One of Polish leading hotel groups has signed the Code of Conduct for the protection of children from sexual exploitation

Yesterday (9th October 2012), first time in Poland, leading company of Polish hotel market signed the Code of Conduct which is an instrument of self-regulation and corporate social responsibility providing increased protection to children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. It is regarded as one of the world's major tools for combating child sex tourism and comprises a set of six criteria which travel and tourism companies follow in order to provide protection to vulnerable children in tourism destinations. Signatory companies must implement the six criteria according to a set of minimum standards, a timeframe and reporting requirements.

20 years of the NCF publication - Abused Child Quarterly

The Nobody's Children Foundation published 39th issue of Abused Child Quarterly. Recent issue marks twenty years of the periodical - specialized publication with a main goal to broaden knowledge of professionals about different aspects of child abuse. Number 39 presents articles concerning different ways of treating children that constitute what is understood as child abuse, including physical and emotional violence, sexual abuse, commercial abuse, neglect and Munchausen syndrome by proxy. It is meant to serve as a compendium of knowledge, providing information on scale, conditions and consequences of main aspects of child abuse.

6th International Conference -Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

For the 6th time already, the International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" will be held on 20-21 September 2012 at Novotel Warszawa Airport in Warsaw.

The Conference is organized by the Polish (Nobody's Children Foundation and NASK) and German (klicksafe) Safer Internet Centers, established within the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme. The main partner of the conference is Orange Foundation.


Annual conference-Promoting the rights of children in alternative care across Europe

Eurochild annual conference will take place in Sofia on 24-26 of October 2012.

Children growing up in care or at risk of being taken into care are among the most vulnerable in Europe. Whilst no consistent data exists across Europe, the number of children concerned is significant, probably well over 1½ million.

Newsletter no. 42 by the First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi

First Children's Embassy in the World Megjashi from Macedonia has just issued a new newsletter in which you can find the latest contents regarding the ongoing activities within the organization.

Fighting child pornography on the Internet: between legislation and concrete action

The Academy of European Law (ERA) invites for a seminar "Fighting child pornography on the Internet: between legislation and concrete action" which will take place in Madrid on November 29-30, 2012.

Prostitution-related crimes and child trafficking in Poland

Nobody's Children Foundation has just published a report from a case - file study on prostitution-related crimes and child trafficking in Poland. It presents conclusions from research on prostitution-related crimes and the crime of trafficking in children for commercial sexual exploitation. English translation is the summary of the full version of the report available in Polish.

Which world do you live in?

17 July 2
012 saw the launch of the ‘Which world do you live in?' social campaign devoted to the problem of computer and Internet abuse by children and adolescents.

Concentration difficulties, sleepiness, poor school results, neglected duties, abandoned friendships, former hobbies given up and replaced by the Internet - these may be some of the serious symptoms indicating that a child starts losing control over the time it spends surfing the net


Dont lose! Campaign against commercial sexual exploitation in Poland and Ukraine

Commercial sexual exploitation of children means not only forced prostitution, but also undertaking sexual contacts with minors in exchange for money or gifts. It is a form of child abuse and a crime punished with imprisonment. Although teenagers offering or consenting to sex in exchange for gifts or money can look older than they are in reality, the adults are those responsible for abusing a child.

During big sport events children are more at risk of commercial sexual exploitation due to increased inflow of tourists, feeling of anonymity of offenders in a foreign country and organised crime activity.

Nobody's Children Foundation in Poland and Child Well- being Fund in Ukraine are running educational campaign on the issue of threats associated with commercial sexual exploitation faced by children and youth.


Situation of young children in Poland

Children aged 0-3 years constitute 21% of all children population in Poland and more than 4% of the entire population of Poles. The "Young Children in Poland" report, therefore, describes the situation of every 25th citizen of our country. The purpose of the report is to present the major findings of these areas of Polish families functioning and of the support systems that have potential impact on the welfare of children, and thus on their physical, mental and social development.
The report focuses on the broadly understood risks for the optimal development of children - from the risks of the prenatal development period of the risk, to the risks for the safety, health and stimulation in early childhood. Diagnosis of the risks contributed to formulate recommendations for the social policy which understands and values the importance of the first years of life.