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Mental health of children and young people ‘at risk in digital age’

Cyberbullying and rise in self-harm highlighted by MPs voicing concern over violent video games and sexting<p>Violent video games, the sharing of indecent images on mobile phones, and other types of digital communications, are harming young people’s mental health, MPs warned on Wednesday, amid …

Child sexual exploitation is the ‘norm’ in parts of Greater Manchester, warns inquiry

Picture posed by model; credit: Design Pics Inc/Rex<p>Child sexual exploitation (CSE) has become a ‘social norm’ in parts of Greater Manchester and …

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was "privileged."<p>"THE F&CK!?!?" I said.<p>I came from the kind of poor that people don't want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you …

About 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually exploited over 16-year period'

Report claims police and council agencies failed victims, some of whom were threatened with guns and gang-raped<p>• Rotherham abuse report: details and reaction - live coverage<p>About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report that concluded "it is …

Zadie Smith calls for end to women's 'waking nightmare' at Yarl's Wood

Author attacks detention of women at centre as an 'affront to liberty' as campaigners plan protest outside Home Office<p>Author Zadie Smith has called the UK's continued detention of women in Yarl's Wood detention centre an "offence to liberty" and a "shame to any civilised nation" as she joins the …

3-Year-Old Girl Murdered & Stuck in Freezer Day After Cops Said She Was Safe

And they left her there? They deemed her safe?<p>I understand the child welfare system is over-burdened, and it is not an easy thing for a cop to decide …

Crime

Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket

Crown Prosecution Service claims there is 'significant public interest' in prosecuting men arrested for taking discarded food<p>• CPS drops case against men caught taking food from bins<p>A man will stand trial next month after being caught taking some tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from the dustbins …

Syrian regime document trove shows evidence of 'industrial scale' killing of detainees

Senior war crimes prosecutors say photographs and documents provide ‘clear evidence’ of systematic killing of 11,000 detainees<p>Read the Syria report in full<p>Syrian government officials could face war crimes charges in the light of a huge cache of evidence smuggled out of the country showing the …

Plans for looked-after children to live locally are a step in the right direction

Changes to out-of-area placements need to be carried out in conjunction with foster care reforms<p>A recent press release from the Department for Education vowed to improve the use of residential placements for looked-after children, putting an end to unnecessary out-of-area placements. I agree that …

The rape of men: the darkest secret of war

Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. In this harrowing report, Will Storr travels to Uganda to meet traumatised survivors, and reveals how male rape is endemic in many of the world's …

Romanian sex workers in turf wars over London pitches

Police suspect criminal gang behind 'taxing' of young women, many of them Roma, in east London and cities such as Birmingham and Manchester<p>Turf wars have broken out among Romanian street sex workers, many of Roma origin, in east London amid claims that women are being "taxed" £200 a week to stand …

'Fortified school' planned to improve education of young offenders

£85m secure college to be built next to Glen Parva prison in Leicestershire and is designed to pilot network of such facilities<p>Detailed plans to build the first "secure college" to rehabilitate young offenders through better education and training have been jointly announced by Nick Clegg and the …

Stop-and-search rethink is needed after Mark Duggan verdict, says Sadiq Khan

Shadow justice secretary also says Met police will not be able to rebuild trust while force remains 'stubbornly white'<p>The shadow justice secretary, Sadiq Khan, has called for an urgent rethink of police stop-and-search powers following this week's Mark Duggan inquest verdict.<p>Khan said the police …

US supreme court rejects Arizona bid to restrict abortions

High court's refusal to take up the case means that an appeals court decision striking down the controversial law will stand<p>Attempts by conservative states to restrict abortion rights in the US suffered another legal defeat on Monday after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from pro-life …

Speeding up adoptions: how a new scheme helps keep care out of court

A Cafcass Plus pilot has put the interests of at-risk children first – but have parents' rights been overlooked?<p>Fiona Brown wears a locket holding two photographs of her chubby-cheeked son, Lloyd, one taken shortly after he was born and the other at five months, around the last time she saw him. …

Children of separating parents should get say in where they live, court rules

Supreme court says views of 13-year-old daughter of British father and Spanish mother should be taken into account<p>Children whose parents separate and go abroad should be allowed to express a choice about whether they want to accompany them to another country, the supreme court has ruled.<p>In a case …

Senior judge orders greater transparency in family court judgments

Switch in policy will ensure that more details will emerge of sensitive domestic disputes, albeit often anonymised<p>Many more judgments from some of the UK's most secret hearings will be published in future, the judge in charge of the family court and the court of protection has ordered.<p>Sir James …

Mothers who deny fathers access to the couple’s children after a break-up could be jailed

By<p>Separated parents who fail to allow their partners to maintain a proper relationship with their children could be stripped of driving licences or …

United Kingdom

Councils in denial over extent of child sexual exploitation, says report

Only 6% of safeguarding children boards have fully implemented government guidance from 2009, two-year study finds<p>Vulnerable children are still being groomed, abused and raped by gangs of men across the UK, as local authorities have failed to put in place measures to protect them, according to a …

The domestic workers forced into modern slavery

A group of domestic workers, led by a Filipino woman living in the UK, are stepping up their demands for the British government to provide new visa laws for 16,000 domestic workers thought to be at serious risk of exploitation and abuse. Justice for Domestic Workers is campaigning to repeal …

Troubled Families head Louise Casey: 'What's missing is love'

Casey's task is daunting – to turn around the fortunes of 120,000 of England's most damaged and damaging families. So how's that going? Surprisingly well actually<p>Louise Casey has been in charge of the government's Troubled Families Programme for two years, and been in public life for nearly 15. So …

How mothers with mental health issues are forced to give up their children

The case of a woman whose baby was forcibly removed has caused outrage this week. But her story is far from unique<p>Kelly McWilliams was in labour when two social workers arrived with an emergency court order authorising them to take the baby into care. Following the birth of baby Victoria, …

Love hormone helps autistic children bond with others, study shows

Researchers find that nasal sprays laced with oxytocin help youngsters interact better, but the effects do not last long<p>A nasal spray laced with the "love hormone" oxytocin could help children with autism learn to handle social situations better, US researchers claim. Scans of children with …

Restorative justice pilot scheme to begin at 10 courts

Project aims to cut reoffending rates and help victims move on from crime<p>The first victim-led, restorative justice programmes are due to begin in crown courts across England and Wales this month in an attempt to cut reoffending rates.<p>Requests for face-to-face meetings following a crime are normally …

Three women rescued from 'decades of slavery' – as it happened

• Women freed after 30 years of domestic servitude • Worst case Met police have seen • 30-year-old had never seen outside world • Two suspects in their 60s arrested • What we know so far – summary • Read story: Three women rescued after 'decades of slavery'

BBC's seven social classes: The Wire version

The seven social classes defined by the BBC, LSE and Manchester University seem a better fit for the drug-dealing hierarchy in The Wire<p>The audacious attempt by the BBC and leading academics to redefine social class in Britain into seven categories has come in for some criticism, and the accuracy of …

Oxford child sex abuse ring: social services failed me, says victim

Exclusive: Victim tells of gang cruelty as seven are found guilty on 43 charges and police and council chiefs say they will not resign<p>A victim of a gang of men who enslaved young girls for sex on the backstreets of Oxford has told how she and her mother repeatedly begged social services staff to …