Children face same social problems as they did 100 years ago

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:163
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Too many children in the United Kingdom continue to face many of the same problems today that they did 100 years ago, says a report from UK children's charity Barnardo's. These include poverty, neglect, abuse, and discrimination.

    Vulnerability to sexual exploitation is just one of the many problems that were around in 1905, when Dr Thomas Barnardo died, says the report, compiled to mark the centenary of the founder's death. But modern society has produced new ways in which children can be exploited—for example, via new technologies, such as the …

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