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  • Children’s charities urge Scottish Government to include all children in Bairn’s Hoose

    Date: 10th June 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Children in conflict with the law

    The joint letter, coordinated by CYCJ and supported by 19 organisations, says that children who are accused of offending behaviour should also be supported through the Bairns’ Hoose, as well as child victims and witnesses.

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  • New report and films ‘Peace at the heart: A relational approach to education in British schools’

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Armed conflict

    This new report draws on case studies and evidence to demonstrate the case for integrating peace education into British schools. Accompanying this report are six short films to showcase peace education in action. Each film focuses on a different primary or secondary school that invests in building peace, whether though exploring identity and inclusion, training in conflict resolution, or tackling global issues.

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  • Wales introduces new ban on physical punishment

    Date: 7th April 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    The legislation that has come into force removes the defence of “reasonable punishment” and makes all forms of physical punishment against children, such as smacking, hitting, slapping and shaking illegal. The law will apply to everybody in Wales, including visitors.

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  • New IEEE Standard for an Age-Appropriate Digital Services Framework

    Date: 14th March 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    New IEEE Standard for an Age-Appropriate Digital Services Framework Based on the 5Rights Principles for Children (IEEE 2089™-2021) gives companies a roadmap to design age-appropriate products and services.

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  • Online Safety Bill – is it a missed opportunity?

    Date: 2nd February 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Protection of privacy, Bullying, Protection from abuse or neglect

    This Bill aims to tackle forms of illegal and harmful online content. However, according to a report by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, it is a missed opportunity as it does not tackle certain forms of content.

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  • New National Guidance for Child Protection published

    Date: 1st October 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    This non-statutory national Guidance outlines how statutory and non-government agencies should work together with parents, families and communities to prevent harm to children.

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  • Get together to #ENDviolence

    Date: 1st October 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Call on leaders across the globe to prioritise protection of children by adopting and implementing six proposals that will: strengthen policy and legislation, bolster institutional frameworks and systems and provide funding to prevent violence against children.

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  • New guidance published for Child Protection in Scotland

    Date: 17th September 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Scottish Government has published new, non-statutory guidance that describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children in Scotland and replaces the 2014 version. It outlines how statutory and non-government agencies should work together with parents, families and communities to prevent harm and to protect children from abuse and neglect.

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  • UNICEF publishes nine-year Child Protection Strategy

    Date: 3rd September 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    UNICEF has published its 2021 – 2030 Child Protection Strategy with a vision of a world where all children are free from violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and harmful practices.

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  • Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice is seeking lived experience members for Executive Governance Group

    Date: 23rd August 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is seeking to recruit two people with experience of the youth justice systems to join its Executive Governance Group (EGG).

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  • Further calls for ban on tasering under 18s

    Date: 23rd August 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Using tasers on children goes against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as it subjects children to torture, inhuman and degrading treatment. Following a freedom of Information request, Sky News has been revealed that over the last three years, police forces across the UK have continued to use tasers against children in various incidents.

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  • Scottish Government works towards providing forensic medical services for victims of sexual offences

    Date: 23rd August 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    The landmark Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021 was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament on 10 December 2020 and received Royal Assent on 20 January 2020. Work now advances to implement the FMS Act.

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  • Academic warns domestic abuse is often ignored in child contact disputes

    Date: 18th June 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Despite legal requirements to consider domestic abuse in child contact decisions, research reveals victims are sometimes told by solicitors not to disclose domestic abuse in child contact disputes.

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  • UK Government commits to raising the legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales

    Date: 18th June 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Sixteen and 17-year-olds can marry in England and Wales with parental consent, putting them at risk of being coerced into child marriage. Following the voicing of serious concerns to the UK Government by a range of organisations working to end child marriage, the Ministry of Justice has said it is committed to raising the minimum legal age to 18 “as soon as legislative opportunity arises”.

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  • Exploring the feasibility of a survey measuring child abuse in the UK

    Date: 23rd April 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    Closing date: 30th April 2020

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  • New tool: Positive discipline and alternatives to corporal punishment of children

    Date: 23rd April 2021
    Category: UN Convention Against Torture, Equal protection from violence

    Commissioned by the Convention Against Torture Initiative, Child Rights Connect has developed a new Implementation Tool Publication on ‘Positive Discipline and Alternatives to Corporal Punishment of Children.’ The tool aims to answer questions and guide States and other stakeholders on what positive discipline looks like, as well as helping them better understand and implement their international human rights obligations.

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  • Research calls on other nations to ban smacking

    Date: 28th January 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Domestic abuse, Children affected by substance misuse, Parental responsibilities, Protection from abuse or neglect

    The report adds to a significant body of evidence that physical punishment has a long-lasting impact on children’s health and behaviour. It calls on England and Northern Ireland to follow Scotland and Wales’s lead in granting children equal protection from violence.

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  • Together to #ENDviolence - Solution Summit Series

    Date: 19th November 2020
    Category: COVID-19, Equal protection from violence

    Together to #ENDviolence is a global campaign aiming to catalyse the political and financial commitments needed to end violence against children by 2030.

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  • Research on child trafficking in Scotland

    Date: 19th November 2020
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    This study was commissioned by Scottish Government to quantify how many children and young people are victims of trafficking. It also sought to establish their geographical routes into Scotland, identify demographics and understand victims’ experiences of support services.

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  • Seeking justice for victims of childhood sexual abuse in religious institutions

    Date: 12th November 2020
    Category: Equal protection from violence

    In a new blog, CRIN reflects on the developments of 2020 and how to secure justice for survivors of child sexual abuse in religious institutions. The blog focuses on Latin America with reference to other developments internationally.

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