Older teenagers need safeguarding too

An article in the Guardian highlights that teenagers must not be overlooked when considering child protection.  A child is classed as anyone under the age of 18 and it is vitally important that they are kept safe too.

Older children experience different risks to younger children: some are victims of violence in their intimate relationships, others are killed or seriously injured by their peers. Many children run away and end up homeless, some are addicted to drugs or alcohol, or live in households where substance misuse is prevalent.