Links of the week
- An extra 400,000 children will be in "absolute poverty" due to benefit cuts, a think tank warns.
- "There is no such thing as a suitable institution' for a child", the UN Disability Committee argues.
- A new NHS survey reports that 19% of youngsters in England have smoked, 24% have taken drugs and 44% have drunk alcohol, revealing that drug use is more common than smoking among children aged 11-15.
- Social worker finds no evidence to support allegations which caused a media furore in August about a 'Christian' girl fostered by Muslims.
- No victim of sexual abuse can be denied compensation on grounds of alleged consent anymore!
- Special - A new book (which has been turned into a free online resource) teaches children how to speak out about abuse.