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Child sexual abuse in religious institutions

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published a report on child sexual abuse in religious institutions. The report, based on accounts shared by survivors who were sexually abused in a religious context, found that: 48% of...

Self-harm

  The Lancet Psychiatry has published findings from research into the prevalence of self-harm in England. Findings include: the prevalence of self-reported self-harm has increased in both sexes and across age groups, with the largest increase...

d/Deaf people’s experiences of child sexual abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has launched a new service in partnership with the charity SignHealth. The service enables d/Deaf people who were sexually abused as children in England and Wales to share their experiences...

Fifth of nurseries in deprived areas face closure

Nearly one in five nurseries in deprived areas of England are facing closure within the next 12 months due to the early years funding shortfall. Independent research agency Ceeda found that 17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived...

Rise in child race hate crimes

Race hate crimes against children reached a three-year high last year with an average of 29 offences a day being recorded against victims, some of whom were babies and toddlers, a study has found. The investigation by the NSPCC found figures for...