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Cyber-bullying up by 88% in 5 years

The number of children and young people contacting Childline about cyber-bullying has risen to 4,541 in 2015/16, compared to 2,410 in 2011/12 – a ri...
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Nearly half of children living in poverty in parts of the UK

Figures from the End Child Poverty coalition have revealed that there are more than 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK, and that in some...
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Ofsted highlights police failings in child protection

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has warned that failings by police forces in England could lead to further cases of organised child abuse. In...
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Concerns over treatment of children under the Prevent strategy

The Open Society Justice Initiative has called on the Government to repeal the Prevent strategy as it says it violates human rights and causes serious...
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Victim-blaming language still being used in child sexual exploitation cases

Officials are still using victim-blaming language when dealing with child sexual exploitation cases, according to Ofsted. Time to listen - a joine...
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Young women at highest mental health risk

A study has found that young women are the highest risk group in England for mental health disorders. New data from NHS Digital, published in its repo...
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Troubled Families programme having ‘limited impact’

The Government’s Troubled Families initiative has had little impact on job prospects or outcomes for targeted children, an evaluation report by the ...
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Increase in children in need of help or protection

The National Audit Office has published a report looking at progress in improving the system to help and protect children. It found that the demand fo...
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Call for tough action against failure to report FGM

An inquiry by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee has found evidence that NHS clinicians are sometimes failing to properly record information ab...