National Media Briefing

Warning over child support, increasing numbers of prison births and Les Dennis to record charity Christmas single.

One Parent Families/Gingerbread has warned that a new system for enforcing child support payments, which comes into effect today, could be "disastrous" for lone parents.
See The Guardian for full story

A child sex abuse trial in Albania of three British charity workers who set up an orphanage there could have repercussions for child protection systems in the UK.
See The Guardian for full story

Comedian Les Dennis is to record a Christmas charity single with indie band the Wombats to raise cash for Mencap.
See BBC News for full story

Prison Reform Trust among charities to have criticised the practice of jailing mothers and mothers-to-be, as Ministry of Justice figures show an increase in the number of babies born in prison.
See The Independent for full story

The NSPCC has called  for research into the effects of bullying as a survey by Ofsted finds 27 per cent of children worry about being bullied.
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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