The new report  How safe are our children?, from the NSPCC, identifies nine factors which put children at a higher risk of abuse or neglect. These factors include living with domestic violence, parental mental ill-health, living in poverty and debt and children with a mental or physical impairment. Domestic Violence Here are some of the…

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A report by Railway Children, a national charity, has found that  too many young runaways are being “trapped” in harmful situations involving drug abuse and sexual exploitation.  The charity has called for more one-to-one support for these vulnerable children and says local authorities must recognise running away as a key safeguarding issue. More information on this news…

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Currently, domestic violence laws only apply to people over 18 years of age.  However, the Government has announced that it is now looking at changing those laws to cover 16 and 17 year olds as well, in order to make more help available to more teenagers who are considered vulnerable and in need of protection.…

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