Category - children

  • October 14, 2016

    Arrests of children have fallen by 59 per cent in the last five years after a concerted effort by police across the country and a successful campaign by the Howard League for Penal Reform to keep as many boys and girls as possible out of the criminal justice system.

  • September 8, 2016

    In an official press release, the organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have accused Brazilian tribal peoples of infanticide, sexual abuse, rape, slavery, torture and other “harmful traditional practices”, prompting outrage among human rights campaigners.

  • August 8, 2016

    By the time a child is taken into care, they may already have experienced loss, neglect, abuse, or trauma which is hard to contemplate.

  • July 14, 2016

    ForcesWatch has raised ‘serious concerns’ about aspects of the Farnborough International Air Show designed to engage children and young people in careers and ‘exciting’ activities.

  • June 13, 2016

    The Prison Reform Trust has prepared a briefing for the House of Lords second reading of the Children and Social Work Bill, which is taking place on 14 June 2016.

  • May 28, 2016

    The Children’s Commissioner has reported that many children who need mental health support are not receiving th

  • May 24, 2016

    The United Nations Children's Fund has announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

  • May 23, 2016

    Up to half of all children in custody have been in care at some point. This is a tragic waste of young lives which must be addressed if all children in care are to get the best start in life, an independent review chaired by the crossbench peer Lord Laming has said.

  • April 22, 2016

    The programme announced by the Government to resettle 3,000 refugee children in the UK over the next four years has been welcomed by the development agency Christian Aid. But the organisation emphasises that the plans are too slow and lacking in adequate ambition.

  • April 19, 2016

    With international attention focused on the implementation of the recently agreed EU-Turkey deal, the plight of more than 46,000 refugees and migrants stuck in squalid conditions across mainland Greece is in danger of being forgotten, Amnesty International warns in a new report.