Children's rights

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‘I couldn’t love her’: the last UK child migrants to Australia on the long, lonely search for their mothers
Seven thousand British children were sent to Australia last century, told they were orphans or unwanted. It wasn’t true. Now facing old age, 1,400 are still searching for their families

Susan Chenery

12, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Revealed: child refugees will be detained or deported under small boats plan
Senior Tories condemn ‘sickening’ plans which would allow unaccompanied minors to be held, in U-turn on past legislation

Michael Savage and Toby Helm

11, Mar, 2023 @7:07 PM

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Court in Italy rules in favour of children who do not want to see grandparents
An unwelcome and unwanted relationship cannot be imposed, supreme court rules

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

01, Feb, 2023 @1:58 PM

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‘They just vanish’: whistleblowers met by wall of complacency over missing migrant children
As scores of youngsters are disappearing from hotels run by the Home Office and being trafficked across the country, sources claims warnings over their safety were ignored

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

21, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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Child neglect is built into the care system | Letter
Letters: After the child abuse scandals of 80s and 90s, many said they did not know what was being done to children, but nobody can make that claim today, says Carolyne Willow

05, Jan, 2023 @5:46 PM

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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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‘Put kids first’: India’s Warrior Moms fight for clean air at Cop27
Indian campaigners join global delegation representing one billion children affected by climate crisis

Damian Carrington Environment editor

11, Nov, 2022 @1:05 PM

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Revealed: Ofsted asks staff from private care firms to inspect children’s homes
Recruits in pilot scheme have been taken from chains in charge of facilities deemed unsatisfactory

Tom Wall

23, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Give Africa’s youth a voice on climate action. It is their future at stake | Graça Machel
By 2050, Africa’s 1bn children will bear the brunt of the climate crisis, yet they have no say in decisions largely made by old men

Graça Machel

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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NSW issued 501 fines to children under 15 in past year for not wearing or carrying mask
Redfern Legal Centre says $20,000 in fines issued is ‘unjust’ and ‘sets children up for failure’

Christopher Knaus

28, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘They saw me as calculating, not a child’: how adultification leads to black children being treated as criminals
The police strip-search at school of Child Q caused outrage. But experts say it is just one example of how black children are perceived as more mature – and culpable – than white peers

Aamna Mohdin

05, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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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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