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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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07 Oct 2019
Twenty-five percent of teens surveyed have already witnessed their peers making and sharing sexually explicit content about others, according to an international study. Orsolya Táler, CEO of the Blue Line Children’s Crisis Foundation, groups online...
20 Sep 2019
In Hungary, each week a woman dies by the hand of her partner or ex-partner. Statistics on Parlament.hu shows that: it is eight times higher the risk that a woman to be killed by her partner, than a stranger, every fifth woman lived in an abusive...
17 Sep 2019
Very often when fatal consequences occur in children served by child protection agencies and services, the question arises as to whether they can do something to prevent it, some critics argue that they could seriously risk the lives of children....
04 Nov 2018
Portal Analitika reported about a three-day Reuters training for Montenegrin journalists organized by the Agency for Electronic Media and UNICEF. Media in Montenegro should deal more responsibly with topics that include children and youth,...
10 Apr 2018
In more than 130 countries, since 2011, around the world, April the 12th is marked as International Day for Street Children. Previous year was significant since the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted  its General Comment  on Children in...
22 Nov 2016
The 'Daily Mail' reports that children as young as six are reportedly being paid just 22p an hour to make the toys for Kinder Eggs. Poor families in Romania are working for 13 hours a day inside their home carefully assembling the tiny fun-size...
26 Sep 2016
The Guardian reports that up to eight million children live in orphanages across the world, despite more than 90% having at least one living parent. Disabled children are overwhelmingly represented, and can remain in institutionalised care for life...
22 Aug 2016
Jan Coles, head of a Child Sex Exploitation team, writes for The Mirror on the tell-tale signs children are being groomed, forced, coerced or tricked into performing a sexual act. This piece is written as a follow up to the news surrounding the...
07 Aug 2016
The Guardian reports that the resignation of Lowell Goddard as chair of the official inquiry into historical child sex abuse is an opportunity to now focus on the really critical issue. For the inquiry to be credible the whole purpose must be to...
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...

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