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Baby P effect takes children in care numbers to 25-year high, says NAO

Local authorities in England were looking after 68,110 children in March 2013 – a 14% increase since 2008

The number of children in care has risen to its highest level for nearly 25 years following the death of Baby P and recent child sex exploitation scandals, the government’s spending watchdog has found.

Local authorities in England were looking after 68,110 children in March 2013 – a 14% increase since 2008, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) said.

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Children swapped at birth ‘should stay with parents who raised them’

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Tesco hides newspaper covers to stop children seeing ‘sexualised pictures’

Supermarket to only show names and logos on stands after pressure by campaign groups No More Page 3 and Child Eyes

Supermarket Tesco will no longer show the front covers of tabloid newspapers to avoid children seeing “sexualised pictures of young women”.

After months of lobbying by campaign groups No More Page 3 and Child Eyes, the largest supermarket chain in the UK said it would change the design of its “news cube” stands so newspapers will not be displayed vertically.

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Lens Blog: Uprooted Syrian Youths Express Themselves

Brendan Bannon worked with refugee children in Jordan to help them use photography to document their environment and express themselves.
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In defence of teens: they’re not just small adults with zits and bad taste

Adults only like themes of adolescence that matter to us. Do the teens care? Who knows – adults are boring

Teens. What are teens? Where do teens come from? Which memorial to genocide will they take selfies at next? Why don’t they care about the Rapture? Where do they learn so many ways to get high?

What will teens be obsessed with next, I wonder? Here’s the other thing I wonder about: why are adults so obsessed with teens? Why not old folks, or the perimenopausal?

Gevinson: That’s good. I want to start out by saying that what I want to do with this is … I’m in a unique position in interviewing you because we’re the same age–

Lorde: Holla.

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