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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 of child abuse. The guid...
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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 sites. It found that one in 25 11...
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Domestic abuse factsheets published

The Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 has been introduced in Parliament. Ahead of the legislation being passed, the Government has published a series of factsh...
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New Ofsted inspections to focus on children’s mental health

A new series of joint inspections will begin in September, focusing on children’s mental health. The inspections will examine how local services res...
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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 rac...
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Lack of knowledge around identifying child sexual abuse highlighted

A survey carried out for Barnardo’s children charity has found a worrying lack of knowledge about what constitutes a crime when it comes to sexual a...
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Projects announced to mark 30th anniversary of the Children Act

New projects aimed at helping children in and on the edge of care have been announced by the Department for Education, as the Children Act reaches its...
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New programme announced to help keep families safely together

The government has announced a new programme of investment aimed at keep families safely together. ‘Supporting Families: Investing in Practice’ is...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 13 – 19 May

Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time.  So, for one week each year the  -->