child abuse

  • 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.

  • March 9, 2013

    The BBC says it has seen evidence that Scottish Catholic bishops knew about 20 allegations of child sex abuse by priests between 1985 and 1995.

  • December 14, 2012

    A new publicity campaign by the NSPCC aims to help prevent sexual abuse of children by encouraging people to report their concerns.

  • October 29, 2012

    Catholic bishops in England and Wales have been in touch with the Holy See to ask if a papal honour given to Jimmy Savile can be rescinded posthumously.

  • September 3, 2012

    The Anglican Bishop of Chichester says he is "profoundly ashamed" that the Church in his area has failed to protect children from abuse.

  • January 31, 2012

    One of the nastier stereotypes about working class people is that they hit their children. Now, however, working class people are being blamed for not hitting their children enough. Politicians and columnists who are encouraging parents to smack their children are relying on prejudice and class stereotypes.