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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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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...
29 Aug 2017
The prominent fact-finding blog "Kettos Merce" ('double standard') published a writing by Fanni Des who clarifies falsehoods and misconceptions around child sexual abuse. She points out that - even though this is NOT the case in Hungary - children...
04 Jul 2017
A Russia Today article cites a recent report featured in the Daily Mail, which spotlights the mass enslavement of children and youth throughout England.  The report identifies 1,200 youth in the country being victimized by coerced labor, along with...
06 Mar 2017
Council of Europe has announced new report focusing on the protection of children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and abuse. Key detected challenges are: non-comprehensive data collection, inadequate reception conditions,...
18 Oct 2016
Today marks 18 October - European Day Against Human Trafficking. To mark this day, the Office of the National Coordinator against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kosovo, will host the conference of EU Day Against...
23 Sep 2016
According to Kevin Hyland- the UK’s new anti-slavery commissioner- as reported in The Guardia, a failure to respond to the needs of child refugees in Calais leaves them at risk of exploitation to modern slavery. The commissioner claimed that a lack...
12 Sep 2016
This report from the OCCRP documents the case of a prostitution ring accused of coercing minors into prostitution in the Southern Town of Mizil. It is reported that the group had allegedly been protected by the town’s police chief who protected the...
26 Aug 2016
The Global Times reports on an increase in the number of children exploited for human trafficking in Norway, in connection with the increase in unaccompanied minor asylum seekers arriving in the country. Of the 301 human trafficking cases in 2015,...
01 Aug 2016
In this press release Save the Children comment on the increasing trend whereby young migrant children (especially girls) are falling victim to sexual exploitation at the hands of human traffickers as the reach Italy. The number of unaccompanied...
29 Jul 2016
The Telegraph reports that unaccompanied migrant children are being forced into exploitation and child labor (including child sexual exploitation) upon arrival in Europe. Many are informed that they must work to repay 'debts' owed to human...

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