Child rights

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Low pay ‘forcing teaching assistants out of UK classrooms’
Three quarters say they feel undervalued and are thinking about quitting, charity warns

Anna Fazackerley

14, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Australia’s child abuse redress scheme will be opened to prisoners in recognition of trauma’s impact
In response to damning review, government says program will become ‘more trauma informed and survivor focused’

Christopher Knaus

04, May, 2023 @2:22 AM

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‘Heartbreaking’: private care homes accused of failing UK children due to closures
Staff warn vulnerable children may be harmed as they struggle to find placements after 28 homes given deadline to shut by chain

Tom Wall

30, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Teachers warn new gender guidance for English schools could put children at risk
Government accused of creating ‘atmosphere of fear’ with plan to compel schools to inform parents if pupils question gender

Anna Fazackerley

23, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Parents can raise their children as they wish, but smacking them must be taboo | Sonia Sodha
The government’s latest refusal to ban physical punishment in England ignores the harm it does

Sonia Sodha

16, Apr, 2023 @6:01 AM

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How TikTok’s algorithm ‘exploits the vulnerability’ of children
Up to 1.4m children under 13 use app, watchdog finds – and experts say they are being flooded with harmful content to promote addiction

Kevin Rawlinson

04, Apr, 2023 @7:38 PM

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Pregnant women in English jails are seven times more likely to suffer stillbirth
Exclusive: campaigners demand new sentencing guidelines after data reveals a dramatic rise in the chance of a prisoner’s baby dying

Hannah Summers and Nic Murray

25, Mar, 2023 @1:01 PM

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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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