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Scottish health secretary claims nursery discriminated against daughter

SNP’s Humza Yousaf alleges school refused to offer places to three children with Muslim namesOne of Scotland’s most senior Muslim politicians has lodged a complaint against a nursery over suspicions it discriminated against his two-year-old daughter.Humza Yousaf, the Scottish health secretary, alleges a preschool nursery in Broughty Ferry near Dundee refused to offer places to three children with Muslim names, including his daughter Amal, yet found space for children with western-sounding names....
Tags: Politics, Children, Scotland, Religion, Race, Society, UK News, Childcare, Islam, Dundee, SNP, Muslim, Scottish politics, Humza Yousaf, Broughty Ferry, Scottish National party (SNP


"In the week since Lil Nas X released the provocative, pointedly homoerotic 'Industry Baby' music video and North Carolina rapper DaBaby regaled a Miami Rolling Loud audience with a vile quip about gay sex..."

"... and AIDS between songs, conversations about homosexuality and homophobia in hip-hop that have been percolating all year have come to a head..... It’s been illuminating watching masks come off and hearing what people think these two stories say about the state of hip-hop.... The message in the many twists this dialogue has taken is that a lot of people who claim credit for being open-minded also maintain that they deserve the right to object to some of the avenues of expression favored by t...
Tags: Children, Law, Horses, Rap, Homosexuality, North Carolina, Ann Althouse, Old Town Road, Craig Jenkins, DaBaby, Lil Nas X, Lil Nas, NY Magazine Here, J (the commenter, Miami Rolling Loud


Police review teen killings in search of catalyst for spike in murders

Pilot scheme hopes to discover patterns that will help prevent more deathsMeasures are being introduced to try to identify what is driving rising murder rates in the wake of a spike in teenage deaths in some of the UK’s homicide hotspots.All homicides in London, Birmingham and south Wales will be reviewed by the authorities in an attempt to learn from the chaotic sequences of events that often preempt a death. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Crime, Children, Law, Wales, Police, Communities, Society, UK News, UK criminal justice, Child protection, Social Care, Young People, Birmingham, Gangs


Jimmy Savile: 10 years on, what has changed in uncovering abuse?

As TV revisits the scandal, the author of an acclaimed play about it asks what the media and key institutions have learned – and whether survivors are now treated any betterJournalistic parlour game question: what are the most significant news stories of the past decade? Few would argue with the pandemic and Brexit. Not far behind, perhaps, is the Jimmy Savile scandal.Not many stories change our world. This one did. It transformed how we deal with allegations of sexual assault. We reassessed our...
Tags: Television, Crime, Media, Children, Law, Documentary, Society, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Jimmy Savile, Young People, Rape and sexual assault


The knock that tears families apart: ‘They were at the door, telling me he had accessed indecent images of children’

Every month in the UK, hundreds of homes are visited by police officers dropping a bombshell: someone has been viewing images of child abuse. What happens to the families left behind?It was an ordinary summer evening in 2016 for Emma when her ex-husband, Ben, dropped their young children back after a weekend visit at his place. The couple had been divorced for less than a year. Their split had brought with it the usual pain and sadness that comes when a long relationship ends, but things were am...
Tags: Family, UK, Crime, Children, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Child protection, Social Care, Parents and parenting, Ben, Emma, Online Abuse, Sex offenders register


A moment that changed me: my mother died – and I became my brother’s legal guardian

I had told my mum that I would look after Declan after her death. But standing in an airport car park, the ramifications began to rush through my headIt was in Stansted airport’s Pink Elephant car park that I realised all the adults were going home. It was early January 2007 and we had just returned from Mum’s funeral in Derry. I watched as uncles and aunts ambled over to their cars, and there the three of us were left: me, 25, my girlfriend, Jade, 26, and my little brother, Declan, who had just...
Tags: Children, Life and style, Society, Death and dying, Social Care, Derry, Fostering, Stansted, Jade, Declan


‘Like hell’: what former Lambeth children’s home residents told abuse inquiry

The report into sexual abuse in London council’s children’s homes heard from many who experienced itHundreds of vulnerable children aged five to 19 suffered sexual abuse, violence and intimidation in children’s homes run by Lambeth council in south London over several decades from the late 1960s, a report has found.Here are three accounts from some of those who gave evidence to the inquiry of their experiences in the care of Lambeth council: Continue reading...
Tags: London, Children, Society, UK News, Local Government, Lambeth council, UK child abuse inquiry


