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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...
29 Jun 2017
On Monday, June 26, the Rugby Borough Council rendered a positive decision that requires the borough's taxi services to complete training provided by Barnado’s on child grooming, in order to identify red-flags of potential cases of child grooming...
31 May 2017
ATTENTION: EUROPOL NEEDS YOUR HELP In this interesting Europol piece, readers will note the innovative and analytical techniques utilized in contemporary law enforcement practices and as well the importance of brands and logos, as clues in...
23 Sep 2016
The Telegraph reports that many online sex crimes against children, including rape, are not recorded by Scottish police. The report found that although social media sites are one of the key vehicles used by sex criminals to groom children, with 11.4...
24 Nov 2015
International Platform against child sex tourism enables individuals to report suspected cases of child sexual exploitation even if they are abroad through providing links to existing national online reporting mechanisms. Where no national reporting...
30 Jul 2015
The Bristol Post reports that the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board is launching a new board strategy following a recent trail 13 men were sentenced for sexual exploitation of seven young girls between the ages of 13 and 17. A week-long conference...
23 Jul 2015
The Oxford Mail reports that Oxfordshire authorities have been praised in a new Government report for their efforts to combat child exploitation following the Bullfinch child abuse scandal, in which seven men groomed, abused, and prostituted six...
16 Jul 2015
ITV News discusses a confidential West Midlands police report, which revealed that 17 children's homes in Birmingham were at risk for targetting by predators for sexual exploitation. The report disclosed that over 700 potential victims had been...
10 Jul 2015
RTE News reports that Irish government will not oppose the Criminal Law (Child Grooming) Bill, which will make it an offence punishable up to 14 years in prison to groom a child for the purposes of sexual exploitation. The new bill covers actions...
15 Apr 2015
The Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Maud de Boer Buquicchio, is currently preparing a study to be presented at the 70th session of the General Assembly, in October 2015, on care and recovery of...

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