Child rights

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The car drew up. The children got in: UK child asylum-seekers’ narrow escape from kidnap
Alleged traffickers abducted three children from outside a Home Office-run hotel in Brighton last May. They were lucky to evade capture – many don’t

Mark Townsend

29, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Victorian judge denies bail for 13-year-old facing ‘staggering’ 181 charges
Supreme court justice dismisses lawyer’s application, finding there is a ‘near inevitability’ the boy will offend again

Nino Bucci

19, Jan, 2023 @6:43 AM

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Woman groomed and abused in care gets apology after 30 years
Leeds city council letter accepting responsibility believed to be the first of its kind

Julie Bindel

20, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Melbourne magistrate finds 13-year-old should stand trial for murder of Declan Cutler
Ruling based on psychologist’s opinion boy has mental capacity to form criminal intent

Nino Bucci

06, Oct, 2022 @2:48 AM

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Victorian boy, 13, has mental capacity to be tried for murder of Declan Cutler, court hears
Psychologist’s report on behalf of prosecution cites boy’s respect for ‘gang members’ and ‘adherence to an alternative moral code”

Nino Bucci

03, Oct, 2022 @7:05 AM

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US child poverty rate fell by half in 2021, census data shows
The fall from 9.7% in 2020 to 5.2% in 2021 was largely due to enhanced child tax credits provided to low-income families during Covid

Gloria Oladipo in New York

14, Sep, 2022 @3:57 PM

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Children stressed and self-harming over UK cost of living crisis
Mental health problems are linked to financial squeeze on families, according to new Childhood Trust report

Tom Ambrose

18, Jun, 2022 @4:21 PM

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Child deaths by assault: will appalling brutality spur on reviews to fix a failing system?
Public policy faces crucial challenge in wake of cases of torture, neglect and killings of defenceless children in Britain

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Apr, 2022 @7:46 PM

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Viewers of online abuse at high risk of contacting children directly, study finds
Darknet survey finds 42% sought contact after watching sexual abuse online, with escalating porn habits driving users to illegal material

Harriet Grant

01, Mar, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Report reveals ‘nearly insurmountable’ scale of lost schooling due to Covid
Up to 70% of 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries lack basic reading skills, with learning losses seen from US to Ethiopia

Karen McVeigh

25, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Call to stop jailing pregnant women in England after baby dies in prison toilet
Courts urged to use more community and suspended sentences

Hannah Summers

16, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Campaigners threaten UK legal action over porn sites’ lack of age verification
Exclusive: failure to prevent children seeing online porn puts them at risk of abuse and lifelong trauma, say children’s safety groups

Harriet Grant and Dan Milmo

05, Dec, 2021 @10:24 PM

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