Hundreds of children abused while in care of Lambeth council, inquiry finds

Inquiry into child sexual abuse says abuse occurred over several decades on a scale that was ‘hard to comprehend’Hundreds of vulnerable children in the care of Lambeth council in south London were subjected to horrendous cruelty and sexual abuse over several decades on a scale that was “hard to comprehend,” an independent inquiry has found.The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) received more than 700 allegations of sexual abuse against hundreds of staff and individuals connected...
Tags: London, Children, Society, UK News, UK child abuse inquiry


Children’s education in sub-Saharan Africa cannot wait

Children are being deprived not only of education, but also nutrition. Governments and the international community must secure these inalienable rights The post Children’s education in sub-Saharan Africa cannot wait appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Learning, Education, Children, Africa, Schools, Food Security, International Community, Unicef, Food Shortages, Malnutrition, Guinea-bissau, Openaccess, Saharan Africa, World Food Program, Food Aid


Chasten Buttigieg slams J.D. Vance for 'tactless' insults of childless Democrats as the Buttigiegs try to adopt a child

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Buttigieg wave during a campaign town hall event at Washington Liberty High School February 23, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images Chasten Buttigieg rebuked GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance for attacking the "childless left." Buttigieg, who is trying to adopt a child with his husband Pete, called Vance's comments "tactless" Vance argued the US's falling birthrat...
Tags: Transportation, Post, Politics, News, Children, Washington Post, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, New Jersey, Biden, Paul Krugman, Kamala Harris, Chasten


Jailing of nearly 500 children under 13 a ‘failure’ by Australia’s top legal officers, advocates say

Justice and health groups say at least 65% of the children jailed in 2020 are Aboriginal or Torres Strait IslanderThe ongoing “failure” of Australia’s top legal officers to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old has seen 499 under-13s sent to jail in the past year alone, according to a coalition of 47 justice and health organisations.The coalition – representing welfare, youth and legal advocates, including Anglicare and Acoss – says attorneys general have “failed” to t...
Tags: Children, Australia, Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Children's Rights, Acoss


More than 250 convicted of child sexual abuse in UK and Ireland while in Scout movement

Exclusive: Analysis raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures‘Negligently amateur’: Survivor decries Scouts’ inquiry into alleged abuse at 13More than 250 people in the UK and Ireland have been convicted of child sexual abuse offences committed while they were Scout leaders or in other positions of responsibility within the Scout movement, according to analysis that raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures.For decades, the Scout movement has been ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Children, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Scouts and scouting


At least 250 convicted of child sexual abuse in UK and Ireland while in Scout movement

Exclusive: Analysis raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures‘Negligently amateur’: Survivor decries Scouts’ inquiry into alleged abuse at 13More than 250 people in the UK and Ireland have been convicted of child sexual abuse offences committed while they were Scout leaders or in other positions of responsibility within the Scout movement, according to analysis that raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures.For decades, the Scout movement has been ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Children, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Scouts and scouting


‘Our silence permits perpetrators to continue’: one woman’s fight to expose a father’s abuse

At 81, after years of suffering, Clare Devlin has joined the campaign to stop sex crime against children by revealing her own ordeal at the hands of her celebrated judge parentClare Devlin’s first memory of being sadistically and sexually snared by her father was when she was seven. But she knows that wasn’t the first time it had happened. She remembers a feeling of dread of something already known, a “recognition of feelings of fear and anger and grief”. The abuse continued throughout her chil...
Tags: Children, Law, UK News, Child protection, Social Care, Children's Rights, Devlin, Clare, UK child abuse inquiry, Patrick Devlin, Clare Devlin


Violence against Africa’s children is rising. It stains our collective conscience | Graça Machel

We must apply our own home-grown initiatives if we are to curb abuses of Africa’s most vulnerable Of all the unspeakable injustices suffered by Africa’s children – and I’ve witnessed many – violence is surely the worst because it is almost entirely preventable. Africa’s children suffer many hardships, including poverty, hunger and disease. Violence against children is avoidable, yet young people in Africa, especially girls, continue to live with sexual violence, child marriage, female genital mu...
Tags: Human Rights, Children, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Domestic Violence, Global development, Global Education, Graca Machel, Children's Health, Sexual Violence, Rape and sexual assault, Rights and Welfare, Conflict and arms


