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Almost 80% rise in reports of child-on-child sex offences

Police figures have shown that the number of children committing sexual offences against other children has risen by 78% in three years. The figures w...
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SCIE stakeholder events on improving mental health for children in care

The Social Care Institute for Excellent (SCIE) has been commissioned by the Department of Health to manage a project to improve the experiences of loo...
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Robust evidence needed of improvements in CSE support in care homes

A Department for Education report into how well supported children in care homes who are affected by child sexual exploitation (CSE) are has found tha...
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Number of children being adopted continues to decline

Latest government figures have shown that the number of children being adopted is continuing to fall. The ‘Adoption Leadership Board’ shows that t...
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Autism report calls for better transition between child and adult services

The National Autism Project has published a report, The Autism Dividend, on how best to address the needs of autistic people in the UK. It in...
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Number of care applications decreases but the annual demand still high

The number of care applications made by councils fell by 3% compared with those made in December 2015 – the first time in over two years that there ...
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MPs vote against compulsory sex and relationships education

Proposed legislation to make sex and relationship education (SRE) mandatory in all UK schools has been rejected by a parliamentary committee. Currentl...
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Risk of online grooming through gaming

Children’s charities have warned of the risks of online grooming of children via games such as Minecraft – as a man is jailed for sexually groomin...
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Football sexual abuse victims hotline receives 800+ calls in 3 days

A dedicated football hotline for victims of sexual abuse, launched by the NSPCC with the support of the Football Association, received 860 calls in it...