Child Abuse Prevention

Dear This Morning - Child Abuse Is Not Discipline

Sarah Newton | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Newton

I understand parenting is one of the hardest jobs we have, teenagers in particular can drive us to despair but whatever a child does they never deserve to be physically manhandled - ever!

Together, We Can Tackle Child Abuse

Isabelle Trowler | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Isabelle Trowler

I have 20 years of experience as a social worker, from the front line to leadership, and I know that awareness of child abuse and being able to identify it can play a vital role in keeping children safe. Recent, tragic media reports have no doubt affected us all and serve as a reminder that we can all do more.

Child Abuse and Neglect, the State's Failure to Provide Mentors for Our Children in Care

Kevin Godlington | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Godlington

As a former soldier I hear about the military covenant all the time, amongst my friends and colleagues. Its powerful, it tells those who served their country, we care about you. For those who do not know what it is, I will enlighten you...

A Lesson in Supporting Victims of Child Abuse

Fiona Smith | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Fiona Smith

Everyone who works with children wants to help and protect them. But as a recent report revealed that only one in 8 cases of child sexual abuse is being reported, something is clearly not working.

Its No Wonder MPs Like Tom Watson Are Challenging DPPs Over Child Abuse

Simon Danczuk | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

It may be true he's made some mistakes here, as I'm not familiar with every case he's taken on. But it's time Tom was defended against the broad thrust of the criticism against him, which is that he threatened judicial independence and created a climate where mistakes were bound to happen.

Child Neglect: A Surge in Public Opinion

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Child neglect has been staring us in the face for too long. Headlines relate the tragic stories of children who grow up shockingly deprived and, in extreme cases, die because of neglect. These children not only lack basic essentials like nutritious food and adequate clothing, they also lack the love, support and warmth that every youngster needs to thrive.

How the Girl Generation Came to Be

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Efua Dorkenoo

The issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) requires urgent action: more than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM - the equivalent of Kenya's entire population almost three times over...

The Paradox of Men in Power Shaping Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

Natalie Gyte | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

In a practical sense, no single remedy can address this endemic issue. Instead a range of solutions, constituting a holistic approach, are required. Firstly, a truly independent inquiry should be commissioned - one which is not led by any of the institutions implicated in the case, and further not implemented by a high profile man or men.

Child Protection: Listening to Children and Professionals

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Every day, we work with vulnerable children, many of whom have experienced or are at risk of child sexual exploitation. This horrific abuse has affected a number of children supported by our services, whether related to risks to those in residential or foster care, or to young parents receiving our help. Awareness must be raised and professionals, children, and their carers must be educated about the risks around exploitation, as well as ways to guard against it.

Child Sexual Abuse Content Downloaded on a Fifth of Corporate Networks

Christian Berg | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The growth in portable USB devices and mobile storage means there is a disturbing trend of offenders increasingly bringing illegal images or videos into the workplace. In fact, many businesses are already unwittingly storing, and allowing the movement of, illegal images and videos across their networks.

First UK Prosecution for FGM Is a Watershed Moment

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Efua Dorkenoo

The public is increasingly engaged and motivated to act. The relevant policy is in place and front line professionals are being slowly equipped with the tools and information they need to ensure that FGM is streamlined into their child safeguarding procedures. There is no reason to continue to fail our girls.

Not in the Name of the Dalai Lama: Tibetan Reaction to Child Rape Reveals a Deeper Malaise

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

This week it was reported that a five-year old Tibetan girl had been allegedly raped by two Tibetan adult males in the settlement of Mundgod, South India. As shocking as the alleged crime was the revelation that the Mundgod camp officer and settlement officer had encouraged the father of the child not to pursue criminal charges against the men. Why?

But What Has Google Ever Done for Us?

Alice Bonasio | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

In the past months there's been a seismic shift in how Google is perceived by the media, government and public in the UK. From being pretty much universally loved and admired as a bastion of corporate goodness Google now finds itself mocked for its "Don't Be Evil" slogan and accused of either condoning or facilitating a range of despicable deeds...

We Cannot Eradicate Extreme Poverty Without Confronting the Root Causes of FGM

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK
Efua Dorkenoo

Dealing with gender inequality starts with tackling the root causes of all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) such as female genital mutilation (FGM). As long as these inequalities are not dealt with, the participation and empowerment of girls is not possible and the eradication of poverty remains a dream, where half of society is harmed for the [supposed] benefit of the remainder.

FGM Is Not 'Cultural': It Is Violence against Women and Girls

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Efua Dorkenoo

We are heartened by this month's announcement by DFID of up to £35 million to address the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) overseas and strongly commend the department on its new initiative.

NSPCC Finally Considers Female Genital Mutilation a Child Protection Issue

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Efua Dorkenoo

After working to get female genital mutilation (FGM) onto the child protection agenda for over 20 years in the UK, I am pleased that it is finally being officially considered a key child safeguarding issue

UN Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Is a Landmark Event

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Efua Dorkenoo

FGM involves the partial or complete removal of female external genitalia and, aside from its potential lifelong physical and psychological risks, is a gross violation of the human rights of the girl child.

Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation in the UK: The Way Forward

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Efua Dorkenoo

Despite sustained efforts to discourage it, FGM continues to be practised on girls in the UK. An estimated 24,000 girls in England and Wales alone are at risk of undergoing FGM, but the real number is likely to be significantly higher than this.

Bureau Of Investigative Journalism Editor Iain Overton Quits

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The crisis surrounding a Newsnight programme, which wrongly implicated Tory peer Lord McAlpine in a child sex abuse scandal has claimed another scalp...

'Weirdo' Comment Does Nothing To Help Our Cause

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Charity chiefs have warned that the scandal surrounding BBC Newsnight's investigation into the child abuse which took place at a Welsh care home, lead...

Female Genital Mutilation Is Child Abuse Too; So Why NO Enquiries About Ignoring It?

Hilary Burrage | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Politics
Hilary Burrage

For the sake of all children, and specifically to halt the hurt to an estimated-average 50 children at risk or victims of female genital mutilation in Britain every day of the entire year, we must demand to know right now exactly who in child safe-guarding is responsible for what.

Female Genital Mutilation - Child Abuse and Nothing Less

Alan Wardle | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Wardle

Though female genital mutilation is against the law in the UK, there are over 20,000 girls in England and Wales alone who are at risk and this is considered an underestimate, yet not a single person has ever been prosecuted for this crime.

Take Race and Faith Out of Abuse

Jonathan Wheeler | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Wheeler

Having seen many examples of child abuse in my 15 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, I can tell you that victims expect and deserve to be treated the same, regardless of the race or religion of those responsible for their suffering. Would we really expect anything different?

Campaigner Sara Payne Rushed To Hospital After 'Collapsing In Agony'

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has been rushed to hospital almost two years after surviving a life-threatening stroke, friends say. ...