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18 Nov 2019
November 18 2019 is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. This year’s theme is “Empowering children to stop sexual violence”. On this important occassion, the regional project "BRIDGE - Building...
10 Aug 2019
Soccer chief Gordon Taylor was told of horrific child abuse 20 years ago by a victim of football scout Eddie Heath, but wrote back telling him to ‘seek counselling’. Non-recent child abuse, sometimes called historical abuse, is when an adult was...
06 Aug 2019
A report by Charles Geekie QC said chief scout Eddie Heath had groomed and attacked boys, aged 10 to 17, in the 1970s and it alleges that Chelesea officials must have "turned a blind eye to what they saw". Chelsea have now apologised “unreservedly”...
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...
05 Jul 2019
BBC Sports reports that UEFA has contacted the Scottish FA about historic child sexual abuse. The SFA in turn has commissioned an independent review into the matter in 2017 which came back with 100 recommendations. UEFA made a statement that they...
13 Jun 2019
Bob Higgins, 66, from Southampton, was found guilty last year of one count of indecent assault, and a further 45 counts in a retrial at Bournemouth Crown Court. The trials heard that Higgins abused his position of power over young players to take...
07 May 2019
UK's Parliament, with a cross-party group, has commissioned a landmark study into the effects of childhood sexual abuse. A report by an all-party parliamentary group in Westminster sheds new light on the long-lasting effects of hell suffered in...
18 Apr 2018
The law “On children protection from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation” amending Criminal Code of Ukraine came into force on April 18 on the day of its official publication. This law criminalizes sexual relations between adults and persons who...
24 Nov 2017
This was the motto of the international conference, organized by the LEARNING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (LAP), with the financial support of the OAK Foundation. The two-day event (November 17-18) brought together professionals working with children and...
14 Sep 2017
On 3rd September and 4th September, 2017, a seminar on "Prevention of the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth from Residential Services" was held in Pomorie, Bulgaria. Participants were 27 children and young people from the Center for Early...

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