News’ reports that a week-long Children’s Climate Forum was organised by UNICEF in Copenhagen to coincide with the world forum on climate Change. Young people from 44 countries demanded that leaders take action on climate...
05 Dec 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that according to a recent research, 40% of 9-years-olds have been vicims of bullying in the past year, boys and girls at similar rates. Among boys the most prominent form was verbal bullying while among girls...
04 Dec 2009
‘Macedonia Onine’ reports that Ministers of Interior of Kosovo and Macedonia signed an agreement on police cooperation, which includes cooperation for fighting human trafficking. The document will be the basis of further operational...
04 Dec 2009
‘The Diplomat Bucharest’ reports about the newly opened refugee center in Timisoara, Romania, where most refugees were resettled from unsafe centers in Iraq. It serves as a ‘decompression zone’ for refugees fleeing...
04 Dec 2009
‘IPS News’ reports that recent amendments to the anti-terror law makes it possible to sentence children as terrorists for up to 50 years in prison. According to figures there are 3’000 children currently in prison in Turkey,...
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...
30 Nov 2009
‘Helsingin Sanomat’ published a news analysis by writer Kimmo Oksanen, about the phenomenon of Romanian beggars in Helsinki streets, after a criminal gang involved in trafficking was caught in Brichis, Romania. He expresses his...

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