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09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...
24 Nov 2017
This was the motto of the international conference, organized by the LEARNING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (LAP), with the financial support of the OAK Foundation. The two-day event (November 17-18) brought together professionals working with children and...
28 Sep 2016
'RTE' reports that live streaming of child sexual abuse and so-called "revenge porn" is on the rise on the internet, Europe's police agency has warned, saying vulnerable children are increasingly falling victim to sexual predators. "Live distant...
11 Sep 2016
BBC reports that two, so-called "child houses" are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children and young people will be able to get medical...
22 Aug 2016
Jan Coles, head of a Child Sex Exploitation team, writes for The Mirror on the tell-tale signs children are being groomed, forced, coerced or tricked into performing a sexual act. This piece is written as a follow up to the news surrounding the...
30 Mar 2016
Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the special representative of the secretary-general of the United Nations for the Central African Republic, has wrote an opinion piece for Newsweek regarding the increasing number of allegations of sexual abuse of children by...
16 Mar 2016
The Bristol Post reports that the number of sexual offences carried out on school premises has almost doubled in three years. Under the Freedom of Information Act, it has been revealed that 58 alleged sex crimes took place in Avon and Somerset...

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