More than 70% of children’s social workers struggled with caseloads on eve of Covid-19 crisis, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 children’s social workers performing statutory work in England were struggling with their caseloads in the days leading up the the UK government’s first coronavirus-related self-isolation...

Victims’ commissioner backs call to ban unregulated accommodation

The victims’ commissioner for England and Wales has backed calls for the use of unregulated supported accommodation to be banned for 16- and 17-year-olds over concerns children living in such settings are more...

Number of potential modern slavery victims in UK rises by 52%

The number of potential modern slavery victims identified in the UK has risen by 52% in a year to a record high, official figures have revealed. In 2019, 10,627 potential victims of modern slavery were...

Category - News

Reported child-on-child sex offences ‘tip of the iceberg’

Reports of sexual assaults by children on other children are rising, according to police figures seen by BBC Panorama. But those reported cases are only the “tip of the iceberg”, according to one police child abuse expert. Read the full...