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Insurers Accused of Hampering Child Abuse Inquiries
Offbeat  (tags: delay abuse inquiry, Children, BBC Investigation.Insurers )

- 2 days ago -
ABBC investigation has found evidence that some local authorities in England and Wales may have allowed fear of losing insurance cover to alter their approach to child abuse inquiries.
Child Mental Health: A Mother's Struggle
Offbeat  (tags: Mental health, care, children, Mental health week )

- 3 days ago -
In the first ever children's mental health week, a small survey reveals parents' frustration with the support they get.
Boko Haram Crisis: Nigerian Abductees Reunited With Families
Offbeat  (tags: Nigerian, abductees, children, Boko Haram militants )

- 4 days ago -
group of 158 women and children abducted by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria in December have been reunited with their families.
Boy, Aged Four, Writes Letter to 'Bad' Dog Thieves
Offbeat  (tags: animals, children, crime, dogs, pets )

- 8 days ago -
A four-year-old boy has written his first letter to plead with thieves to return his beloved pet dog. Ethan Ferrier, who has just learned to write after starting school in September, begged the "bad men" who took Fern to let her "come home".
Poorest Americans Left Out of Federal Aid Despite 74 Percent Spending Surge
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Poorest, spending, USA )

- 9 days ago -
Over a period of two decades, 2.5 million single parent families experienced a 35 percent decline in federal assistance while those earning slightly more saw aid rise 74 percent, the New York Times reported.
Young Girl's Letter Pleas for Highway Barriers After Fatal Lillooet Crash! Petition, Please Help!
Offbeat  (tags: children, deaths, safety, sadness, suffering, died, accident, protection, news, government, health, humans, animals, environment, animalwelfare, wellness, wildanimals, wildlife, wild animals, women, media, man, humans )

- 10 days ago -
Reassess the need for further CRB along Hwy 99/Hwy 12/Road 40 to prevent unnecessary deaths (Whistler - Lillooet- Lytton). Please see Petition for further details, along with a letter written by a 7 year old girl, Riley Donahue.
Disgusting Murderer Burned 8-Year-Old Sex Abuse Victim To Keep Him Quiet
Offbeat  (tags: crime, children )

- 14 days ago -
It took more than 16 years for justice to be served against a man who set an 8-year-old boy on fire after sexually abusing him. The victim, Robbie Middleton, died three years ago of a rare cancer suffered by burn victims, allowing prosecutors to go forwar
Female Genital Mutilation in US Tripled in 25 Years
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Human Rights, Sex, Health, Crime, Immigration Law )

- 18 days ago -
In the US, the estimated number of females between 15 and 49, who are either at risk of genital mutilation or who have already undergone a procedure, has reached more than 500,000, triple the amount reported in the 1990 national census.
The Scale of Abuse
Offbeat  (tags: Sex, Abuse, Home, Children, UK )

- 21 days ago -
Child sexual abuse has dominated the news agenda since the Jimmy Savile revelations. But the focus on abuse by celebrities and grooming gangs masks the fact that more than 80% of abuse takes place within the home, according to campaigners
âEUR~National Moral DisgraceâEUR(TM): Over 1 in 5 US Children on Food Stamps & Living in Poverty
Offbeat  (tags: children, foodstamps, moral disgrace, living in poverty )

- 27 days ago -
Over 20 percent of US children âEUR' an estimated 16 million youths âEUR' are on food stamps, according to the latest government figures.
School Made 11-Year-Old Girls Pull Down Their Pants for Disgusting Inspection
Offbeat  (tags: school, strip search, girls, students, children, texasodd, bizarre )

- 28 days ago -
Parents are furious with administrators at a public school in Gustine, Texas, after learning that their kids were subjected to a partial strip-search and a humiliating, feces-related inspection.
Taking Your Phone to Bed Might Lead to a Fire.
Offbeat  (tags: phone, bed, fire, girl, texas, sleep, americans, business, children, culture, health, humans, safety, society )

- 32 days ago -
VIDEO: This is the story of a little girl from Texas and how her phone nearly burned her is her sleep.
Kind Woman Confronts Twitter Racist With Love
Offbeat  (tags: children, child, education, ethics, family, GoodNews, goodnews, humans, internet, women, humans, interesting, society, Body-Mind-Spirit )

- 34 days ago -
Woman gives anonymous racist words of kindness and encouragement.

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