Special section: Violence against children

You can access all the resources on the issue of violence against children on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts

News

10 Oct 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual... Read more
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... Read more
08 Oct 2019
Drama workshops were organized in the UK to raise awareness of criminal child exploitation, as part of the wider Greater Manchester Exploitation Week of Action. The aim was to reinforce the fact that no matter what a person under the age of 18... Read more

Learning

07 Feb 2019
We are happy to invite you for another session in the Childhub INSPIRE webinar series! On Thursday, February 7th, we will have a pleasure to hear from two excellent speakers about good practices they have been involved with, linked to two new... Read more
17 Jan 2019
The webinar is the second of a series that will present the seven strategies of ending violence against children, called INSPIRE. This webinar will present the strategy No. 3 "Safe Environments". About the webinar: Based on the... Read more
10 Jan 2019
About the webinar: The webinar is the first of a series that will present the seven strategies of ending violence against children, called INSPIRE. This first webinar will present the strategy No. 7 "Education and Life Skills", through... Read more

Library

01 Sep 2019
One of the main issues voiced by current research and the safeguarding practice environment is that the number of children that are being sexually abused and harmed is higher than the number of  children who are actually identified or... Read more
29 Aug 2019
This Training Manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project. The BRIDGE project is a two-year project implemented under the... Read more
29 Aug 2019
This manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project. The BRIDGE project is a two-year project implemented under the lead of... Read more

Multimedia

25 Oct 2019
This practical guidance, written by Paul Berca, explains the types of bullying and cyberbullying that may occur among children, and their impact on children.
02 Sep 2019
The UK-based NSPCC has released a series of episodes that explore best practices for safeguarding children and young people in the voluntary and community sector.  This episode focuses on how to enhance online safety for children and young... Read more
12 Jul 2019
TED Talk of Howard Taylor, CEO of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.  Each year, one billion children experience violence at home, at school, online or in their communities, says child safety advocate Howard Taylor. The... Read more

Violence against children

Impact of Bullying in Childhood on Adult Health, Wealth, Crime, and Social Outcomes
Date of publication: 2013
The information represent the assessment of Children’s psychological problems  or exposure to abuse and they impact on their functioning decades later in adulthood.
Keeping Children Safe from Violence: strengthening child protection systems in their accountability to identify, refer and respond to cases of violence against children
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UNICEF
In 2011 UNICEF and the EU entered a new partnership for the purposes of running the Protecting Children from Violence in South East Europe project.
Child Protection Sessions for Parents and Caregivers
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Terre des hommes, Save The Children, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nation Children's Fund
The training toolkit was originally developed for Jordan, with special emphasis to Syrian refugees. However, the issues dealt with in the toolkit can be applied in any country.
Ukraine activists concerned over child abuse
Date of publication: 2013
‘Press TV’ reports that human rights activists say the beating and torture of children is continuing in Ukraine despite the new Criminal Code and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the government last...
Making the Case: Summary of Baseline Characteristics in Young Men's Initiative Sites in the Western Balkans
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
This report by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) presents findings from baseline studies conducted among 15-16 year-old male students participating in the Young Men's Initiative (YMI) programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia...
A Quality Review of 23 Swedish Barnahus
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Save The Children
Children about whom there is suspicion that they have been subjected to violence or abuse have often encountered a legal system that is designed for adults, a system whose rules they do not understand.
Cyberbullying: an overview
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Confederation of family organisations in the European Union
Cyberbullying has been getting more and more attention from the media, decision makers, industry players, and society as a whole over the last decade. With the rise in the use of mobile technologies with permanent access to the internet, coupled w
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma—Introduction (Video)
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Office for Victims of Crime
This video discusses how violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health; signs that a child may be exposed to violence or trauma; and the staggering cost of child maltr
Speaking freely
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Children's Rights Alliance For England
The report sets out the findings of research conducted by young investigators in Austria, Cyprus, England, the Netherlands and Romania with children and young people in custody and includes recommendations for ending violence in custody aimed at...
Introduction to Child Protection
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Barnardos
This online self-study material offers an understanding of key aspects of child protection and different categories of child abuse.

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