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  • Minimum age for marriage to be raised across England and Wales

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    The minimum age of marriage has will be raised from 16 to 18. This will also apply to religious and cultural marriages not registered with the couples' local council. Children will not face penalties under the new law, but adults who facilitate their marriage within England and Wales, or abroad could face a fine and up to seven years in jail.

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  • Analysis of consultation responses concerning the Children (Scotland) Act 2020

    Date: 2nd February 2022
    Category: Social security and childcare, Family reunification, Looked after children, Parental responsibilities, Protection from abuse or neglect

    These analysis reports capture and summarise responses to two 2021 consultations: on child contact centres; and another on child welfare reporters, curators ad litem and solicitors. This article highlights the key themes identified in the reports, interspersed with what we said in our consultation response.

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  • Online Safety Bill – is it a missed opportunity?

    Date: 2nd February 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Protection of privacy, Bullying, Protection from abuse or neglect

    This Bill aims to tackle forms of illegal and harmful online content. However, according to a report by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, it is a missed opportunity as it does not tackle certain forms of content.

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  • Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force

    Date: 3rd September 2021
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    A landmark piece of regulation has come into force which requires the tech sector to consider children’s privacy, safety and wellbeing in their products and services if they are likely to be accessed by children and young people.

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  • Safeguarding in schools: complete the survey now!

    Date: 18th June 2021
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    Teachers, designated safeguarding leads and designated child protection officers are encouraged to take part in two short surveys to aid a study into human rights and safeguarding in schools across the UK.

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  • Financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse approved

    Date: 8th April 2021
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    Survivors of historical child abuse in care will be able to apply for financial redress, via a scheme that will be set up under the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act.

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  • Calls to keep children safe online

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    Organisations have called on the European Parliament to adopt a temporary derogation to the ePrivacy Directive. This would allow service providers to resume using certain tools to detect and address child sexual abuse material and instances of grooming.

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  • Research calls on other nations to ban smacking

    Date: 28th January 2021
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Domestic abuse, Children affected by substance misuse, Parental responsibilities, Protection from abuse or neglect

    The report adds to a significant body of evidence that physical punishment has a long-lasting impact on children’s health and behaviour. It calls on England and Northern Ireland to follow Scotland and Wales’s lead in granting children equal protection from violence.

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  • COVID-19: Examining the impact of the pandemic on violence against women and girls

    Date: 10th July 2020
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    Scottish Government published qualitative evidence on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on people experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls during March to May 2020.

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  • Zero Tolerance presents annual report

    Date: 10th July 2020
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

    Zero Tolerance has published its Annual Report for 2019-20 which features the organisation’s highlights and success over the last year.

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  • Welsh Assembly votes to outlaw corporal punishment of children

    Date: 12th February 2020
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Parental responsibilities, Protection from abuse or neglect

    On 28 January 2020, Members of the National Assembly for Wales voted 36 to 14 to approve the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill.

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  • UN 2019 Resolution on the Rights of the Child

    Date: 12th February 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Family reunification, Looked after children, Protection from abuse or neglect

    The 2019 Resolution on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 18 December 2019. The Resolution focuses specifically on children without parental care.

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  • SCRA official statistics for 2018/19 published

    Date: 30th July 2019
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect, Children in conflict with the law

    Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) released the figures on 25th July. They show that in the last year, 12,869 children and young people in Scotland were referred to the Children’s Reporter and 31,653 Children’s Hearings were held.

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  • Clinical Pathway for Children and Young People who have disclosed sexual abuse

    Date: 15th July 2019
    Category: Children in situations of exploitation, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Closing date 30th July 2019

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  • Equal Protection Bill passes at Stage 2

    Date: 24th June 2019
    Category: Special protection measures, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection from abuse or neglect, Basic Health and Welfare

    Together is pleased to see the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill pass at Stage 2 in the Scottish Parliament on 20th June 2019.

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  • MSPs back giving children equal protection from assault

    Date: 4th June 2019
    Category: Protection from abuse or neglect, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    On Tuesday 28th May, MSPs overwhelmingly backed in principle a bill to give children equal protection from assault. MSPs voted by 80 to 29 in favour of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, with only the Conservatives voting against, after its first stage debate.

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  • Together submits shadow report to UN Committee against Torture

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Restraint, Looked after children, Protection from abuse or neglect, Right to life, survival and development, Best interests of the child, UN Convention Against Torture

    Together has submitted a shadow report to the UN Committee against Torture for consideration as part of its 2019 review of the UK. This report highlights key concerns expressed by our members, and suggests recommendations the UN Committee could make to address these. 

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  • Together responds to consultation on Trauma Training Plan

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Training, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Together has responded to a joint consultation by NHS Education Scotland and the Scottish Government on a new Trauma-informed Training Plan.

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  • Consultation: Protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse

    Date: 26th February 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Domestic abuse, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The consultation seeks views on proposals to create new protective orders that could be used to keep people at risk of domestic abuse safe by banning perpetrators from their homes and on also seeks views on whether changes are needed to the current system of exclusion orders which allow a victim of domestic abuse to apply to suspend the right of their partner to live in the family home.

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  • Jersey politicians vote to outlaw smacking children

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection from abuse or neglect, Parental guidance, General measures of implementation, Best interests of the child

    The States of Jersey has voted to repeal a section of a law which allowed smacking by a parent if it was deemed "reasonable" making it illegal.

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