Fair Play for Children News — Children in the World & Society

Jan Cosgrove
68 min readMay 17, 2023

including Child Labour, Child Soldiers, Children’s Rights, Children Law, Children and Justice, Children and Gambling

Fair Play for Children website: http://www.fairplay31.online/index.html

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24th July 2023

19th July 2023

Climate Change: Save The Children Launches New Campaign To Protect Children

Armenian VOMA terrorist organization calling children to mine-laying trainings (PHOTO)

The Guardian on Twitter: “Home Office had murals for children removed at second asylum centre

Florida seeing spike in child labour as Republican states across the country push to remove barriers

Children are agents of change” | OHCHR

new research reveals ongoing violence and abuse of Palestinian children detained by Israeli military

14th July 2023

Wisconsin teen dies in sawmill accident in one of 14 states looking to roll back child labour laws

11th July 2023

SPECIAL REPORT

Fair Play for Children reminds Ministers and MPs of the obligations the UK has to all children, including lone child migrant asylum seekers following the disgraceful actions of the Immigration Minister. This is the letter sent all MPs

9th July 2023

“Robert Jenrick reportedly ordered the removal of the murals at the centre in Kent, which depicted characters such as Baloo from The Jungle Book and Mickey Mouse, because they were thought to be too welcoming.” (SKY News Report.

“The i reported that Mr Jenrick also ordered colourful welcome signs to be removed as he wanted to make clear the centre was a “law enforcement environment” and “not a welcome centre”.”

Commenting, Jan Cosgrove, National Secretary of Fair Play for Children, which campaigns for the Child’s Right to Play as set out in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, to which the UK is signatory: “This egregious example of current political thinking in the UK Government goes completely against the first principle of the Convention, that in all matters relating to a child, its welfare is a paramount issue. Children who are traumatised should not be subjected to such inhumane dictat. No matter what the vote-seeking attraction anyone thinks this might have, such an outrageous example of lack of compassion should be condemned. Such children need their rights protected not abused. Perhaps the Government might care to send a Minister to explain to the children ….”

Slavery, child labour persists one year after G7 commitment in Elmau, Germany

GambleAware draws links between early exposure and later life problems

Ambitious Efforts to Reform New York’s Juvenile Justice System Fail in the Legislature

5th July 2023

Strengthening Parents’ Rights: New York City Child Welfare Agency Says Not So Fast

DRC REMAINS EPICENTRE OF CHILD SUFFERING IN WAR AS COUNTRY TOPS WORLD LIST OF GRAVE VIOLATIONS AGAINST CHILDREN

UNICEF receives unprecedented backing from the United States

3rd July 2023

Children’s Sub-Commission of the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity, and Opportunity (CWCSEO)

Urgent reforms needed to protect women and children from violence in custody battles: UN expert

Monica Bedi On Child Labour: It Is Really Heartbreaking For Me When I See This Happening And I Feel So Helpless

DSWD seeks cross sectoral collab on children’s rights in ASEAN

26th June 2023

The Supreme Court Kept Children’s and Tribal Rights Top of Mind

21st June 2023

Counting the costs: Child labour in the Global South

18th June 2023

Council calls for a kinder, more inclusive internet where adults and children are safe

“This appeal raises important learning points concerning the correct approach to sentencing children and young people.”

13th June 2023

WHAT IF…CHILDREN LED THE FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS?

It’s time adults stopped trying to mould kids into obedient neoliberal subjects, argues Matt Broomfield

https://newint.org/features/2023/04/03/what-if-children-led-fight-their-rights

Toolkit: Ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communication Procedure — how children can make complaints direct to the UN

Imo: Police arrest landlord, others over abduction of four children — The Guardian Nigeria

UNICEF deeply shocked by the reported deaths of more than 20 children in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia following the detonation of a discarded explosive device

8th June 2023

MPs urge government to outlaw child labour

Belize newest country to join Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour

Jersey’s Children First

4th June 2023

31st May 2023

The change we desire is achievable, Nigerian children task government

Experts of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Commend Türkiye’s Free Child … — OHCHR

Children’s Day: Rights of Children Still Violated in Nigeria — Development Diaries

Children’s Day: How Elizabethan Humanitarian Life is Rewriting History

Ann Skelton a champion for children’s rights leads UN committee on rights of the child

Toolkit: Ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communication Procedure | OHCHR

29th May 2023

25th May 2023

23rd May 2023

UN expert on sale and exploitation of children to visit Uruguay

Child Labour harmful for health, development: Zia

State Regulators Shut Down Two Juvenile Halls in Los Angeles County, Citing ‘Unsuitable’ Conditions

The system is the real “terror” in youth justice

22nd May 2023

17th May 2023

CHILD LABOUR RISKS FOUND WIDESPREAD IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS FROM CELLPHONES TO COFFEE: NEW STUDY

https://www.savethechildren.net/news/child-labour-risks-found-widespread-global-supply-chains-cellphones-coffee-new-study

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Jan Cosgrove

National Secretary of Fair Play for Children, Also runs Bognor Regis Herald online. Plus runs British Music Radio online