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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...
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Cricket Board sends safeguarding procedures reminders

The England and Wales Cricket Board has written to all counties to remind them of safeguarding procedures and responsibilities, in the wake of the chi...
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Extent of mental health in children and young people revealed

A Public Health England report on the mental health of children and young people has found that almost 700,000 children aged 5 to 16 in England have a...
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FA film outlining four key steps to safeguarding launched

The Football Association (FA) has launched a new film outlining the four key steps to safeguarding children. It features footballers Wayne Rooney, Ste...
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Children denied basic things they need to develop and thrive

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England’s (CRAE) annual assessment of what life is like for children in England has found that increasing numbe...