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BT joins TalkTalk and Sky in introducing filtering by default following pressure from the PM

Released: Jon Venables

Decision to free James Bulger's killer, Jon Venables, is 'wrong', says victim's mother Denise Fergus

Denise Fergus tweets: 'Just don't believe what I've got 2 go through'

Rebecca Shuttleworth was described as a 'monster' by police

Mother faces life for killing toddler after months of 'horrifying' abuse

A mother faces life behind bars today for murdering her two-year-old son after social workers failed to take action to save him from months of “horrifying” abuse.

Youngest female genital mutilation victim was 'aged just seven'

Data relating to cases revealed as NSPCC launches helpline

A 17-year-old in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya, after fleeing from the threat of mutilation

New lifeline offered to girls at risk of FGM

NSPCC opens a 24-hour service in an effort to eradicate genital mutilation

Possible new measures include greater use of online filters

The Government has got itself in a fine muddle over internet censorship

Maria Miller is attempting to take credit for measures started elsewhere

Google, BT and Yahoo! agree plan to tackle child porn on the web

Computer experts are to track down and block online child abuse images in an attempt to reverse the spread of sites used by paedophile groups, the Government announced today.

Loophole gives animals and corpses more rights than women in porn, say anti-rape campaigners

Necrophilia and bestiality are illegal but pornography depicting rape scenes is not

Google is among 13 companies taking part this week in an online protection summit called by Maria Miller

Google pledges $5m to battle child porn on the web

Internet giant pledges global funding to help charities find and remove exploitative images

Call for hotline serving grown-up victims of child abuse

Call follows wave of victims coming forward in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal

End Violence Against Women is highly critical of the lack of action by the Department for Education in taking steps to curb abuse through schools

Majority of parents believe sex education should be compulsory in secondary schools, YouGov poll reveals

Sex education lessons should be compulsory in secondary schools and address the issue of sexual consent, the vast majority of parents believe.

Hundreds sign up to new social work scheme

More than 200 graduates have signed up to a new scheme to attract the brightest candidates into social work within just 24 hours of its launch, it emerged last night.

Julie Siddiqi, executive director of the Islamic Society of Britain, was one of the first Muslim figures to speak out on the issue

Imams to preach against grooming of girls for sex

Convictions of Muslims for child abuse prompt co-ordinated response from nation’s mosques

(Top row) Akhtar Dogar, Anjum Dogar, Kamar Jamil; (Bottom row) Assad Hussain, Bassam Karrar, Mohammed Karrar and Zeeshan Ahmed

Victims blamed for child sex abuse as Oxford council chief faces calls to quit over exploitation ring

Deputy Children’s Commissioner says senior child protection figures said the issue was of the victims' own making

Child protection agency hails child protection record

Ceop safeguarded 790 children in 2012/13, an increase of 85% on previous year

Former Archbishop of York accused of covering up allegations of Church of England abuse

Lord Hope was made aware of accusations against the former Dean of Manchester, Robert Waddington, in 1999 and again in 2003

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