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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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20 Nov 2009
‘ERRC’ reports on its website that the Czech Prime Minister expressed his regret over instances of coerced sterilisation that took place between 1970s and 1990. The ERRC together with other NGOs congratulated the Czech goverenment for...
20 Nov 2009
‘Guardian’ reports that according to a research by Save the Children, 98% of children in state care in Central and Eastern Europe are not actually orphans but have at least one living parent. It is poverty rather than actual absence of...
20 Nov 2009
OSCEE reports on its website that a workshop was organised in Strumica to p**romote the social inclusion of children in street situations and their families. The framework developed calls for an integrated solution involving all relevant...
20 Nov 2009
OSCE reports on its website that a t*wo-day training course was organised for 100 labour inspectors and social workers.* It was designed to build the capacity of agencies to identify cases of trafficking for the purposes of labour exploitation.
19 Nov 2009
Amnesty International published a press release calling on the Albanian authorities to ensure that children are not placed in orphanages due to the poverty of the family. Through greater assistance and support provided to such families, children...
19 Nov 2009
‘UN Radio reports that UNICEF is calling on governments in Eastern Europe to accelerate reforms on social child care services in response to the current economic crisis. It says that poverty and disability of the child often pushes...
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...
19 Nov 2009
‘The Independent’ reports that in the 12 months since the Forced Marriage and Civil Protection Act came into force, 86 forced marriage protection orders were issued. Also, a training program has been designed for police officers how to...
16 Nov 2009
‘The New York Times’ published a descriptive article about migrants reaching Greece from Turkey by boat. According to coast guards the boats are often driven by Turkish youngsters, 16-17-years-old, who cannot be prosecuted under...
16 Nov 2009
‘Herald’ reports that a woman was arrested at the airport as she was trying to bring in a 12-year-old girl to the country on false papers. She first claimed the girl was her daughter, but in fact she only met her before the trip and...

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