Children will be better protected under new plans to update the child cruelty law.  The change will make it clear that it is a crime to inflict cruelty which is likely to cause psychological suffering or injury to a child. Offenders will face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison whether the harm is physical…

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A new survey from Action for Children has revealed that tens of thousands of children across the UK are struggling to cope with daily life because of severe problems their parents are facing. Problems such as parents losing their jobs, illness, family breakdown and domestic abuse. Staff at Action for Children are seeing an increase in the…

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Emotional abuse can be harder to detect than the other types of abuse and may need to be assessed over a period of time through monitoring the child’s behaviour with the responses of the carers towards the child. Emotional abuse may be experienced at any age just as the other types of abuse. It may…

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