Category - child abuse

  • April 16, 2016

    Television can increase understanding of other people’s experiences or indeed one’s own, even if such knowledge may be uncomfortable.

  • March 21, 2016

    Victims of historic child abuse in Northern Ireland are urging the Stormont Executive to provide redress for the suffering experienced in residential institutions.

  • March 13, 2016

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has helped to produce the first European Practical Guide dedicated to the monitoring of places of deprivation of liberty for children.

  • January 13, 2016

    The Howard League for Penal Reform responded yesterday  (12 January) to an investigation by the BBC television programme Panorama into allegations of child abuse at Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent.

  • July 23, 2015

    Amnesty International has repeated its call for the investigation into child abuse at Kincora children's home to be included in the Westminster child abuse inquiry.

  • January 23, 2015

    When children are murdered, let us call each child by name and name what has been done to her in the name of some cause she will never know or understand. To call a murdered child a suicide bomber is to violate her all over again, says Professor Tina Beattie, in the wake of Boko Haram's deadliest yet attacks in northern Nigeria.

  • December 31, 2014

    The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is generally considered a 'slow news' period by the media, as not much is happening (in reality of course, lots of things are happening; just not the sort of things that most editors tend to consider newsworthy). The week, however, is always livened up by the release of government papers under the 30-year rule. Government documents from 1985 have just entered the public domain.

  • November 3, 2014

    The death of 'Baby P' was followed by a damaing rush to judgement, says Savi Hensman. She considers the response of the Church of England and how it could be part of the wider task of countering violence and cooperating with other people of goodwill to build a more just and peaceful world.

  • October 23, 2014

    Amnesty International has strongly criticised the UK government’s decision to exclude Kincora Boys’ Home from its inquiry into child abuse in the UK.

  • February 18, 2014

    Amnesty has expressed concern that the Catholic Church body auditing internal child protection practice in Northern Ireland is having its work undermined and its funding cut.