One in six authorities to face multi-agency inspections

Up to 25 local authorities will be judged on their multi-agency child protection arrangements under new inspections being introduced in April 2015, it has been announced.

Under proposals published this month, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Her Majesty’s Read more

More children bullied online than face to face – Study

Online bullying is now more prevalent than face-to-face bullying, a study has found.

Research by academics at the London School of Economics found that during 2013, 12 per cent of children reported being bullied online – known as cyberbullying – … Read more

Child-on-child sexual abuse reports on the rise

Numbers of under-18s accused of sexual offences against other children have increased by nearly nine per cent in a year. Figures collated by the NSPCC following a Freedom of Information request to police forces in England and Wales show that … Read more

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless has been chosen by the government to lead a review into the handling of historic child sex abuse allegations.

NSPCC chief Peter Wanless expects to report his review findings within 10 weeks.

In a statement to Parliament on 7th July 2104,  Home Secretary Theresa May said Wanless will lead the review into how the Home Office, police and … Read more

Britain must act now to tackle “national FGM scandal”

British courts should give victims of female genital mutilation the same anonymity as rape victims, and Britain needs an immediate plan to tackle an FGM crisis which is “a national scandal”, the head of a parliamentary committee said on Thursday.… Read more

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