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A baby whose father had been found guilty of assaulting a child suffered serious injuries months after council social workers agreed he could be cared for at home, a family court judge heard. The man, who used "violent fantasy and gaming" to manage his emotions, had served a jail term…
Shelter says its free helpline received a cry for help every 22 seconds during its busiest times last Christmas - and it fears the situation could be worse this winter. Research from the housing charity and Marks & Spencer found that in 2016 the Shelter's helpline received over 100,000 calls…
Labour have joined campaigners in rounding on a flagship reform to sickness and disability benefits, after it emerged 18,000 new claimants with the worst conditions each year will no longer face reassessments. The figure, confirmed after a Freedom of Information request, is equivalent to between 6% and 12% of people…
The number of young people contacting Childline about child sexual exploitation rose by a third last year. The charity delivered 3,122 counselling sessions to children and teenagers on the issue in 2016/17, up from 2,340 in 2015/16. Young people access the sessions by either ringing Childline, or contacting them online…
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