A traumatic childhood can affect you physically, mentally and socially.
Discussions have rightly focused on the failings of authorities and clubs. But the role of the law should also be examined.
Reform of New Zealand's abusive gymnastics culture offers an opportunity to improve women's sports in general.
He called them 'stinkers' and 'nauseating little warts', but author Roald Dahl's characterisation of children as vulnerable is necessary for them to ultimately triumph.
Children's work circumstances put their welfare in danger, policy and action are needed urgently from government and non-governmental organisations.
Our mental health and economy are suffering from this pandemic. Parent support programs are a proven way to improve both.
It's not just children designated as being 'at risk' who are vulnerable. There are thousands of others who have not been assessed and who need the 'safe haven' of school.
Kids become more vulnerable to maltreatment when their parents can't secure child care or housing or get jobs.
More than a fifth of US children were working in 1900, and many Americans saw nothing wrong with that. It took decades of activism and court battles plus economic upheaval to change course.
While financial compensation should be offered, there needs to be more understanding of the impact of such payments.
The effects of economic stress on children are big. Parents' anxiety about their financial situation is equivalent to the effect of a divorce, and is likely at play amid COVID-19.
The pandemic response has put the long-term health and well-being of children and adolescents at risk, with the possibility of seismic shifts in population health if we do not act.
With debate still raging over the state "uplift" of Māori children, understanding our obligations under two key United Nations conventions should be a priority.
The detective turned criminologist who was sent to help Portuguese police in 2007 says he had misgivings as to how the most basic of tasks were being carried out.
Children abused at home may not be safer at school – in fact the lockdown may have made life easier for children at risk, and their parents.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
New research suggests that 20% of existing foster carer households may be affected in some way by the virus, and that we have a unique opportunity to support vulnerable children in the months ahead.
Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.
Menopausal women who were abused as children experience more hot flushes while sleeping than those who were not abused, according to recent research.
Rather than only reacting on a case-by-case basis, we need to recognise the root of child neglect and abuse comes from social inequities.