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NSPCC warn about child neglect

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting extra pressure on already overloaded children’s services. A recent report show that calls/emails to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the past two years to reach record new levels.

The rise in reports of neglect to the NSPCC comes as local children’s services face unprecedented pressures, with more children being taken into care, and more families needing help at a time of significant funding cuts.