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Where is emotional child abuse illegal?

Wednesday 15 January 2014 / Children's rights, Emotional neglect, Child neglect, Law

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty giving all children and young people a set of rights. Today is the 22nd anniversary of the treaty coming into force so we're looking at the law on child neglect around the world.

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New Year, new resolutions – same old problems

Most New Year’s resolutions are bound to be forgotten by the second week of January. Here are five urgent wishes that for some of the children and young people we work with, will go some way to making their lives better.

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An out of date law and an out of date system?

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Friday 22 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Today MPs should have had a chance to debate the criminal law on child neglect in Parliament. The debate didn’t happen and we’re again disappointed that a chance to protect children has been missed.

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Victims of child neglect deliver their stories to Prime Minister

Posted by James Blair /

Tuesday 19 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Tina and Collette both suffered neglect as children. They hand-delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron telling him their stories and asking for his support in changing the out of date child neglect law.

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Pictures: we take #changeneglectlaw campaign to Parliament

Posted by James Blair /

Tuesday 12 November 2013 / Child neglect, Law, Emotional neglect
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Supporters from across the UK met MPs from all the major parties in the Houses of Commons last week, at our event on child neglect law. Here's Sylvia's account of the day.

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