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Police are investigating after a baby born prematurely died at the age of seven months while under a social services spotlight. The little girl was the subject of family court litigation, as a result of bosses at Lancashire County Council launching care proceedings, and detail of the case has emerged…
Social media sites should face fines if they fail to protect children and young people from adult and harmful content, the head of the NSPCC has said. Peter Wanless called on the next government to place sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Askfm under "robust scrutiny" from a new watchdog…
Children and young people feel social media sites are failing to shield them from pornography, self-harm and bullying content, the NSPCC has warned. Four in five youngsters told the charity they felt sites are not doing enough to protect them from inappropriate and harmful imagery and messages, with Facebook and…
Urgent action is needed to strengthen the system that registers people who work with children, according to a parliamentary report. Holyrood's Sport Committee has warned the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) system "may not be preventing unsuitable people from doing regulated work". A Scottish Government review of the system is…
Improvements are needed to remove the isolation, confusion and fear felt by some young people in Children's Hearings, according to a report. The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee found that many children involved did not understand the process or the large amount of paperwork associated with a hearing. The…
The new child sexual exploitation (CSE) guidance was commissioned by the Department for Education and is based on a review of the evidence by the University of Bedfordshire and Research in Practice. This resource is the original text from which the summary document Tackling child sexual exploitation: Advice for Professionals…
Thousands of youngsters are feeling lonely and misunderstood, Childline has said. The helpline provided the equivalent of 11 counselling sessions a day in 2016/17, 4,063 in total, to children and young people suffering from loneliness. The issue is usually associated with older people, Childline said, but it is getting calls…
A father-of-four has lost the latest round of a "worrying" family court battle over the care of his youngest child. Social workers at Brighton & Hove City Council had raised welfare concerns shortly after the little girl, now four, was born. Judges have been told that the children's mother had…
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