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Around 200,000 children face emotional neglect this Christmas, a charity has warned.The Children's Society estimates 200,000 people aged 10 to 17 year do not get the support they need on a regular basis.The charity also found, of those who said they were suffering from emotional neglect: 11% do not have…
Almost two thirds (61%) of councils fear maintained nurseries in their area will close unless future funding is protected.It could mean thousands of children with special needs missing out on the care and support they need, a survey suggests.Since 2017, the Government has provided £55 million each year in supplementary…
A petition with more than 38,000 signatures calling for urgent increased funding for special educational needs has been handed in to the Department for Education.A group of around 60 people including parents, teachers, children and union representatives arrived at the department's central London headquarters carrying placards reading: "More funding for…
More than 360 people have made complaints of physical and sexual abuse against people at orphanages run by three voluntary organisations in Scotland, police have said.The announcement was made during the opening statements in phase three of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) in Edinburgh on Tuesday.It is now looking…
A coalition of more than 120 charities, unions and campaign organisations have demanded extra cash for children's services in Philip Hammond's Budget.In an open letter to Theresa May and the Chancellor, the groups called for children to be placed at the heart of the Government's spending plans.The move was backed…
Huddersfield has joined a long list of English towns and cities where the same grim story has emerged of the sexual exploitation of teenage girls on a shocking scale.The stories of the victims in the Huddersfield prosecution are almost identical to those told in Rochdale, Rotherham, Newcastle, Oxford, Aylesbury, Telford…
Social services bosses at a London council have come under fire from a family court judge over their handling of a case involving a teenage boy with complex special needs.Judge Kate Purkiss has criticised managers at Barking and Dagenham Council (pictured) for their failure to monitor the care the teenager…
A gang of men who embarked on a "campaign of rape and other sexual abuse" against vulnerable teenage girls in Huddersfield has been given lengthy jail sentences, it can now be reported.Ringleader Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 35, was jailed for life earlier this year and told he must serve a minimum…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council in partnership with Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast and the Departments of Health and Education, developed a series of Understanding Child Development Apps. Social work is increasingly a mobile profession and the new Apps provide a response to the demands and pressures of this…
A husband and wife described as the "Fred and Rose West of Barry" have been jailed for a total of 36 years for grooming and raping teenage girls.Peter Griffiths, 65, and Avril Griffiths, 61, (pictured) abused the girls in a number of locations including at a sex party on a…
A third of 15 to 18-year-olds assessed by a charity are suffering from mental health and emotional well-being issues.The research from Action for Children suggests that 33% of the 5,000 teenagers surveyed were experiencing problems on a regular basis.Common issues were feeling depressed, restless sleep, struggling to focus their minds…
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has launched an investigation into the case of an autistic girl said to have been detained in a "cell-like" hospital room for almost two years.Labour raised concerns over 17-year-old Bethany, who MPs heard also has extreme anxiety, and urged the Government to act to stop vulnerable…
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