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Harp Mental Health and Well-being Resource - website for health professionals involved in assisting asylum seekers and refugees

Some cultures have a different perspective on sexual relations with children and the physical punishment of children. A health care worker may need to make it clear that any form of child abuse in not acceptable in the UK, and inform them that the police will become involved if it is known that a child is being abused.

DH: Safeguarding children involved in prostitution (2003)

This guidance is for police, health, social services, education and all other agencies and professionals that may work with children about whom there are concerns that they are involved in prostitution. It sets out an inter-agency approach (PDF 51 pages).

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:26]

DH: Working Together to Safeguard Children (2002)

This document sets out how all agencies and professionals should work together to promote children's welfare and protect them from abuse and neglect. It is addressed to those who work in the health and education services, the police, social services, the probation service, and others whose work brings them into contact with children and families. It is relevant to those working in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:32]

Leaflets on child abuse

A small selection of leaflets from the New South Wales multi cultural communication centre (Australia)(available in up to 15 languages).

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:34]

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

The NSPCC is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. It has been protecting children from abuse for over 100 years. It is the only children's charity in the UK with statutory powers enabling it to act to safeguard children at risk.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:35]

Children's Legal Centre

The Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. Free legal advice and information regarding children and young people.
Located at: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Tel: 01206 873820

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:36]

Family Rights Group

Family Rights Groups are organised by interested practitioners and managers in the area. Site contains a list of Regional Groups known to Family Rights Group, which are currently setup in the UK.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:37]


Runs safe houses, counselling and advocacy for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Location: 2-8 Maltravers Street, London, WC2R 3EE.
Tel: 0870 599 5443 (24 hours).

[Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:37]

ChildLine UK

This is a free, 24-hour help-line for children and young people in trouble or danger.
If children want to talk to someone,
call ChildLine free on 0800 1111.
There is also information on the web site.
The lines can be busy so please keep trying (English only).

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 15:26]

Bullying Online

Useful information for pupils, parents, schools and organisations working with children and young people.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 15:30]

UNICEF: Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rightsócivil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.
Available in English, French and Spanish.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 15:39]

UNHCR: Evaluating child protection

This short report also makes proposals for change in relation to specific aspects, such as the need for more effective approaches to the protection of refugee children.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 15:31]

Meeting the rights and protection needs of refugee children

A comprehensive evaluation report completed in 2002.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 15:34]

Refugee Children: guidelines on protection and care

This book is available through Save the Children to read free online in pdf.
It was originally written for UNCHR staff but is relevant to all those working with refugee children.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 15:35]

UNICEF: Child Refugees

Offers background information the experiences of refugee children and their rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 15:37]

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters: Change for Children is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve through learning; make a postive contribution to society; achieve economic well being. Sections on: Early years and childcare; education, training and employment; health; parents, carers and families; participation of children and young people; social care, welfare and protection; youth justice.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 14:46]

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