New charity research has unearthed a worrying number of children who are “falling through the cracks” in the social care system, leaving them vulnerable to abuse or neglect. Action For Children’s report was based on evidence from Freedom of Information requests to 152 councils, and their research found that there is a dramatic difference between…

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The Department of Education has published the latest statistics on children in need, in England, for the year 2015 -2016. This data gives an insight into the children, who are referred to and assessed by children’s social services, and the issues they face. Gender The gender remained similar to previous years with 52.7% of those…

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In a survey which is to be published in Community Care magazine, nearly 60% of social care professionals questioned said that they believe it either quite or very unlikely that social services would be able to take swift action in order to protect children who are being neglected. This figure rose to 72% when dealing…

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