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02 Dec 2019
The article below was written by Helen Bonnick, a social worker and educator who specialises in child to parent violence and abuse. Her website, Holes in the Wall, brings together information, research and resources about this form of abuse for...
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were:...
27 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published their research with young people concerning their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10–18, which means it is not...
26 Nov 2019
Children face violence and abuse everyday; every fourth girl in Jamaica and every fifth girl in Europe has been a victim of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sport is one of the most common areas where violence against and abuse of children takes...
21 Nov 2019
Under the Council of Europe Project “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe)” two new reports introduces ways to respond to cybercrime against children and were published during a workshop on OCSEA which took place...
18 Nov 2019
On the European Day for the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November), a booklet is being published by the Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation, the Fund to End Violence Against Children, and with the...
14 Nov 2019
Neglect, abuse and being born into 'dysfunctional families' are the main reasons why more than 7,000 unborn children are placed in the category ‘children in need’. This number has almost tripled in the last eight years. Domestic violence, drugs,...
14 Nov 2019
The “Start to Talk” campaign was launched by the Council of Europe to fight against the abuse of children in sports. Sport is a good way to learn how to be resilient, how to cope with failures and how to be a team member, but it can create a...
14 Nov 2019
Child protection cases based on faith or belief increased by one-third in England in 2018, meaning almost 2,000 cases in a year, or nearly 38 such cases a week. This is taken as evidence that social workers have improved in identifying and reporting...
06 Nov 2019
August last year, a 3 year old little boy went home from kindergarten with bruises on his arm. He told his parents he was assaulted by the director, Nashi Shehapi. According to the boy, the woman did not ‘just’ hit him, she locked him into the “...

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