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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...
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School nurse role threatened by increase in paperwork

The Children’s Commissioner for England has found that school nurses now spend twice as much time on paperwork than direct work with children – po...
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Calls for child witnesses to be given more support

The NSPCC has called for more victims of child abuse to be able to give evidence via remote video link. A Freedom of Information request to police for...
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Unhealthy relationships highlighted in Childline campaign

Childline has seen a 24% rise in contacts about online sexual abuse in 2015/16, and so has launched a campaign #ListenToYourSelfie aimed at helping yo...
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UK-wide child sexual exploitation unit launched

NWG Network, a national charity dedicated to tackling child sexual exploitation, has launched a UK-wide child sexual exploitation unit. Announced by t...