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17 Jan 2009
“The Daily Telegraph’ reports that laptops will be made available to traveller (Roma) children in Derby and Derbyshire county to assist their education. The laptops will be loaded with specific software to help the children complete...
17 Jan 2009
The ‘Telegraph’ reports that the chairman of the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee, MP Barry Sheerman spoke out against gangs of criminals that are luring teenagers into the sex trade in the UK. He said there is a known...
16 Jan 2009
‘The Times’ reports that the number of children taken into care has increased substantially in the UK after the death of Baby P who was subject to a child protection plan but whose situation was wrongly assessed by social workers and...
12 Jan 2009
‘Adnkronos International’ reports that the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, Mr. hammarberg visited Italy recently. He visited illegal Roma camps and spoke out again for the proper education of Roma children. He...
12 Jan 2009
The ‘Child Rights Information Network’ reports that a ruling of the Spanish Constitutional Court recognised children’s rights to defend themselves in judicial proceedings, even against their guardian’s wishes. In case of...
12 Jan 2009
‘Euobserver’ reports that the EU’s aid to Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, to help fight corruption, human trafficking and smuggling has made little impact, a report issued by the European court of Auditors shows. According to the...
11 Jan 2009
Extract from the press release: (…) “Rather than focusing all their efforts on preventing illegal immigration”, which led to “deploying a growing range of frontier checks” MEPs say, EU institutions and Member States...
11 Jan 2009
The ‘Guardian’ reports that in the wake of the baby P tragedy (see our earlier reports here) a social work task force is being set up in the UK and a training programme for top children’s services managers is being planned. The...
11 Jan 2009
The ‘EU Observer’ made a summary of the recent report by the Human Rights Watch about the human rights issues in Europe. The report is critical of Europe’s migration and asylum policies which remain focused on keeping irregular...
11 Jan 2009
‘BBC’ made a long report of the Cesmin Lug refugee camp in Northern Kosovo, which was built dangerously close to a lead mine, poisoning the children in the refugee camp. These camps were built as temporary measures but are operational...

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