Abuse

Forty people investigated over child abuse in Rotherham

09/05/2019

Forty people have been arrested or interviewed over child sexual abuse in Rotherham in the past two months.

Government announces nearly £400,000 to tackle FGM

27/03/2019

Communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced £375,000 of funding to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM).

Lambeth survivors of abuse receive £7.7m compensation

25/03/2019

More than 1,000 applications for compensation have been made during the first year of a council scheme which was set up to compensate victims of abuse.

One in four trafficked children reported missing from care

21/12/2018

Nearly a quarter of trafficked children were reported as going missing from care in 2017, a new study has revealed.

Union calls for action to prevent violence against school support staff

08/11/2018

The union for school support staff has called on councils and schools to sign a charter of demands to help prevent violence against support staff in schools.

Thousands of babies at risk due to children’s services cuts

17/10/2018

There are nearly 16,000 babies growing up in households where they are at risk from harm, the commission that monitors the care of children has warned.

People who abuse election candidates could be banned from public office

30/07/2018

People who abuse and intimidate those standing for election could be stripped of their right to hold public office under new government proposals.

Former council leader censured for ‘repeated’ sexual harassment

06/07/2018

A former leader of Devon County Council has been censured for ‘sustained and repeated’ sexual harassment of female members of staff.

Telford leader calls for public inquiry into child sexual exploitation

14/03/2018

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.

Council apologises for historical child sex abuse

18/01/2018

The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has apologised to victims of historical child sex abuse, admitting the council failed to protect some children.

Council reaches settlement with victims of alleged paedophile

20/12/2017

A council has agreed to pay eight victims of an alleged paedophile in an out-of-court settlement.

Counting the cost of foster care abuse

12/12/2017

Ceri Sian Williams warns local authorities could face a significant increase in foster care abuse claims following a recent court ruling.

Directors call for more cash to tackle domestic abuse

19/09/2017

Councils need more sustainable funding to invest in the prevention of the domestic abuse of children, say directors of children’s services.

Rochdale council apologises for child abuse scandal ‘failings’

19/09/2017

Rochdale council has apologised for its ‘significant failings’ ahead of an investigation into child abuse at two institutions.

Council chiefs urge frontline staff to report cases of FGM

06/09/2017

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.

Jersey child abuse inquiry says children 'still at risk'

04/07/2017

A long-running inquiry into child abuse within Jersey’s care system has blasted the British dependency as ‘an ineffectual and neglectful substitute parent’.

Report shows 200% increase in emotional abuse of children

21/06/2017

More resources are needed to deal with a huge increase child abuse, council leaders have demanded.

Charity reports ‘staggering growth’ in domestic abuse

15/05/2017

A children’s charity has reported a ‘staggering growth’ in the number of young victims exposed to domestic abuse.

Professionals urged to spot ‘soft’ signs of child abuse

22/02/2017

Social workers and other people that work with children have been urged to spot the ‘soft’ signs that a child is being abused.

Councils warn £40m package to tackle child abuse ‘not enough’

16/02/2017

Councils have warned a £40m package of Government measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, is not enough.

Charity finds steep rise in child-on-child sexual abuse

03/02/2017

The number of children committing sexual offences against other children has risen by 78% in three years, new research has revealed.

Lambeth pays out ‘tens of millions’ in historical abuse compensation

16/12/2016

Lambeth Council has publicly apologised and paid out tens of millions of pounds after a new report revealed the ‘abuse and poor care’ suffered by children in its homes.

British adults believe abuse in care homes is ‘common’

25/11/2016

Over half of British adults believe that abuse and neglect in care homes for the elderly is common, new research reveals.

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