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Young victims of violent or sexual crimes are not taken seriously, Victims' Commissioner warns

22 Feb 2017

In response to a review by the Victims’ Commissioner which found that children and young people are not being taken seriously by criminal justice professionals when reporting violent or sexual crimes, Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said:

New national database of missing people welcomed

17 Feb 2017

Barnardo’s welcomes a national database of missing people as part of a drive to tackle child sexual exploitation.

FGM concerns reported to charity helpline more than once a day

17 Feb 2017

A children’s charity helpline is receiving a report about possible female genital mutilation every day, figures reveal.

TV Soap storyline helps to highlight issue of child grooming

17 Feb 2017

ITV’s Coronation Street has been screening scenes in which teenager Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) is being groomed by a much older man, Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper). Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan says the storyline shines a light on an important yet little talked about issue.

Councils warn of 'ticking sexual health time bomb'

15 Feb 2017

The Local Government Association says a lack of sex and relationships education is creating a "ticking sexual health time bomb" in England and is calling for sex education to be compulsory in all state secondary schools. This comes after Barnardo's call for high quality age-appropriate SRE lessons to be taught in all schools in England.

Report highlights schools are struggling to find mental health support for pupils

10 Feb 2017

It is time to talk about tackling the issue of young people's mental health with head teachers reporting their schools are struggling to find mental health support for their pupils.

New figures reveal rise in number of children being sexually exploited

09 Feb 2017

Figures release by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today show there has been a year-on-year rise in specific offences such as sexual activity involving a child under 16 (31%), sexual assault on a female aged 13 and over (20%) and sexual grooming (51%) in England and Wales.

Police figures reveal rise of almost 80% in reports of child-on-child sex offences

03 Feb 2017

Recorded cases of children committing sexual offences against other children rocketed by 78 per cent in England and Wales between 2013 and 2016, research by Barnardo’s reveals.

Young carers need support to realise their dreams

26 Jan 2017

Young Carers Awareness Day is intended to be a day where everyone recognises the challenges young carers face. Barnardo's Chief Executive Javed Khan says it is important that the needs of young carers are recognised every day and they get the support they require.

Barnardo’s among 100 best employers of LGBT staff - Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index reveals

19 Jan 2017

Barnardo’s has again been named as one of the UK’s best employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff, a new index reveals today.

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