child abuse

  • October 18, 2016

    Victims of child abuse have set out detailed proposals and costings for a redress scheme which they want the Northern Ireland Executive to set up following the end of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

  • September 29, 2016

    Victims of child abuse have told a Northern Ireland Assembly committee that The Executive Office has failed to prepare for the establishment of a compensation scheme following the conclusion of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

  • 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 22, 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.