Category - children

  • 28 Dec 2010

    Drastic cuts imposed by the UK government will result in a sharp rise in child poverty, the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates, but children’s services run by local authorities are already severely overstretched in many areas. The situation is likely to become much worse says Savi Hensman.

  • 25 Nov 2010

    A Green members of the Scottish Parliament is today arguing that the legal definition of a child should be set at 18 in the Children's Hearing Bill.

  • 9 Aug 2010

    The UK’s largest children’s charity has revealed new data showing that children are being damaged due to huge delays in the courts in England and Wales.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    Violations of the rights of children in Turkey will continue despite legislative amendments due to be discussed by the country's parliament today.

  • 15 Apr 2010

    While some Roman Catholic leaders are truly penitent, says Savi Hensman, some have dug the church into an even deeper hole by their attempts to shift blame on to others. A more careful assessment is needed of claims and counter-claims.

  • 4 Apr 2010

    Churches across Britain and Ireland - and especially Catholic leaders - have used Easter Sunday sermons to address the Catholic Church's handling of its global child abuse scandal.

  • 3 Apr 2010

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed strong concern about the response of, and to, the Catholic Church in Ireland over sex abuse. But his remarks may also have been exaggerated.

  • 1 Apr 2010

    The Roman Catholic Church in Germany has launched an official telephone hotline for victims of sexual abuse in its institutions. Critics say it is still too little, too late.

  • 31 Mar 2010

    While the response of the Vatican to calls for change, investigation, admission and openness over child abuse scandals remains culpably defensive, other Catholics have been speaking and acting much more positively.

  • 29 Mar 2010

    In the matter of clerical abuse, justice must be done, says Martin Marty. But how and by whom the story gets told also matters. So why have Protestants and other Christians been so relatively quiet on the Catholic crisis?