Child Abuse and Neglect

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.

Positive changes in Polish penal code in regard to crimes against children enter into force

New stricter law in Poland refers to penalties for the most serious crimes against children as well as the legal obligation for everyone to react and report, if he/she suspects, sees or knows about such crime. Till now such obligation was only a moral one.

The new amendment to Polish penal code tightens the penalties for serious crimes against children

On April 11, 2017 Polish President Andrzej Duda signed an amendment to the penal code, which tightens the penalties for serious crimes against the health and freedom of the children. The changes will come into effect on July 1, 2017.