School-based charity reports rapid rise in safeguarding concerns

A school-based child and family support charity has reported a trebling in the proportion of cases it deals with over the last six years where there is a safeguarding concern. School Home Support (SHS), which deploys more than 60 support workers into schools across the south of England, said less support from councils and rising child protection thresholds have caused a rapid increase in the proportion of safeguarding cases it is involved with. In 2016/17 the proportion of safeguarding cases it was involved in was 17.3 per cent, more than treble the 5.6 per cent in 2010/11. Read more.

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