All the trains in my son’s train podcast ranked by how much I hate them | Ben Jenkins

Living in lockdown with small children means distracting them with the same thing, over and over again, until you – like Ben Jenkins – are driven insaneEvery parent of a young child in lockdown either knows this fact or is about to learn it: you don’t get to choose where they find their joy.For example, my two and half year old son likes to listen to the Thomas and Friends Storytime podcast. It is, by some margin, his favourite thing to do. By a similar margin, the opening “toot toot” of the pod...
Tags: Books, Family, Podcasts, Children, Life and style, Society, Culture, Children and teenagers, Parents and parenting, Thomas, Ben Jenkins, Coronavirus


Biden says children under 12 could be eligible for Covid vaccines within months

President urges Americans to take ‘gigantically important’ step of getting vaccinated amid surging casesJoe Biden has expressed optimism that young children would soon become eligible for Covid-19 inoculations, while urging unvaccinated Americans to take the “gigantically important” step of getting their shots as the virus surges across the US.Speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati on Wednesday, hosted by CNN, Biden said that children under 12, who are currently ineligible for the three...
Tags: Children, US, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Cincinnati, Coronavirus


Kageki Shoujo Remembers a Traumatic Past

Opera and dance anime Kageki Shoujo takes a dark turn in its third episode as a character’s traumatic backstory is explored, giving the female greater depth whilst explaining her androphobia and certain to shock those who thought the series was merely going to be another brainless slice of life. Omake:
Tags: Children, Drama, Anime, Image Gallery, Pine Jam, Kageki Shoujo


UK children will not be offered Covid jab unless vulnerable

Sajid Javid accepts JCVI advice that jab should only be offered to clinically at-risk children over age of 12 Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren in the UK will get a Covid vaccine only if they are over 12 and extremely vulnerable, or live with someone at risk, as scientists raised concerns about inflammation around the heart linked to the Pfizer jab.Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said he accepted the advice of scientific advisers that only children over 12 w...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Children, Society, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Sajid Javid, JCVI, Coronavirus


2 social scientists explain how childcare insecurity is hurting caregivers across the US

Not having childcare affects mothers' interpersonal interactions and quality of life. Gerald Herbert/ AP Childcare insecurity, or limited or uncertain access to adequate care, is a public health issue. The pandemic caused a spike in need that impacted the well-being and mental health of caregivers. Biden has proposed policies to address the issue, but economic constraints aren't the only cause. See more stories on Insider's business page. Childcare insecurity is a term we'v...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Childcare, Joe Biden, Biden, Caregivers, Nordic, Daycare, Texas State University, RAND Corp, Gerald Herbert, Contributor


"As an indoor kid at heart, it took me a while to warm up to being outside all day every summer."

"I could easily fill an entire day reading library books, creating new outfits for my Barbie out of candy wrappers, or practicing crochet chains with the giant ball of yarn my grandma gave me. Inside was full of wonder, mystery, and the life of the mind. Outside was a hellscape of insects, rusty nails, and scraped knees.... Wildness can exist indoors, but it’s not as fun.... Indoor creativity pushes the boundaries of parental patience far quicker than outdoor wildness. In the past year, as we r...
Tags: Children, Law, Reading, 1950s, 1980s, Ann Althouse, Danielle Henderson


7 children admitted to ICU's in low-vax Mississippi after coming down with severe cases of COVID-19

Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Seven Mississippi children are battling COVID-19 in intensive care units, a top health official said. Two of them are in intensive care units on ventilators. Experts worry that Mississippi's low vaccination rate is putting children more at risk. See more stories on Insider's business page. Seven children are currently battling COVID-19 in intensive care units across Mississippi as state health officials warn of a Delta variant sur...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Children, Abc, Cdc, Cbs News, Trends, News UK, Delta, Vaccinations, Jackson, Abc News, Thomas Dobbs, Johns Hopkins University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Coronavirus


Delays aggravate debate over Covid jabs for UK children

Analysis: opinion is becoming sharply divided in the absence of official recommendationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe delay in deciding whether to vaccinate children over 12 against Covid is unlikely to help resolve what is already a contentious issue.A survey by the Office for National Statistics has found that almost 90% of parents in England would favour giving their children a vaccine if offered, and school leaders have also backed jabs for pupils. Continue ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Children, UK News, Schools, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics, Coronavirus


What have they done to my hula hoop?

