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Rise in exam stress for children

The pressure of exams and the stress it causes children has been highlighted by Childline, who delivered over 3,000 counselling sessions on the subjec...
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BBC drama highlights sexual exploitation issues

The BBC drama Three Girls has raised awareness around sexual grooming, the signs that children may be at risk and the techniques that abusers...
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Two billion funding gap for supporting vulnerable children

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that children’s services are becoming unsustainable and that there will be a £2 billion funding g...
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Review of duty of care in sport highlights safeguarding issues

An independent report looking at the duty of care that sports have towards their participants has highlighted safeguarding children and young people a...
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Relationship between household income and education examined

The Department for Education has launched a consultation on family circumstances and education. They are seeking views on their preliminary examinatio...
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Child neglect to be examined in new joint inspections

A new series of joint inspections will examine how local partner agencies are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect...
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Sexual abuse report finds lack of support for victims

A report on children’s experiences of seeking help and support after sexual abuse in the family environment has found barriers to accessing help has...
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New ADCS president highlights high demand for welfare placements

The new president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Alison Michalska, used her inaugural speech to highlight how demand for we...
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Number of care applications hits new high

There were 1,288 care applications made in March 2017, which is the second highest monthly figure on record. This takes the total for 2016/17 to 14,54...