Childline reports 16% increase in victims of sexual exploitation

The number of child sexual exploitation victims counselled by Childline has risen by 16% in a year, with perpetrators believed to be increasingly preying on targets online. The NSPCC’s round-the-clock service...

Charity’s early support in children’s centres halves in two years

The number of families accessing early help from the charity Barnardo’s in children’s centres has halved over the last two years. The charity has revealed in its 2018/19 annual report that 92,000...

Legal aid win for unaccompanied migrant children

Vulnerable migrant children who have been separated from their parents are to get improved access to legal aid, campaigners claim. A change in the law came about after charity The Children’s Society the...

Category - Safeguarding

‘County-lines gangs fuelling’ child slavery rise

There has been an eightfold increase in the number of child victims of modern slavery referred by local councils in England for support. National Crime Agency figures reveal the number of children earmarked for help grew from 127 in 2014 to 1,152...