I'm reading the "Ask a Cool Person" column at New York Magazine, and I see "100-Teen Poll: What Is Actually Cool to Buy in 2021? We surveyed high schoolers around the country. Here, 19 takeaways about how teens shop." After seeing the cool type of "top" is a corset and something about comfortable sweatpants and favorite "loungewear" brands I get to: 4) The only workout item mentioned multiple times was the weighted Hula-Hoop. A respondent named Aida bought this Hula-Hoop after seeing it on TikTo...
Tags: Health, Children, Law, California, Wikipedia, Aging, Teenagers, Dancing, United States, Hawaii, 1950s, New York Magazine, Baby Boomers, NY Magazine, Aida, Ann Althouse


Best Student Credit Cards

I’m going to be brutally honest: when I was a student, I didn’t read a single article about the best student credit cards in Canada. My mom took me to the bank and basically told me where to sign.  My only thought was , “Oh hey, free money!” …and put that $500 limit to the…
Tags: Credit Cards, Students, Children, Marketing, Canada, General Finance


Missing school: how art can help girls in Nepal get an education – in pictures

Some of the UK’s best-loved illustrators, including Axel Scheffler, Debi Gliori and Jackie Morris, have created artworks telling the stories of children in rural Nepal who struggle to get an education. The pictures are being raffled by the charity United Word Schools, which has opened schools in the country.All photographs by Navesh Chitrakar for UWS*All girls’ names have been changed Continue reading...
Tags: Books, UK, Children, Society, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, Global Education, Navesh Chitrakar, Jackie Morris, Axel Scheffler Debi Gliori, United Word Schools


‘Never apologise for being you’: disabled celebrities’ letters to their teenage selves

Don’t buy the pink wheelchair – but do eat your greens (and some pizza too). Disabled comedians, musicians, athletes, writers and mathematicians on what they wish they’d known growing upIf being a teenager is hard for everyone, being a disabled teenager can feel like a slog. No longer protected by the relative simplicity of childhood, you are confronted with the realities of your disabled body and, perhaps harder still to fathom, your place in a profoundly ableist society.Failed by a system that...
Tags: Family, Education, Children, Life and style, Society, Disability, Culture, Disability and sport


New balance: will work be more parent-friendly than ever after the pandemic?

Between home schooling and hybrid working, the last year has brought rapid and radical shifts in our working habits, good and bad. Now it is time to see whether positive change can stickLast month, a video by Maggie Mundwiller, a mother in St Louis, Missouri, went viral on TikTok. It showed her one-year-old son accompanying her to a second face-to-face job interview. (She had asked for an alternative date because she had no childcare. The employer said: “Bring him with you.”) The video featured ...
Tags: Family, Money, Children, Women, America, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Work & careers, Men, Parents and parenting, Guardian Careers, St Louis Missouri, Coronavirus, Maggie Mundwiller


‘We can do anything’: the Indian girls’ movement fighting child marriage

At 17, Priyanka Bairwa refused her arranged marriage. Instead, she started Rajasthan Rising to help thousands of others and call for free educationPriyanka Bairwa was 15 when her family, began to look for a husband for her. The pandemic sped up the process, as schools shut and work dried up. By October 2020, her parents had settled on a suitable boy from their village of Ramathra in the district of Karauli, Rajasthan.But Bairwa, now 18, wouldn’t hear of it. “During the pandemic, every family in ...
Tags: Gender, Children, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Children's Rights, Child rights, Forced marriage, Child marriage, Rajasthan, Dalits, Women's rights and gender equality, Coronavirus, Priyanka Bairwa, educationPriyanka Bairwa


The Indigenous children who died at Canada’s residential schools

Half a century ago, Barry Kennedy was taken from his family and forced into an abusive system that sought to obliterate his Indigenous heritage. Now, after the discovery of more than 1,000 bodies in unmarked graves at schools including his own, he reflects on the traditions that were erased, the friends he lost – and Canada’s new reckoning with that history.In recent months, headlines about the discovery of bodies in unmarked graves on the sites of residential schools have horrified the public i...
Tags: Children, Canada, Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous child graves, Barry Kennedy