The number of child sex offences recorded by the police last year rose to nearly 56,000 — a record number of reported cases.
Council chiefs have criticised a new amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill which requires local authorities to maintain and report a local safeguarding and welfare capacity register.
Councils have the capacity to take up to 4,000 unaccompanied child migrants providing they are handed Government cash to support any new scheme, MPs report.
The number of children living in workless households has fallen to an all-time low, with nine in children living with at least one working adult.
Children in the poorest areas are at least 10 times more likely to be in the care system than those in affluent neighbourhoods, according to new research.
Social workers and other people that work with children have been urged to spot the ‘soft’ signs that a child is being abused.
The number of disabled children with complex needs has ‘dramatically’ increased, report reveals, but their families find it difficult to access local authority support.
Councils have warned a £40m package of Government measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, is not enough.
William Eichler argues the decision to scrap the Dubs scheme for child refugee should come as no surprise.
Whitehall has announced its intention to return more powers to Rotherham - a move which would bring the majority of services back under the council’s control.