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Livestreaming and video-chat risks highlighted

Results of a survey by the NSPCC has highlighted the risks faced by children and young people when using the internet, in particular the dangers of li...
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Characteristics of children in need 2017/18

The Department for Education has released statistics on the characteristics of children in need 2017/18. The number of children in need increased this...
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Safeguarding in faith communities

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published a summary of event they held bringing senior UK faith leaders together to talk about safeguardi...
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Survey highlights online risk for children

A survey by the NSPCC of nearly 40,000 children and young people (aged 7 to 16) has found that, on average, one child per primary school class has bee...
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New response unit to tackle exploitation of vulnerable children

A national response unit is to be set up to provide support to local authorities to help stop child sexual exploitation, trafficking, modern slavery a...
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Neglect in older children going unseen

An Ofsted report has warned that neglect in older children can go ‘unseen’ and that this group of children may be ‘skilled at hiding the impact ...
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Definition of ‘bullying’ changed after campaign

All major dictionary companies have agreed to change their definition of ‘bully’, following a youth-led campaign supported by The Diana Award, whi...
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Support for special guardians lacking, according to ombudsman

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has analysed national complaints data and found issues around financial assistance and information prov...
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Child sexual abuse imagery up by a third

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has released new data that shows a 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. The number of confirmed child sexual a...