Category Archives: Children

A childs eye view of death: the power of picture books to explain

Death and bereavement are difficult facts for parents to teach small children, made harder still if they are grieving themselves. But many authors have found elegant ways to start the processDealing with death, in picture books and early readers, is a …
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Some paedophiles will never face justice National Crime Agency chief

Law-enforcement agencies must focus on the greatest risk and tackle those people, says NCA director Keith BristowSome of the UKs estimated 50,000 suspected paedophiles will escape prosecution, according to Britains leading law-enforcement officer, who …
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Posted in Child protection, Children, Communities, Crime, Law, Politics, Social care, Society, UK criminal justice, UK news, World news, Yvette Cooper | Comments Off

Catholic missionary compensates 11 former trainee priests

Payouts follow allegations of widespread sexual abuse at St Peter Claver College in Yorkshire in the 1960s and 70s Continue reading…
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Au pairs on a pittance: the young women minding kids for £2 an hour

There are tens of thousands of au pairs in Britain, many of them working long hours for low pay. Zoe Williams asks them how they keep so cheerful, while former au pair Julie Myerson recalls the day she ran awayAn au pair, as imagined by public policy a…
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MPs urge investigation over missing child sex abuse files

Demand comes from follow-up inquiry into Rotherham scandal during which it was found that files of council researcher detailing extent of suffering had been stolen in 2002A full and urgent investigation into the disappearance of key child sex abuse fil…
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The girls of Chibok have a right to dream

Six months after the Nigerian schoolgirls were taken, too little has been done to secure their releaseHow can the kidnapped girls of Chibok school still be missing? World leaders promised swift action over this most appalling of crimes. Thousands aroun…
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Female British Muslims as vulnerable to radicalisation as men, study shows

Research into early stages of process follows reports of girls and women travelling to Syria to join Isis fighters and have children Continue reading…
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Greater Manchester police failed to pursue child abuse gang claims

Detectives say they identified offenders and victims more than a decade ago but no action was taken, says ITV investigationChild sex grooming gangs have avoided prosecution due to a failure by one of the countrys biggest police forces to pursue claims …
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#BringBackOurGirls campaigners fight apathy and government repression

Campaign to rescue abducted schoolgirls continues in face of Boko Haram violence and a public inured to death statistics Continue reading…
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