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Anti-Roma prejudice rampant in state child protection services

Anti-Roma prejudice rampant in state child protection services | Children First | Scoop.it
The root causes of Roma exclusion must be addressed including systemic failures in the delivery of mainstream services, like education, housing, infrastructure, health and employment.
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Child Weekly

Child Weekly | Children First | Scoop.it
Child Weekly, by Humpherlinks: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Pakistan’s street children: Concrete dreams

Pakistan’s street children: Concrete dreams | Children First | Scoop.it

Alternative initiatives pave a new path for street children in Pakistan. Home is not a place, but a reality — a set of circumstances that one is born in. But for the nearly 1.5 million street children in Pakistan, the only home they know is cruel, crowded and concrete. 

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Teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton who raised more than £3million for charity has died

Teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton who raised more than £3million for charity has died | Children First | Scoop.it

Stephen Sutton, the teenager who raised more than £3million for charity after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, has died in hospital. Announcing his death, his mother Jane wrote: “My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May.

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Declan Hainey: Witness tells of finding toddler's body in Painsley flat in March 2010

Declan Hainey: Witness tells of finding toddler's body in Painsley flat in March 2010 | Children First | Scoop.it

A man has described the moment he found the body of toddler Declan Hainey at a flat in Paisley four years ago. John Rodden said he initially thought the remains in Declan's cot might be a doll.

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Sheffield hit and run victim, Jasmyn Chan (14) "a hero"

Sheffield hit and run victim, Jasmyn Chan (14) "a hero" | Children First | Scoop.it
While investigations continue into the death of 14-year-old Jasmyn Chan in Sheffield, her family and friends have taken to Facebook to claim she was a "hero".
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British parents have over eight years' worth of sleepless Nights

British parents have over eight years' worth of sleepless Nights | Children First | Scoop.it
While you might think the disturbed nights ease off as the infant grows up, research shows most lose sleep more when their child is an adult.
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Taking musical steps for Save the Children

Taking musical steps for Save the Children | Children First | Scoop.it
A north east Fife mum is launching a new Musical Steps class for new babies in aid of Save the Children.
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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth | Children First | Scoop.it
There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.
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Islamists free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Islamists free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls | Children First | Scoop.it

SCORES of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a north-eastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria's military says. Only eight of more than 100 students are unaccounted for, Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that gave no details.

 

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New Scout badges include camping, gardening, media and disability

New Scout badges include camping, gardening, media and disability | Children First | Scoop.it
Scout Association says new badges were needed to allow younger members to develop a wider range of skills.
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New software can automatically show how a child will look as he or she ages

New software can automatically show how a child will look as he or she ages | Children First | Scoop.it
Automated age-progression software gives uncannily accurate images of how a child will look as they age.
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Child bride (14) forced into marriage makes poisoned meal which kills groom and three of his friends in Nigeria

Child bride (14) forced into marriage makes poisoned meal which kills groom and three of his friends in Nigeria | Children First | Scoop.it
Waslia Umaru, 14, married 35-year-old Umaru Sani last week. When he invited friends to his village near the city of Kano to celebrate, she slipped rat poison into the food.
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A tragic story of a divorced Nigerian girl

A tragic story of a divorced Nigerian girl | Children First | Scoop.it

By the time she ran away, Maimuna bore the scars of a short but brutal marriage. Her battered face swelled so much that doctors feared her husband had dislocated her jaw. Her back and arms bristled with angry welts from the whipping her father gave her for fleeing to him. She was gaunt from hunger, dressed in filthy rags. And barely a year after her wedding, she was divorced. It would be a tragic story for a woman of any age. But for Maimuna Abdullahi, it all happened by the time she was 14.

 

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Child marriages: Why deprive girls of their childhood? - NewsDay Zimbabwe

Child marriages: Why deprive girls of their childhood? - NewsDay Zimbabwe | Children First | Scoop.it

ZIMBABWE is adjudged one of the 41 countries in the world with an unacceptable rate of child marriages where girls enter into marriage below the age of 18.

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Children of Divorced Parents Suffer an Increased Risk of Obesity

Children of Divorced Parents Suffer an Increased Risk of Obesity | Children First | Scoop.it
Children of divorced parents more likely to suffer from obesity, a team of Norwegian researchers reveal.
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Save 116000, save a child.

Save 116000, save a child. | Children First | Scoop.it
I just supported Save 116 000, save a child. on @ThunderclapIt // @MissingChildEU
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Kidnapped girls will be held until fighters freed, Boko Haram says in new video

Kidnapped girls will be held until fighters freed, Boko Haram says in new video | Children First | Scoop.it
A new video released by Islamic militant group Boko Haram purportedly shows some of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month.
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The Most Important "Sexy" Model Video Ever

New York City fashion models came prepared to shoot a sexy commercial. Then we asked them to do the impossible... To Learn More: http://bit.ly/SOWMvid
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Child custody and visiting rights across EU borders - YouTube

Child custody and visiting rights across EU borders - YouTube | Children First | Scoop.it

Are you one of the many international couples, perhaps living outside your country of origin, benefiting from free movement and the opportunity to study and and work in the EU? 

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Nigeria’s president vows new efforts to free abducted schoolgirls

Nigeria’s president vows new efforts to free abducted schoolgirls | Children First | Scoop.it
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that “everything must be done” to free the 276 girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.
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How to raise the perfect child - by a mum-to-be

How to raise the perfect child - by a mum-to-be | Children First | Scoop.it
OK, so Polly Hudson hasn't actually given birth yet, but why should that stop her becoming a self proclaimed parenting expert? Everyone else is!
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Europe: Commission gathers input how to best protect children from violence

Europe: Commission gathers input how to best protect children from violence | Children First | Scoop.it
The European Commission announced the launch of an online public consultation to form a policy paper helping Member States develop integrated and effective child protection systems.
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Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found inside home

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found inside home | Children First | Scoop.it
A Utah woman accused of killing several babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered seven tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of ...
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Attempted murder charges against nine-month-old baby thrown out by Pakistan court

Attempted murder charges against nine-month-old baby thrown out by Pakistan court | Children First | Scoop.it
A judge in Pakistan has thrown out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby on Saturday, lawyers said, after the infant appeared in court for a second time.

At his first appearance in court last week, baby Musa Khan cried while his fingerprints were taken by a court official.

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