Child protection

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Camille Kouchner’s Familia Grande: ‘I knew my stepfather’s games… but with my brother, too?’
Kouchner’s memoir about Olivier Duhamel’s abuse of her twin brother sent the French cultural elite into crisis. She talks about her parents’ hedonistic generation – and the secret she could no longer keep

Agnès Poirier

14, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Being homeless felt inevitable’: after years in care, I was living in a tent. Who was to blame?
I survived care, criminality and homelessness to become an award-winning journalist – but the system I endured makes such success stories vanishingly rare

Daniel Lavelle

12, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK must protect child influencers from exploitation, MPs say
Concerns raised that ‘kidfluencers’ are being used by parents to capitalise on lucrative social media market

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

09, May, 2022 @7:37 AM

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YouTube Kids shows videos promoting drug culture and firearms to toddlers
Breaking Bad-themed cooking show and music with lyrics about cocaine among content deemed appropriate for children as young as two

Alex Hern

05, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Wayne Couzens deserves ‘decades in jail’ not whole-life order, court hears
Senior judges hear challenges or appeals to prison sentences of five killers, including Couzens and double murderer Ian Stewart

Jamie Grierson

04, May, 2022 @2:52 PM

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Christian Porter denied justice plea from Indonesians jailed in Australia when they were children
Former attorney general refused to refer cases to WA court of appeal, despite an earlier ruling finding a miscarriage of justice in a similar case

Christopher Knaus

27, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Rotherham abuse survivor condemns Tories over Imran Ahmad Khan role
Party criticised for appointing MP – now a convicted sex offender – as adviser on child exploitation

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

27, Apr, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Council paid £60k a week for ‘wholly unsuitable’ place for vulnerable girl
Court of protection orders education secretary to explain ‘national crisis’ in secure placements for children with complex needs

Helen Pidd North of England editor

27, Apr, 2022 @12:40 PM

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Northamptonshire child neglect case: why was toddler allowed to stay at home?
Analysis: Review of Child AU case is clear on the shortcomings of the professionals and services involved

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

26, Apr, 2022 @4:24 PM

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Social workers failed to act quickly to protect neglected toddler, inquiry says
Northamptonshire safeguarding report criticises care of child during months before she was hospitalised with fracture

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

26, Apr, 2022 @11:34 AM

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How many more children must die before we fix England's social services? | Polly Curtis
A system eroded by austerity has been further stretched by the pandemic. The tragic consequences are all too plain to see, says author Polly Curtis

Polly Curtis

26, Apr, 2022 @9:03 AM

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Indonesian children jailed in Australia as adult people smugglers win court battle to clear their names
Six teens lured to crew boats from their impoverished villages repeatedly told officials they were children – 12 years on, a court has finally believed them

Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty

26, Apr, 2022 @2:40 AM

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