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Reports of child neglect in the UK have soared by more than 60% in the last five years, a children's charity has warned. The NSPCC said it dealt with nearly 19,500 calls and emails from concerned adults in 2016/17 - the highest number of child neglect reports it has handled…
A mother will face trial accused of sexually abusing her daughter after the girl's father pleaded guilty to raping the youngster on a number of occasions. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Swansea Crown Court (pictured) on Monday where she denied two counts of assaulting…
The police force investigating allegations former prime minister Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile will pass its findings to the national child sex abuse inquiry. The Wiltshire Police probe, called Operation Conifer, was launched in 2015 after Sir Edward was named as a suspect in an investigation into historical child…
Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her "extremely poor choice of words" in a newspaper article about child abuse. The Labour MP warned Britain has a "problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls" in a column for The Sun. Ms…
Two women have promised to champion the cause of Welsh victims after being appointed to advise the public inquiry into child sexual abuse. May Baxter-Thornton (left) from Newport and Emma Lewis (right) from Swansea, who have both experienced child sexual abuse, will sit on the victims and survivors panel of…
What happens to children who are referred for help, but don’t meet the threshold for support? When things are bad, but not quite bad enough? A lot of work has gone into encouraging people to contact children’s services when they are worried about a child, and it's good news that…
Nearly half of girls aged 11 to 18 have suffered harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey. The poll found close to three-in-four (73%) have had to take action to avoid criticism online, such as blocking other users or staying off sites altogether. Tanya Barron, chief executive…
Thousands of children in England referred to social services over concerns including abuse and neglect are not getting the help they need, a charity has said. Action for Children has warned that up to 140,000 youngsters do not meet the threshold for social care and are not referred to early…
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