female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (commonly referred to as FGM) is a form of child abuse that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice is common in many cultures, with the largest number of reported cases occurring in African countries such as Egypt, Somalia and Sierra Leone. However, FGM…

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Children will be better protected under new plans to update the child cruelty law.  The change will make it clear that it is a crime to inflict cruelty which is likely to cause psychological suffering or injury to a child. Offenders will face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison whether the harm is physical…

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The NSPCC have today launched a report How Safe are Our Children?, which looks at the scale of child abuse in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The report considered 19 separate indicators to assess how safe our children are. Key messages  In some ways today’s children are safer from abuse and neglect than those of previous generations but worrying levels of…

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A meeting at UNICEF House, New York on 26 March 1013  brought together International experts to discuss the issue of violence against children and how best to advocate for the children affected. A report on the UNICEF website states: UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Martin Mogwanja told the meeting that violence against children, in all of its forms, is exceedingly…

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