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Telford council has called for an independent inquiry into cases of child sexual exploitation after revelations that up to 1,000 girls may have been victims of grooming gangs.
The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has apologised to victims of historical child sex abuse, admitting the council failed to protect some children.
A council has agreed to pay eight victims of an alleged paedophile in an out-of-court settlement.
Ceri Sian Williams warns local authorities could face a significant increase in foster care abuse claims following a recent court ruling.
Councils need more sustainable funding to invest in the prevention of the domestic abuse of children, say directors of children’s services.
Rochdale council has apologised for its ‘significant failings’ ahead of an investigation into child abuse at two institutions.
Doctors and NHS trusts have been urged to keep reporting cases of female genital mutilation after new figures showed a slight drop in number being recorded.
A long-running inquiry into child abuse within Jersey’s care system has blasted the British dependency as ‘an ineffectual and neglectful substitute parent’.
More resources are needed to deal with a huge increase child abuse, council leaders have demanded.
A children’s charity has reported a ‘staggering growth’ in the number of young victims exposed to domestic abuse.