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A new national database of missing people is to be rolled out as part of a drive to tackle child sexual exploitation. The facility will allow police to access data about adults and children who disappear across force boundaries. Plans for a National Missing Persons Register were revealed as ministers…
Child protection experts are receiving a report about possible female genital mutilation every day, new figures reveal. An NSPCC helpline logged 1,564 contacts about girls who may have suffered or are risk of the practice between June 2013 and last month. It means people are getting in touch with the…
The UK's four children's commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their "deep concern" at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain. The Government last week unexpectedly announced that just 350 children will be given a home in the UK under the…
A raft of celebrities and campaigners are calling on the Prime Minister not to end the Dubs scheme for vulnerable and lone child refugees. The scheme, named after its architect, Labour peer Lord Alf Dubs, will be capped once another 150 unaccompanied children are brought to Britain, on top of…
The Western Trust are urging parents to be aware of the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation. The call comes as part of the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Week organised by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland. Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse when a person exploits…
A charity has voiced hope that the child abuse inquiry will leave a lasting legacy to help protect future generations. NSPCC Scotland said the public inquiry has an important role to play in this area, as it encouraged abuse survivors to speak to the investigation team. A spokeswoman said: "Victims…
Three sisters whose parents did not give them names have been taken into care following family court hearings. The eldest girl has been adopted and the younger girls placed for adoption. Detail has emerged in a judge's ruling published on a legal website. Judge Sarah Lynch said she had been…
More than £2 million is to be shared between projects which are trying to help children who may face domestic violence, female genital mutilation and radicalisation. The Department of Education said its 2016-2018 grant would be split between nine grassroots projects aimed at tackling the abuse of vulnerable youngsters. Education…
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