Child Abuse and Neglect

Survey of adverse childhood experiences and associated health-harming behaviours among Polish students

The survey and research were prepared by the Empowering Children Foundation's researchers for WHO in years 2016-2017. The report was published in February 2018.

Who perpetrates violence against children? UNICEF publishes results from a global review of age-specific and sex-specific data

In total, 643 studies from 171 countries, containing 13,830 separate age-specific and sex-specific past-year prevalence estimates were included in the analysis. Only studies of sufficient scale to be representative were included, focusing on international datasets collected across many countries.

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in detention in Greece

© Rafael Ben-Ari – Fotolia.com
© Rafael Ben-Ari – Fotolia.com
Migrant and asylum-seeking children traveling without parents or relatives (so called unaccompanied), are being locked up in police cells and detention centers in Greece. In August 2017, in response to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) open letter, Greece's migration ministry pledged that by the end of 2017, all unaccompanied children will be placed in special shelters or safe zones. HRW informes that in December 2017 54 unaccompanied children were still detained in so-called "protective custody" in police station cells or in immigrant detention centers.

“Everyone deserves to be happy and safe” – the report about online and offline sexual abuse

The researchers from the universities of Bath and Birmingham explored and compared how online and offline sexual abuse impacts young people, and how professionals respond to it. The report "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe" presents findings worth thinking.