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Youth Court should include 19 to 20yr olds - Children's Commissioner

Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says we need to reassess our approach to the youth justice system.

Suspected sex offender hired to work with vulnerable children

The former MSD employee has since been convicted on multiple counts of rape and indecent assault.

Amy Adams.

National claims Govt is cutting child sex abuse team

But Internal Affairs says it's actually almost doubling the size of its team.

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India approves death penalty for child rapists

The law change comes after an eight-year-old girl was raped and murdered.

The inquiry will look into instances of abuse between 1950 to the end of 1999.

State care inquiry should include recent cases - survivor

The inquiry will look into instances of abuse only between 1950 and 1999.

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Churches could launch own investigation into historical abuse

Church leaders have met with the head of the Royal Commission into abuse in state care, Sir Anand Satyanand.

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Mum who left kids home alone to go to Germany avoids prison

She left the young children in the care of her two 12-year-olds.

Alaina Marie Limpert, 25, admitted to cooking mac and cheese with THC for her husband, but says was unaware that he gave some to their daughter.

Woman charged with child abuse after daughter eats THC mac and cheese

She says she was unaware her two-year-old ate any of the dish.

Sharon Dobbins.

US mother allegedly used Taser to wake son up for church

"I don't think I did anything wrong... because you're supposed to put God first."

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Arrests after four-month-old suffers 16 fractures

A 28-year-old man and 30-year-old woman have been charged.

Aracely Meza ordered that a two-year-old be denied food for three weeks.

Pastor gets 99 years' prison for starving toddler to death

She believed denying the child food would rid him of a demon.

The girls are now in the custody of their grandparents.

Mother crashes car with kids inside to prove 'God is real'

In the mother's defence, the girls had their seatbelts on.

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Californian 'house of horrors' children rehomed

The 13 Turpin children escaped in January after being shackled, starved and tortured for years.

Aniya before her death.

US father's chilling letter to court ahead of daughter's death

"I truly feel as though our daughter is being abused... and that her life could possibly be in danger."

Ruth Money and Simon Bridges talk to The AM Show.

Call to end right to silence in child abuse cases

It comes after yet another awful case in Auckland - a four-month-old with 16 fractures.

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The Full Interview: Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined Lisa Owen to talk Russia, child poverty and the youth camp incident. .

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Police investigating after baby suffers 16 fractures

The injuries to her skull, ribs and limbs were sustained over a period of time.

A cruise ship.

Man accused of paedophilia, sues cruise company

He was beaten by a child's angry parents.

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How your smartphone could be encouraging child labour

One ingredient in cellphone batteries is being mined by exploited African kids.

Sad teenager. Problems at school. Grief boy

One in four Kiwi kids sent to child protection services - report

The Children's Commissioner says it is "in every sense unacceptable".