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Local authority leaders have called for a ‘coherent, cross-sector’ approach to tackling modern slavery as new figures reveal an increase of almost 50% in the number of people referred as potential victims.
Local government is jaw dropping, can inspire citizens and, at its best, can outshine any part of Whitehall, former tsar Dame Louise Casey has claimed.
There has been a ‘sharp increase’ in local authorities’ efforts to recognise and combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), a leading children’s charity has said.
In the first of a two part review of claims against local authority social services departments, Kella Bowers and Andrew Ellis consider the effects of claims alleging a failure to protect children from child sexual exploitation and abuse in care.
The leader of Newcastle City Council has praised the victims of sexual abuse whose testimony helped convict 18 sex offenders.
Millions of children are growing up in high risk or vulnerable family situations, a new report has revealed today.
Many victims of child sexual abuse within families are failing to receive the help they need, often waiting months or years for therapy, new research has warned today.
A new set of inspections to examine how local partner agencies - including local authorities - are working together to protect children at risk of neglect will begin next month.
The public needs to be more aware of modern slavery, council chiefs warn as figures reveal the ‘hidden crime’ soaring.
A new public database is committed to ending modern slavery by making supply chains more transparent. William Eichler finds out more.