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10 Sep 2019
In 2015, more than 90,000, last year nearly 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children sought asylum in Europe. The Fostering Across Borders (FAB) project, ended this week, aimed to support these children by training care professionals in Austria,...
30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and professionals within...
23 Aug 2019
The article below was written by Phil Nash, correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors providing legal support for students from overseas looking to study in the UK.  The views expressed are that of...
23 Jul 2019
Children from an after-school club at St Fillan's Primary School in Scotland, have created a short animated film that shows the journey of a refugee woman from Syria to Glasgow. The film, ‘Under the Jasmine Tree’, raises awareness of the struggles...
02 Jul 2019
Children`s charities in the UK agree social media abuse victims must have the right in a new law to sue the social media platforms where the crimes occur. The UK Government issued a white paper on online harms, introducing the concept of statutory...
30 May 2019
 "The Safer Schools” is a new application launched in more than 13,000 schools in the UK with the aim to educate, empower, protect children from online risks and give parents, teachers, and children the tools to identify, prevent and reduce the...
28 May 2019
"The numbers of trafficked children are on the rise." stressed Sarah Di Giglio, Senior Policy Officer on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the IOM.  According to ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) “Albanian and Vietnamese...
05 May 2019
What impacts the way media organizations across Europe report on migration? Does what happens behind the scenes in media organizations affect reporting on migration and migration policies? Rob McNeil, a researcher at the Centre on Migration Policy...
28 Apr 2019
A campaign by charities in the UK has emphasized the importance of a coordinated response for vulnerable young people aged 16–17. Support for children in need stops at 18, but very few vulnerable teenagers are referred to adult services. According...
10 Apr 2019
The UK unveiled a plan to vastly increase government oversight of social media companies, with a first-of-its-kind watchdog that could fine executives or even ban companies if they fail to block content such as terrorist propaganda or images of...

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