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Increase in Children on Child Protection list in NI

Child protection services in Northern Ireland are said to be stretched due to the number of children on the protection lists increasing by 18% in the last six years.

However the increase in the size of the protection list  is being seen as a good thing; a greater number of vulnerable children are being identified and referred for assistance.

The first review of abuse cases on child death and serious injury in Northern Ireland has been undertaken by Dr Devaney from Queen’s University.  For further information read more at The Belfast Telegraph