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20 Jan 2019
The number of British nationals identified as potential child trafficking victims has been rising, amounting to 2 118 cases in 2017, out of which half said they were trafficked within the UK. Despite this, Independent has learned the UK`s Home...
24 Jul 2017
Rudaw reports on the findings that express concern over the whereabouts of 104 missing refugee and migrant youth who were attempting to seek refuge in the United Kingdom from the Calais refugee camp.  The whereabouts of over a hundred of these young...
11 Sep 2016
BBC reports that two, so-called "child houses" are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children and young people will be able to get medical...
05 Sep 2016
The LocalGov reports that the municipal council of Telford and Wrekin on Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee revealed that last year 137 cases of suspected child sexual abuse were reported and only 45 were referred to the council’s...
13 Jun 2016
The christiantoday.com reports that life is a "living hell" for children in French refugee camps, and they may have been spared if the UK's Home Office had acted faster to process their move to the UK, Unicef has warned. Hundreds of children, many...
25 Feb 2015
'Wigan Today' reports on the dramatic increase in the number of children that are at risk from abuse, violence or exploitation in Wigan as new figures released by Wigan Council show. This number has rocketed by almost a quarter in just a year: in...
16 Feb 2015
'Telegraph & Argus' reports on the urgent need warned by the charity 'Barnardo’s' of raising more funds to help support a growing number of sexually exploited children in Bradford. The foundation asked for more money to tackle a surge of cases...

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