Child Exploitation

I Saw First-Hand How British Brands Unknowingly Exploited Syrian Refugees

Darragh MacIntyre | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Darragh MacIntyre

I'd been told that child labour was endemic in Turkey, but I wasn't prepared for the reality of it. Or the scale of it. One basement workshop was almost entirely staffed with children, many of whom couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old, the very picture of Dickensian misery.

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Across Tea Communities

Sarah Roberts | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Roberts

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also exists to remind people that globally there is still much to be done to accelerate gender parity.

Fears of Mental Health 'Time Bomb'

Peter Wanless | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK
Peter Wanless

For children suffering from the overwhelming and devastating emotional effects of abuse, every second without support can feel like an eternity... We must see improvements in access to child friendly trauma-based support that meet their needs, when they need it, and help them recover wherever they live. Failing to act risks creating a time bomb of mental health problems in the years to come.

The 'Other' World Cup

Kat Pugh | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Sport
Kat Pugh

The Street Child World Cup has competing boys and girls teams, it kicks off on Sunday 30th March in Rio, but unlike this Summer's event, it is the taking part that really does count as every single child participating has had a journey to get there and is already a winner.

Child Marriage Sets Girls Up for a Lifetime of Abuse

Jacqui Hunt | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Hunt

Ending child marriage internationally should be a global priority and included within the post-2015 development framework. A set of indicators that reflect the full range of issues surrounding child marriage should also be reviewed by donors when reviewing countries for development funding.

We Need Robust Legislation to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Sarah Champion | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

It would be naïve to suggest that we can completely eradicate child sexual exploitation. Like any other crime it will continue to be committed while there remain individuals intent on committing it. However what we can do is ensure that we put in place a legal framework that has the welfare of young victims at its heart. It is my hope that this inquiry will help to achieve this.

Why Blaming 'Asian Sex Gangs' Is the Real Disservice to the Victims

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The latest report is a vital contribution to our understanding of child sexual exploitation, but it ‎focuses only one particular type, namely that involving gangs or groups. ‎Although Asian men are overrepresented in this particular category, 95% of the UK's sex offenders ‎are white males.

"We Don't Have Time For A Two-Year Inquiry On This"

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Politics

The announcement this week that regulations on childrens' care homes will be tightened up served as further confirmation that as a country Britain is ...

Did Police Miss The Chance To Stop Child Abuse?

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Alleged mistakes by police that allowed children to be systematically abused are "unacceptable", the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on chi...

13 Arrested In Child Trafficking Gang Which Groomed Girls As Young As 11

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

Detectives believe they have smashed a child trafficking gang preying on runaways as young as 11 for Britain's sex trade. Thirteen men were arreste...

Oxford Men Held Over Child Sex Trafficking Case

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

Twelve men have been arrested on suspicion of a string of child exploitation offences including causing the prostitution of young girls, trafficking, ...

Pushed Down The Agenda: How Cuts Are Putting Children At Risk Of Expolitation

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics

Thousands of children are being put at risk of “horrific” sexual exploitation as budget cuts force the issue down the agenda, Barnardo’s has war...

Child Exploitation In Britain 'On The Rise' As Minors Trafficked For Labour

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Britain's record on protecting children from workplace exploitation worsened over the past year, new research claims. The UK was rated "medium risk...

Parents Missing Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation, Charity Warns

Olivia Williams | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

Only a minority of British parents realise that children are being sexually exploited in their area, a children's charity has warned, despite the issu...