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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...
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Strategy launched to combat decline of children’s wellbeing

The charity Youth Sport Trust has launched a four-year strategy aimed at stopping the decline in children’s physical, mental and social wellbeing, u...
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MPs to assess success of SEND reforms

A group of MPs is to investigate whether government reforms of the system of support for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND)...
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Facebook is top site for online grooming

The NSPCC has analysed the details of criminal offences recorded by the police in the nine months since it became a criminal offence to have sexual co...