Child workers
Hundreds of indecent images of pupils found at dead teacher’s home

Hundreds of indecent images of pupils found at dead teacher’s home

A Southend teacher was found dead in his home a day after being questioned by police concerning the possible purchase of indecent child imagery. Essex police later discovered “nearly 600 indecent images of boys taken secretly” stored on his computer. Martin Goldberg, 46, a teacher with 23 years tenure at

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Doctor admits sexually abusing young patients in his care

Doctor admits sexually abusing young patients in his care

A children’s cancer doctor based at Addenbrooke hospital in Cambridge pleads guilty to abusing a number of young cancer patients in his care. Dr Myles Bradbury, a practicing paediatric haematologist from Herringswell, Suffolk, was first suspended from working at Cambridge University Hospital Trust after a complaint about his behaviour in

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Ofsted close Wiltshire nursery – woman arrested in police investigation

Ofsted close Wiltshire nursery – woman arrested in police investigation

Privately owned Little Angels Nursery in Calne is currently under investigation by the police following an Ofsted report stating that “a child may be exposed to a risk of harm”. An unnamed woman was arrested on Saturday by Wiltshire police then taken to Melksham police station where she was later

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“Know your rights” pack for young carers in England published

“Know your rights” pack for young carers in England published

The Know Your Rights pack produced by the Children’s Society and Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) aims to give young carers the information they need to know their rights. The pack was launched at the 15th national Young Carers’ Festival organised in partnership with the YMCA Fairthorne Group in Hampshire

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123 councils sign care leavers’ charter

123 councils sign care leavers’ charter

According to the government, 123 councils have now signed up to the care leavers’ charter, agreeing to provide young people up to the age of 25 who are leaving care with support and advice to meet their unique needs. Approximately 10 thousand people between the ages of 16 and 18

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Runaway children: Govt publish new guidelines

Runaway children: Govt publish new guidelines

There are no exact figures for the number of children who go missing or run away, but estimates suggest the figure is in the region of 100,000 per year. The government’s statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care was recently updated following a

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China’s Child Slaves. You can make a difference.

China’s Child Slaves. You can make a difference.

Tens of thousands of children go missing in China every year, many of whom are forced to work in brick kilns. While individual stories of stolen children make the headlines briefly and then fade, many parents never stop looking. Some say they are spending thousands of dollars searching, unsupported, for

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Parental child abduction cases rising

Almost two children a day are abducted to a foreign country by parents The number of parental child abduction and custody cases has more than doubled over the last decade *, with almost two children being abducted abroad each day, according to new figures released today by the Foreign &

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