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Child protection overview highlights increase in sexual offences

The NSPCC’s latest survey of child protection in the UK has highlighted the increase in the number of recorded sexual offences against children comp...
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Over 9,000 cases of FGM seen in the NHS

Between April 2016 and March 2017 there were 9,179 attendances reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where female genital mutilation was identified,...
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Snap Map safeguarding warning

Concerns have been raised about the safeguarding implications of children using a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat. Snap Map, which allows use...
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Rise in safeguarding referrals by GPs

There has been a 15% rise in safeguarding referrals from primary care in recent years, according to figures obtained by GP publication Pulse,...
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Decision-making guidance for children’s social care called for

A report on decision-making in children’s social care has revealed a range of factors that influence decisions and outcomes, including behavioural a...
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Child sexual exploitation ‘Superhero’ campaign

An innovative campaign has been launched to raise awareness among healthcare professionals about child sexual exploitation (CSE). The ‘CSE Superhero...
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New Children’s Minister to be appointed

The general election saw Children’s Minister Edward Timpson lose his Crewe and Nantwich seat. He had been Children’s Minister since 2012. He is ti...
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Rise in exam stress for children

The pressure of exams and the stress it causes children has been highlighted by Childline, who delivered over 3,000 counselling sessions on the subjec...
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BBC drama highlights sexual exploitation issues

The BBC drama Three Girls has raised awareness around sexual grooming, the signs that children may be at risk and the techniques that abusers...