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The number of child cruelty and neglect cases recorded by police have doubled over the last five years, a children’s charity has warned.
New data on Female Genital Mutilation has revealed that the number of children flagged by social workers as being at risk from the abusive practice has doubled in the last year.
Birmingham City Council has become the first council to join a national police-run scheme which will see crime prevention techniques built into all its new social housing developments.
Tenants and good landlords are being failed by a system unable to root out criminal landlords, the results of a freedom of information request show.
People will no longer be sent to prison for failing to pay their council tax, the Welsh government has announced.
Rising numbers of children being excluded from school are at risk of becoming involved in gangs and knife crime, charity leaders and MPs have warned.
The Government is ‘failing’ to tackle the problem of sexual harassment of women and girls in public places, MPs have warned.
Kirklees Council insists ‘lessons have been learned’ in the wake of what has been described as a seven-year campaign of rape and abuse in Huddersfield.
Local authorities are being given the opportunity to bid for funding to tackle youth and gang crime in high-risk areas.
Rules to prevent people found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils will be strengthened following a public consultation, the Government has announced.