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Nearly a quarter of a million children should be classed as victims of domestic abuse, the NSPCC has said today.
Nearly a quarter of trafficked children were reported as going missing from care in 2017, a new study has revealed.
The number of child cruelty and neglect cases recorded by police have doubled over the last five years, a children’s charity has warned.
Freedom of information requests have uncovered ‘substantial shortcomings’ when it comes to the use of safeguarding guidance by county councils.
Inspectors have praised Peterborough City Council for creating the conditions for the city’s children’s services ‘to thrive’.
A new law designed to streamline the system which safeguards vulnerable people in care is set to save local authorities an estimated £200m a year.
The murder of an asylum seeker while living in supported living accommodation in Bristol could have been avoided, a safeguarding adult review has concluded.
More than 180 children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm, local government leaders say.
Councils and NHS organisations which have not yet adopted a system for sharing information on vulnerable children have been told they must do so as a priority.
Councils have been handed administrative control of the controversial Prevent counter-terror strategy, The MJ has learned.