Corrections and clarifications

• Operation Christmas Child asks schoolchildren to fill a shoebox full of presents for distribution, by the Samaritan’s Purse charity, to children in Africa and eastern Europe. We said that a booklet of Bible stories, sent with the boxes to some countries, includes a pledge that children are asked to sign to “become God’s child today”, attend church, read the Bible and convince friends to do the same. However, Samaritan’s Purse have advised us that the booklet seen by the writer of our story, while similar to the one used by Operation Christmas Child, is not the one used by the charity project. The Operation Christmas Child booklet does not include a pledge page asking children to sign or commit to anything (Parents angry at evangelicals’ charity scheme, 9 November, page 14).

•  In a report about sex trafficking we referred to the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre as “the police Human Trafficking Centre”. The UKHTC describes itself as “a multi-agency centre” and says that it is “police led”. Its partners include two non-governmental organisations, HM Revenue & Customs, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the UK Border Agency. We referred to Grahame Maxwell as the head of the UKHTC; his title is programme director (Biggest sex slavery inquiry failed to net single trafficker, 20 October, page 1).

•  Michael Caine’s East End origins do not form the central pillar of his personal mythos, as we said. He was born in Rotherhithe in south-east London (Michael Caine keeps coming home … stars should do the same, 7 November, page 19, The Guide).

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