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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,...
27 Sep 2019
Strict laws on child pornography are in force in Italy. For taking inappropriate photos of her children at just three years and 18 months old, their mother was sentenced to three years in prison. Police have closed with a complaint against the...
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....
14 Mar 2018
We are delighted to announce that the theme for this year’s International Day for Street Children will also launch CSC’s global campaign to implement the UN General Comment No21 on Children in Street Situations. We believe that implementation of...
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...
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...
29 Aug 2016
The Telegraph's Justin Huggler writes on fears that many of the unaccompanied refugee children (totalling almost 9000 according to recent police figures) have been targeted by organised trafficking gangs. Save the Children said it was “extremely...
22 Aug 2016
Sky News reports on cases of teenage African migrants being sexually molested by Italian men and forced by smugglers. Many are sleeping rough and are coerced from the streets by men promising them shelter. "They make the dangerous journey to Europe...
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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