Ava and Pansy Blake, sister and mother of murdered actor Sian Blake, after giving a media interview at New Scotland Yard in London on Thursday. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

An investigation will take place into Scotland Yard’s handling of the case of former EastEnders actor Sian Blake and her two sons, who were founded mu(...)

Facebook has decided not to remove a video from its site which a children’s charity believes is inappropriate. Photograph: Getty

A British child protection charity is in dispute with Facebook after the social network refused to remove a video clip that appears to show a baby bec(...)

Jimmy Savile showing off his OBE in 1972. Only a tiny number of his victims immediately raised the alarm with hospital staff or family, according to a new NSPCC report. Photograph: Leslie Lee/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

A significant number of those abused by Jimmy Savile – some of them more than 50 years ag(...)

The trend for online blackmail to cause children to harm themselves is small, but its growth is worrying experts who investigate child sexual exploitation.

Children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sexual acts on webcams by abusers in increasing numbers, research by the UK’s Chil(...)