Eddie McEntee, who says he  was abused in foster care in Kildare in the 1940s. He is applying to mother and baby inquiry to have fostered children in  the 1930s and 1940s and up to 1952 to be included in the terms of reference of mother and baby inquiry. Photograph:  Joanne O’Brien

A call has been made for the terms of the forthcoming inquiry into mother and baby homes to be extended to include people who were in foster care over(...)

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(...)