A new study finds 200 children are separated from their parents by the UKBA as it detains immigrants for extended periods of time.
The coalition is trumpeting its childcare support package, but campaigners have expressed bafflement that couples with a joint income of £299,999 will benefit.
More than half a million British children will live below the poverty line by 2015, the TUC has warned in a disputed report.
The Metropolitan police is refusing to deny a report that its officers have used the identities of dead children when working undercover for decades.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has admitted smacking his children as part of his disciplinarian 'regime' at home.
The number of annual arrests of children under ten has collapsed over the last five years from around 800 to just 23.
Harrowing details of Jimmy Savile's "predatory and opportunistic" sexual depravity have been revealed by the Metropolitan police.
Prospective foster parents are to be given more chances to choose the child they will eventually adopt under new plans announced this Christmas.
The government was accused of trying to escape scrutiny today after it withdrew its witnesses from a parliamentary inquiry at the eleventh hour.
A report published today says there are thousands of children at risk of sexual and violent abuse at the hands of organised criminal gangs.
Vulnerable children facing abuse could be affected by spending cuts undermining child protection services, MPs have warned.
Flaws in the funding of UK children's services are creating a "ticking time bomb" according to the charity Action for Children.
The UK has enforced a stricter set of ratings for video games in an attempt to protect young children from games featuring high levels of fighting, sex and drugs.
Children's right to health is more important than the civil liberties of smokers.
Internet service providers could gather a list of households which access pornographic material, under proposals being put forward by ministers.
Austerity measures are negatively affecting children and young people, according to a report out today.
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Social workers are putting more and more children in care in the wake of the Baby P case, figures out today show.
Peers rejected the government's welfare reform bill yet again last night, in the largest Lords defeat yet for the coalition.
One hundred and forty thousand disadvantaged two-year-olds could gain access to 15 hours a week of free early education, according to new government plans.
One in four babies in Britain is at risk of abuse or neglect, according to a new report.
Internet users who want to look at pornography will have to actively 'opt-in' with their service provider, under new plans.
British children are trapped in the UK's materialistic culture, a report from Unicef has found.
The government should take a more active role in children's development via the launch of a "five-a-day" parenting campaign, a CentreForum report has urged.
Plans to set up a parent complaint website for children's media are being fast-tracked by the PM.