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11 Mar 2020
A survey shows that in the UK, 75% of 8,500 parents have co-slept with their baby at some point. Co-sleeping, especially under dangerous circumstances, increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Around 133 babies die each year in co-...
11 Feb 2020
Two schools in the United Kingdom have begun using body cameras in efforts to improve children’s behaviour and to address violence. One of the schools, in Hampshire, started using cameras to deal with unknown children entering the school territory...
14 Nov 2019
Neglect, abuse and being born into 'dysfunctional families' are the main reasons why more than 7,000 unborn children are placed in the category ‘children in need’. This number has almost tripled in the last eight years. Domestic violence, drugs,...
28 May 2019
"The numbers of trafficked children are on the rise." stressed Sarah Di Giglio, Senior Policy Officer on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the IOM.  According to ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) “Albanian and Vietnamese...
09 Nov 2018
Independent is reporting about the survey carried out in UK by ABA, the Anti-Bullying Alliance. According to them, bulling is widespread in classrooms, with one child in every classroom being bullied every single day over the six months period. 45%...
24 Oct 2016
Beta News reports that the UK government has failed to implement promised laws that would help to protect vulnerable children from online predators in England and Wales. Back in 2014, the then-Prime Minister David Cameron said he would introduce a...
24 Oct 2016
International Busines Times reports that the community is in a state of legal uncertainty over their right to remain in the UK, have exacerbated feelings of insecurity following the hate crime surge in the wake of the referendum,and an end of EU...
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...
19 Sep 2016
The internet can be "a playground for paedophiles", the NSPCC has warned. The warning came as figures showed a rise in children, worried about online abuse and grooming, contacting the charity's Childline service. Counselling sessions for young...
27 Jul 2016
The Huffington Post reports that new initiatives are underway to make NHS staff in the UK better placed to identify children at risk from sexual abuse and exploitation. A new e-learning course 'Seen and Heard' is now freely available to everybody,...

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