Unhealthy diets are a major risk factor for diseases like cancers, diabetes.
The increased availability and consumption of unhealthy food has contributed to poor health outcomes.
Attachment theory is often invoked in child protection investigations – in a simplified and overconfident manner.
Rather than policing or separating families, a new collaborative movement born in the US seeks to find better ways to support children, families and communities.
Children who arrive alone in the UK should be treated equally to other children.
The new report calls for funding and support for Aboriginal community controlled organisations. They are best placed to lead reform and to make decisions about the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Each time abuse material is shared, the victim is revictimised.
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Online child sexual abuse has been described as one of the most urgent and defining issues we face. Tackling it at the root is imperative.
Care services should be about providing our most vulnerable citizens with safe homes.
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State-funded schools are not allowed to be operated as profit-making entities. So why are children in care being accommodated by for-profit companies?
Graffiti and slogans painted on the Glen Coe cottage owned by Jimmy Savile owned, in 2012.
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The seven-year review into how state and private institutions in the UK failed to protect children has highlighted the central importance of making sure young people and children are listened to.
Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness. The stories of women who had to flee their homes make it clear the dire shortage of social housing in Australia leaves them with nowhere to go.
It’s so tragically familiar. Australia has had dozens of inquiries, reports and reform efforts in child protection, yet terrible things still happen to children known to child protection agencies.
Families need support to care for their children safely, rather than having their children removed.
A Roma boy and his horse in Velykyi Bereznyi, a settlement in the Carpathian mountains, in Western Ukraine.
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Romani children across Europe are overrepresented in institutional care. Research shows widely held prejudical views and structural inequality is to blame.
Tributes to Arthur left outside his home in Solihull.
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National reviews can be helpful, but can drive misunderstanding of the issues facing child protection services.
Child protection notification processes in Australia have a history of disproportionately targeting First Nations families.
One study found 80% of darknet traffic on Tor went to sites hosting unmoderated porn and child sex abuse material.
Shoes and toys line the steps of a building in Edmonton in honour of and mourning for the Indigenous children found in unmarked graves in Canada.
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The recent discovery of the bodies of Indigenous children being found in Canada reminds us of the dark history of Australia’s treatment of young First Peoples and children here in Australia.
Three Rivers by Aunty Lorraine Brown and Aunty Narelle Thomas, from the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation. This artwork was commissioned by the Research Centre for Children and Families and the image represents the importance of keeping children in out-of-home care connected to Kinship and culture.
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Pandemic-induced lockdowns have brought up challenges for children in out-of-home care and their carers. However, Kinship care provided unexpected positives for Aboriginal elders and their families.
Children wave American flags before an event with President-elect Joe Biden in November 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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What happens over the next four years in Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States and beyond.
The law on indecent imagery of children should distinguish between pictures or videos produced by young people and those taken by adults.
Considerations of whether children and young people are deserving of help are reminiscent of 19th-century approaches to child services.