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06 Oct 2019
A recent study conducted by the University of Birmingham shows that children who are victims of various forms of child abuse or neglect are four times more prone to mental illnesses such as psychoses, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder than those...
23 Jan 2019
The Internet Watch Foundation is a charity monitoring Internet and removing webpages showing child abuse in UK. In their early annual report, they confirmed to have removed around 100,000 such webpages in 2018, one third more than the year before....
20 Jan 2019
The number of British nationals identified as potential child trafficking victims has been rising, amounting to 2 118 cases in 2017, out of which half said they were trafficked within the UK. Despite this, Independent has learned the UK`s Home...
27 Nov 2018
Scotland police recorded higher number of domestic abuse incidents in the year 2017-2018, compared to the same period a year before. However, the type of incidents remains similar to the past periods – in the vast majority of cases victims are...
12 May 2016
The BBC reports on statistics that indicate a rise in the number of sexual exploitation, serious sexual assaults and domestic abuse. A total of 105,023 crimes have been reported in Northern Ireland in the 2014/2015 year, a 1.8% increase from the...
22 Mar 2016
BBC news reports that sexting among young people is "skyrocketing" but the government is "refusing to protect the smartphone generation", says Labour.  The party is committed to compulsory age-appropriate sex education in all of England's schools,...
15 Feb 2016
An opinion piece in the Guardian, written by Joanna Bourke, comments on the idea that government after government makes bold claims about eradicating these awful crimes, yet the statistics remain damning.  It is a disturbing fact that nearly a third...
08 Nov 2015
BBC reports that hi-tech police crime units in UK dealing with incidents of suspected child abuse have developed a backlog of cases. Data has shown that more than 1,800 cases are still waiting to be processed by police.
02 Jul 2015
BBC News reports, that police forces need to improve failings in child protection, a watchdog's report has said. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary examined forces across England and Wales, including North Wales Police and Dyfed-Powys Police...
02 Aug 2010
‘The Guardian’ warns that up to 2,000 British schoolgirls may undergo genital mutilation over the Summer. The practice is illegal in the UK, yet there have been no prosecutions so far. Some families go abroad to have it done, but there...

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