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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 2011
‘Huffington Post’ reports that child sex trafficking is to be tackled by Plymouth students who will collaborate with the NHS (National Health Service) to produce a film in the hope of raising awareness about the risks. Filming will take...
21 Dec 2011
‘New Europe’ reports that Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg, following the release of his report concerning a visit to Slovakia said that “Concrete action to counter anti-Gypsyism and discrimination against Roma must be given...
20 Dec 2011
‘Children and Young People Now’ reports that the government is planning to strengthen the role of the children’s commissioner for England, with a greater emphasis on protecting the rights of the most vulnerable children. The...
20 Dec 2011
‘Worldcrunch’ reports that Macedonia has become a new transit country for Afghan and Pakistani immigrants who gather near the Serbian border as they try to find their way into the European Union. Macedonian police turn a blind eye, and...
19 Dec 2011
‘Times of Malta’ reports about the Europol operation ‘Icarus’ which targeted child sex abuse file-sharing networks and which lead to the arrest of 12 suspects in 22 countries. The investigations are ongoing and special focus...
18 Dec 2011
‘SETimes’ reports that according to the Serbian Interior and Justice ministries Serbian police identified 78 victims of human trafficking and filed 25 criminal complaints against 43 perpetrators, in 2011. The vast majority of the...
18 Dec 2011
‘Salon’ reports that Google announced that it is donating $11.5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery of some 27 million people around the world. In what is believed to be the largest-ever corporate grant...
15 Dec 2011
‘Balkan Insight’ reports that the UN Special Rapporteur on migrants, Francois Crepeau, urged Tirana to do more to help Albanian citizens living abroad register their children. An estimated one-third of Albania’s population now...
15 Dec 2011
‘Public Finance’ reports that government spending on childcare is essential to reduce child poverty and female unemployment and it will help boost the economy too. The IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is publishing a new...
14 Dec 2011
‘The Malta Independent Online’ reports that according to a national report published,13 babies born to women attending the Substance Misuse Outpatient Unit in 2010, 11 newborn babies needed opioid replacement treatment after birth. The...

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