News

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.
Or check out the last week top read news or publications!

143 items available. Click here to search.
14 Jan 2020
Although there are at least 55 million children in Europe who experience some kind of violence each year, according to WHO incidents of interpersonal violence are widely unreported. According to the estimations, 9.6% of children under the age of 18...
10 Jan 2020
Child abuse cases sometimes go unreported in Hungary due to lack of attention or in order to avoid conflict. Any physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment qualifies as abuse, and anyone who does not prevent or report it, qualifies as an accessory...
06 Jan 2020
In 2019, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) dealt with more than 132,000 reports containing child sexual abuse material — 26% more than in 2018, and the numbers are rising. There are several reasons for this increase in reports, including better...
17 Dec 2019
The Family Secret, a documentary recently shown on Channel 4, raises awareness of a very important, but not well-researched problem: sibling sexual abuse. Some estimations say it is at least five times more prevalent than parent-to-child sexual...
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were:...
27 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published their research with young people concerning their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10–18, which means it is not...
13 Nov 2019
Under the leadership of the WHO, international child welfare organisations have been searching for interventions which would be the most effective in ending violence against children. This resulted in the INSPIRE package: Seven Strategies for Ending...
15 Oct 2019
Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D., Director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, has been working with abused and neglected children for over thirty years. In this column, she tells us how children who experience sexual abuse feel and...
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...
04 Oct 2019
Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, children’s rights expert’s thoughts are summarized in nlc.hu article about what needs to happen in order to eliminate violence and abuse in children’s lives. Hungarian children are the least aware of their rights in Europe. A...

Pages

This project is funded by: