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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...
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Number of SCRs drops to three-year low

Ofsted’s analysis of its data about child deaths and serious harm has revealed an almost 20% drop in the number of serious case reviews (SCRs) carri...
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Alarming number of trafficked children going missing from care

A report from ECPAT UK and Missing People has found that an alarming number of trafficked and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are going missing ...
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Rise in appropriate housing for care leavers

The number of children being placed in inappropriate housing such as bed and breakfast accommodation has fallen by 35% in two years, research by Barna...