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05 Feb 2020
On 28 January 2020 a landmark vote was held in the Welsh National Assembly, in which Assembly Members voted 36 to 14 to approve the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill. The Welsh Senedd, or Welsh Parliament, is...
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...
25 Nov 2019
One in three women will experience violence in her private life. 'This needs to end, we can not remain silent and the delinquents must be called to account', said the president of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. David Sassoli called upon all ...
06 Nov 2019
August last year, a 3 year old little boy went home from kindergarten with bruises on his arm. He told his parents he was assaulted by the director, Nashi Shehapi. According to the boy, the woman did not ‘just’ hit him, she locked him into the “...
05 Nov 2019
Local Government Association (LGA), which represents English Councils, claims that based on surveys, the 53% rise in child protection cases is caused mainly by domestic violence, conflicts, drugs, and alcohol. Substance misuse caused 80% of...
21 Oct 2019
The serious case review (SCR) for Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Board published the report of ‘Child A’, which highlighted gross negligence in handling the long-term abuse one child suffered at home. Although the girl was subject...
09 Oct 2019
As a first country in the UK Scotland has made it a crime for parents to smack their children. The new regulation will grant the children the same protection from assault as adults. Smacking in England is illegal, excluding cases where it is used as...
01 Oct 2019
The international organization Save the Children of Sweden has created a “map of the children’s world” where there are countries that have explicitly banned all forms of corporal punishment of children in all settings. What was considered radical in...
23 Sep 2019
The Tulip Foundation, World Without Borders and the Samaritans Associations organised the workshop, ‘Together for Childhood without Violence’ in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, on 12 September 2019. The workshop was held to discuss how to professionals,...
18 Sep 2019
A school-district investigation was launched for physical assault at the school in Gyöngyöspata. One of the leaders pressed a 12-year-old child against the wall with force, causing bruises on the child’s body- said the mother, who witnessed the...

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