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28 Jan 2019
ECPAT in their new report warns the sexual exploitation of children in Czech Republic is on a rise. Especially worrisome is the fact victims are sometimes as young as 3 years old, trafficking and tourism are significant risks while the lack of...
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...
14 Aug 2016
The Independent reports on the level and extent of sexual violence experienced by many children living in official European refugee camps. Regrettably, sexual assault is common place in many camps and children as young as 7 have been victims of...
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...
10 Mar 2015
'Freefromviolence.org' reports that world leaders are deciding right now what their global priorities will be when the Millennium Development Goals conclude in 2015. Those goals do not include keeping children free from violence and exploitation. We...
10 Mar 2015
'The Scotsman' reports on the situation of children exploitation in Scotland. Children are being trafficked into types of exploitation including domestic servitude, forced marriage and sex slavery. Academics say 60 children from Scotland have been...

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