children

  • March 21, 2017

    A ‘prison like' immigration removal centre  has been criticised by the Chief Inspector of Prisons for detaining too many people for too long.

  • February 3, 2017

    The Church of Scotland is encouraging MSPs to consider a £5 a week increase in Child Benefit as part of the Scottish Budget, which wasdebated in the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

  • January 17, 2017

    Children face the ongoing violations of their rights worldwide, including poverty, violence and discrimination against them, a senior United Nations human rights official has told the body that monitors implementation of a global treaty on the matter.

  • December 28, 2016

    There are huge variations across the country in the number of children reaching a good level of development for reading, writing and their social and emotional development, leading to a ‘life chances postcode lottery’

  • December 23, 2016

    Children in Bethlehem have played a particular role in preparation of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Christmas message this year.

  • November 29, 2016

    As the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year to nearly 500,000 amid escalating violence across Syria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called forthe  lifting of sieges and allowing of immediate humanitarian access.

  • November 15, 2016

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report, Children in Custody 2015-16: an analysis of 12 to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions will be published today.

  • November 4, 2016

    Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from terrorists started on 17 October says the United Nations Children’s Fund estimating that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.

  • October 26, 2016

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported yesterday  that it is assisting French authorities as they begin to close the refugee camp in Calais.

  • October 25, 2016

    A major drive to end the criminalisation of children living in residential homes will be launched today by the Howard League for Penal Reform.The two-year programme will be led by the charity with support from an advisory board and will be chaired by Michael Gove, a former Secretary of State at both Justice and Education.