Category - children

  • February 3, 2016

    Child protection systems across Europe are overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the UN warned yesterday, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse.

  • January 21, 2016

    Following the WCC/UNl conference on the refugee crisis in Europe at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled "Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and Refuge, A Call for Shared Responsibility and Coordinated Action”.

  • January 20, 2016

    A High-Level Conference of governments, United Nations agencies and civil society organisations in Geneva, including churches and faith-based organisations, has underlined the need for urgent action to strengthen coordination and cooperation in Europe's response to the refugee and migrant crisis.

  • 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.

  • December 30, 2015

    The Church of Scotland's social care arm CrossReach has secured a grant for £258,000 which will enable it to continue supporting some of the most vulnerable, disadvantaged children in society.

  • December 15, 2015

    International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren in Hebron, occupied Palestine, are facing verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.

  • December 2, 2015

    Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell has created a new children’s picture book for Amnesty International, with 16 simple illustrations of the protections contained in the Human Rights Act. The collaboration marks a rare intervention by a laureate in a contentious issue.

  • November 12, 2015

    Today Nosy Crow is publishing Refuge, written by Anne Booth and Sam Usher, in aid of War Child. The book will have taken only seven weeks to bring to market from manuscript to publication, and by taking no profit, and asking suppliers and booksellers to take no profit or minimise costs, £5 from each copy sold will go to the charity.

  • November 9, 2015

    The number of children who have sought asylum in the European Union has almost doubled compared to last year according to Unicef UK.

  • September 3, 2015

    The Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund has made a powerful plea for action to protect migrant and refugee children.