Children in Imperial Europe by Kaustav Bhattacharyya

Global child rights discourse often turns the spotlight on how children are treated – historically and in present times – in the Third World. But it is also educational to turn the gaze around to study the treatment of children down the ages in the West. In this article we look at the child in Imperial Britain, Germany (Prussia) and France – the three dominant powers of Europe of the time.

Sex, Lies and Child Rights NGOs by Suranya Aiyar

Not only has the child protection industry been ignoring the culture of abuse of children outside the home, they have been guilty of molesting children themselves. What this does tell us is that the child protection industry has not been under sufficient scrutiny to keep to any standards – whether in the character of the people it hires, or in the quality of the work being done.

All you need is love, except when the State judges families (Part I & II) by Ian Josephs

In this essay we are proud to present British philanthropist Ian Josephs on his work helping families targeted by UK Social Services. In the first part of the essay, Ian Josephs makes the unexpected suggestion that today’s grim and severe child protection services are the product of that happiest and most carefree of times – the Swinging Sixties! In the second part of the essay he demonstrates how big money and a low threshold for the removal of children from their families in the UK is causing ever-increasing numbers of unwarranted child removals.