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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...
05 May 2017
 Playpen is one of the world's largest child sexual abuse websites on the Darknet, owing to more than 150,000 members worldwide. According to a Europol article published on May 5, 2017, one of the top directors of the website was sentenced to a 30...
09 Aug 2016
EU Reporter discloses developments in the partnership between the EU and UNICEF established in 2011 for the purposes of better protecting children from violence in the South-East European region. The programme has been operating in Albania, Bosnia...
03 Aug 2015
The Northampton Chronicle & Echo reports that referrals to the Northamptonshire Police regarding child sexual exploitation have increased following a public awareness campaign about child sexual exploitation earlier this year. The specialist...
30 Jul 2015
Bedfordshire News reports that the University of Bedfordshire College of Policing in partnership with the UK police will establish a centre of expertise to improve police response to child sexual exploitation. Dr Helen Beckett, joint director of the...

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