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Legal Update: Tackling child sexual exploitation

Jen Roest, research and projects officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a call to address child sexual exploitation in Manchester through attitudinal change of public agencies and the legal system.

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Forced to leave for coming out

One in four young homeless people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender according to estimates. Emily Rogers visits a housing project addressing their specific needs and explores the lessons for other services.

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Protection system 'fails adolescents'

Experts say councils must ensure local child protection procedures meet the needs of older children.

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Time to end cycle of offending

Better support for the children of prisoners could make it less likely they offend themselves, say campaigners.

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Young and at-risk saved on the street

YMCA street youth work project is engaging at-risk young people to fill the void left by council funding cuts.

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