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Government ratifies Lanzarote Convention to tackle child sexual exploitation

The Home Office has announced that the Government will ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, known as the Lanzarote Convention. The convention is part of the United Nations and Council of Europe standards to end all kinds of sexual offences against children, including exploitation of children through prostitution, grooming and offences related to child abuse material.

Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert

Join a cast of 100 women* and be part of the spectacular finale to the Great Exhibition of the North

Produced and directed by the team behind the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony and the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, Great North Star will include mass participation, film, music, narration, circus and pyrotechnics in a stunning ceremony celebrating the spirit of the North and forming part of the programme for this year’s Great North Run.

Bill to make upskirting criminal offence blocked by Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope

A bid to make upskirting a criminal offence has been blocked by a Tory MP to cries of “shame” in the House of Commons. The government had given its backing to the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill but Conservative Sir Christopher Chope shouted “object” during its second reading on Friday, The Independent reported. 

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