Race hate crimes against children at three-year high

The NSPCC has revealed that race hate crime against children has reached a three-year high.  Childline held over 2,500 counselling sessions about race and faith bullying between 2015/16 and 2017/18.

They found that girls were more likely to speak to Childline about the issue than boys were, and that children aged between 12 and 15 were the ones most likely to get in touch.

Issues included children being targeted because of how they looked and being told to “go back to their own country.”  Some children said they had even started trying to change how they look using make-up.

FIND OUT MORE HERE


Breast ironing recognised as child cruelty and assault by CPS

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new guidance setting out that breast ironing should be prosecuted as a form …

Survey reveals extent of grooming on social media sites

A survey by the NSPCC has revealed that 200,000 children may have been groomed on the most popular social networking …

Domestic abuse factsheets published

The Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 has been introduced in Parliament. Ahead of the legislation being passed, the Government has published …