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Rise in appropriate housing for care leavers

The number of children being placed in inappropriate housing such as bed and breakfast accommodation has fallen by 35% in two years, research by Barna...
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Child protection enquiries rise again

Department for Education statistics have shown a year-on-year rise in the number of child protection cases, with the number of children subject to sec...
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Shorter family court proceedings have improved care placement stability

A University of Anglia study into the impact of shorter family court care proceedings found that more children ended up in stable placements, and that...
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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...