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Barnardo's responds to man charged with 931 child sex offences

09 Mar 2017

A man who inpersonated pop star, Justin Bieber has been charged with over 900 child sex offences. The australian is accused of using online platforms including Facebook and Skype to contact children.

Sex and relationship education vital step closer

07 Mar 2017

We're delighted to report that MPs have today approved the Government’s amendment on Sex and Relationships Education in the Children and Social Work Bill.

Beneath the surface...

07 Mar 2017

Staff at Barnardo’s shop in North Wales stunned after finding nuclear submarine plans in a donated suitcase.

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.

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