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11 Dec 2019
A study of drug dealing and organised crime in Ireland has found that children as young as 12 are being lured into gangs. The report, 'Building Community Resilience - a response to criminal networks', focuses on Irish criminal organisations, and...
19 Nov 2019
Zsolt Balogh, the Deputy General of St. Agota Child Protection Services, who himself grew up in a children’s home, and is currently working with children separated from their families. Mr. Balogh received the St. Christopher Recognition on Social...
14 Nov 2019
Growing inequality affects children’s access to healthcare and education; poverty continues to remain persistently high among children (24%), compared to the adult population (22%). Despite this, the European Semester – the European framework for...
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...
11 Nov 2019
Julianna is not just one young girl, who was born to a bad place. Julianna is all the girls, who grew up without parental guidance and does not know anything about her health, her body and her rights. Violent people take advantage of Julianna, they...
14 Oct 2019
There is a house in a quiet neighbourhood in Belgrade where the most vulnerable children have a chance for a better life. The “Pedro Arrupe” Integration House is a shelter for victims of physical, psychological and sexual violence, and to young boys...
03 Oct 2019
‘Innovative Programme’, funded by the British government is designed to help support families where children are at risk of going into care because of their parents’ problems with mental health, domestic violence or addiction. The program aims to...
23 Sep 2019
A summary has been published to answer the question: what are some of the elements of a healing environment for children who have experienced trauma? This review pulls together evidence pertaining to chilren’s home design, health and architecture as...
28 Aug 2019
Child predators have taken on an increasing online presence, and as a result, law enforcement officials and child rights professionals are becoming more involved in preventing and dealing with crimes against children. According to Lynn Davis, chief...

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