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Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns

BBC 23/04/2019

Lyra McKee killing: ‘New IRA’ admits responsibility

BBC 23/04/2019

Podcast: The Lighthouse

NSPCC 23/04/2019

What is the #Enough campaign? PFA’s anti-racism movement explained” 19/04/2019

Government must end use of pain-inducing restraint techniques and solitary confinement of detained children

Parliament 18/04/2019

4 in 5 Parents Concerned About Children’s Exposure to Pornography

SWGfL 17/04/2019

The State of Education: Young People’s Mental Health

National Education Union 17/04/2019

“Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit

Home Office 15/04/2019

“Action for Children introduces innovative digital app to support children in care”

Action for Children 15/04/2019

“Upskirting now a crime after woman’s campaign

BBC 12/04/2019

Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling

BBC 12/04/2019

Brunei says controversial Sharia law aimed at ‘prevention’

BBC 12/04/2019

How safe are our children? Conference 2019

NSPCC 09/04/2019

Podcast: Child Trafficking Advice Centre

NSPCC 08/04/2019

Online Harms White Paper

GOV UK 08/04/2019

Early Access to Mental Health Support

Children’s Commissioner 08/04/2019

Youth Select Committee 2019 begin investigation into UK’s rising knife crime

Parliament 08/04/2019

Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities ‘comprehensively failed’ by policy makers

Parliament 05/04/2019

Advice for schools on responding to online challenges

UK Safer Internet Centre 03/04/2019

Inquiry publishes summary of victims and survivors’ views on mandatory reporting

IICSA 03/04/2019

Is this “normal”? Understanding children’s sexual behaviours

NSPCC 03/04/2019

Edmonton stabbings: Fifth attack in ‘random stabbings’ area

BBC 02/04/2019

Honor-Based Violence”

Showcase Training 02/04/2019

At least seven from my university joined IS, says captured fighter

BBC 01/04/2019

Research shows preventative interventions have a positive effect on children’s mental health – but how strong is the evidence behind this research?

Children’s Social Care 01/04/2019

Changing the role of assessment for children and young people affected by sexual exploitation

NICE 29/03/2019

NCA awarded £2.96 million from the UK’s aid budget to tackle UK transnational child sex offenders


Thinking creatively to safeguard d/Deaf and disabled children and young people

NSPCC 27/03/2019

Podcast: Protect and Respect – talking about how our service to protect young people from exploitation is evolving

NSPCC 27/03/2019

Breast ironing awareness ‘needed in school’

BBC 26/03/2019

Children whose families struggle to get on are more likely to have mental disorders

ONS 26/03/2019

Helping children recover from child sexual exploitation”

NSPCC 25/03/2019

Government Withdraws ‘Myth-Busting’ Document After Legal Challenge

Article 39 24/03/2019

Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs tighter gun laws

BBC 19/03/2019

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police hunt gunman after three killed

BBC 19/03/2019

“Claire Colebourn: Mum who murdered daughter Bethan jailed”

BBC  19/03/2019

“Podcast: Together for Childhood”

RSPH 18/03/2019

“Podcast: Together for Childhood”

NSPCC 18/03/2019

“Public Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is up but ‘it doesn’t happen here’ attitude still exists”

Barnardo’s 17/03/2019

“Sexual abuse of boys continues to be missed: what social workers can do”

Community Care 18/03/2019

Nearly 7,000 potential victims of slavery and trafficking reported in 2018

National Crime Agency 

“Tackling Disadvantage in the Early Years

– House of Commons Education Committee

“Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacks leave city in shock”

BBC 17/03/2019

“EU Exit: no deal preparations for local authority children’s services in England”

Gov UK 15/03/2019

“What Are British Values”


Children’s charity call on all to ‘Step Up, Speak Up’ to end sexual harassment online

Childnet 14/03/2019

‘Killer’ mum and lover ‘laughed and asked for cigarettes as toddler they poisoned lay dying in hospital’

The Sun 14/03/2019

“Ex-nursery manager sentenced for online child sex abuse”

Nursery World 13/03/2019

“Four-year-olds taught for the first time about online dangers as threat increases

National Crime Agency 13/03/2019

“Knife crime: safeguarding children and young people in education”

Gov UK 12/03/2019

“New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England”


“Strategy to end violence against women and girls: 2016 to 2020”

Gov UK 12/03/2019

“Professor Stephen Hawking’s nurse struck off over his care”

BBC 12/03/2019

Mother jailed for 13 years in first British FGM conviction

Sky News 08/03/2019

“Mayor and PCCs call for school ‘off-rolling’ to be outlawed”

London.Gov 07/03/2019

“Inquiry opens core participant applications for child sexual exploitation by organised networks”

IICSA 06/03/2019

“How safe are our children? NSPCC Conference 2019”

NSPCC 06/03/2019

“Oxford Street terror plotter Lewis Ludlow jailed”

BBC 06/03/2019

“Counter terrorism police say suspect packages linked”

BBC 06/03/2019

“Leyton stabbing: Man dies in east London”

BBC 06/03/2019

“Failure to support children exposed to domestic violence costs UK taxpayers up to £1.4bn”

Hestia 05/03/2019

“Explosive packages found at Heathrow, Waterloo and London City Airport”

BBC 05/03/2019

Breaking the cycle of youth violence

LGA 04/03/2019

“New study calls for supervision orders to have ‘more teeth'”

Nuffield Foundation 04/03/2019

“Teachers need more support to tackle self-harm”

YoungMinds 01/03/2019

“Over 5,000 online grooming offences recorded in 18 months”

NSPCC 01/03/2019

“Hezbollah to be added to UK list of terrorist organisations”

Children’s Comissioner 28/02/2019

“Early Years Revolution needed to improve support and services”

Parliament UK 26/02/2019

“Fabricated or induced illness: what it is and what the signs are”

Community Care 25/02/2019

“Hezbollah to be added to UK list of terrorist organisations”

BBC  25/02/2019

“Ex-Bethnal Green schoolgirl who joined IS ‘wants to come home’.”

BBC 14/02/2019

“County lines report calls on Ofsted to prioritise inclusion”

Guardian 13/02/2019

Rochdale paedophile gang handed £1m in legal aid to fight deportation

The Sun 10/02/2019

“Safeguarding 16 to 25 year olds: online course”

NSPCC 10/02/2019

“Suicidal children face long delays for mental health care”

Guardian 09/02/2019

“Conservative MP Christopher Chope blocks bill to protect girls from FGM”

Independent 09/02/2019

How fraudsters are scamming teenage ‘money mules’ on Instagram and Snapchat

Sky News 08/02/2019

“Hampshire police cracks down on County Lines drug dealing”

Hampshire Chronicle 03/02/2019

“FGM: Mother guilty of genital mutilation of daughter”

BBC 01/02/2019

“FGM conviction: Mother of girl, 3, becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK”

– Independent 01/02/2019

“Vegan Activists Release Contact Details Of Around 9,000 Dairy Farmers”

LadBible 29/01/2019

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