Sharp increase in UK child sexual abuse during pandemic

Lockdown was supposed to make us all safer and save lives. But for some vulnerable young people the opposite has been true. Sajid Javid, the former chancellor, warned last month that isolation was creating a...

Children’s commissioner warns 120,000 teenagers at risk of ‘falling off the radar’

Tens of thousands of England’s teenagers are at risk of “falling off the radar” of schools and local authority children’s services as the country eases out of lockdown, the children’s commissioner for England...

Stereotyping by practitioners preventing disclosure of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority groups

Child sexual abuse inquiry finds people from ethnic minorities told abuse was part of their culture, practitioners not acting for fear of being seen as racist and ‘whiteness’ of institutions...

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