Huge rise in domestic abuse cases being dropped in England and Wales

Victims of alleged domestic abuse are seeing their cases dropped at a rapidly increasing rate, according to data obtained by the BBC. Police have six months to charge common assault cases, including domestic...

Modern slavery

Hestia has published a report looking at the needs and experiences of mothers who are survivors of modern slavery and the potential impact of their trafficking experiences for their children. Findings from...

Girls in secure estate facing ‘high levels of trauma and risk of self-harm’

Experts are warning that girls in the youth secure estate are facing high levels of mental health problems and are at an increased risk of self-harm. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young...

Category - Safeguarding

Modern slavery

Hestia has published a report looking at the needs and experiences of mothers who are survivors of modern slavery and the potential impact of their trafficking experiences for their children. Findings from research based on the testimony of 20 women...

Babies harmed by male carers

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published a review of the circumstances involved in cases where babies under-one-year-old have been harmed or killed by their fathers or other males in a caring role. Findings include: a range of risk...