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31 Dec 2019
Every child should have the right to live in a safe home and protective environment, but according to the Generation Homeless report, 135,000 children are currently homeless in Britain. Many homeless children and their families live in temporary...
31 Dec 2019
Broad educational support for children with special needs is fundamental. In England and Wales, for example, councils can create educational, health and care plans (EHCPs) for children with disabilities. These always contain the child’s special need...
27 Dec 2019
My Voice is a six-week programme in schools and colleges that deals with the exploitation of young people. My Voice supports teenagers aged 11–19 who may experience social exclusion, youth offending, going missing from home, self-esteem problems,...
20 Dec 2019
The Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children, New Bulgarian University, shared a webinar organized under the 'Fulfilling (Im)Possible Dreams' project and the Child Protection Network, which was held in November, 2019. The webinar...
20 Dec 2019
Forty-nine Bulgarian organizations supported the Standpoint on the Bill to repeal the Social Services Act, 954-01-76 of 06.11.2019, and the Bill to Amend and Supplement the Social Services Act (the document is in Bulgarian). The Know-How Centre for...
19 Dec 2019
The many environmental and other protests this year by youth demonstrates that they have a voice, and urgenly reminds us to listen to them. Children and adolescents must also be looked after, esecially those whose rights are taken away; some were...
19 Dec 2019
For a teen, completing seemingly endless sessions of drug rehab is definitely not an easy feat. However, aftercare is just as important as treatment itself, and doctors claim that without it, these teens may easily relapse, regardless of the...
18 Dec 2019
Since 2019, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been the key transit country for migrants heading towards the EU. The EU has yet to apply lessons learned from the challenging migration situation that developed in the Balkans following the implementation of...
18 Dec 2019
Yesterday, on the occasion of International Migrants' Day, Drahoslav Štefánek was appointed new Special Representative on migration and refugees. The new role will focus on the protection of the fundamental rights of migrants and refugees, and...
17 Dec 2019
The Family Secret, a documentary recently shown on Channel 4, raises awareness of a very important, but not well-researched problem: sibling sexual abuse. Some estimations say it is at least five times more prevalent than parent-to-child sexual...

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