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How health services are tackling child sexual exploitation

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The government's action plan on child sexual exploitation stresses the need for health professionals to play a more active role in identification and prevention. Charlotte Goddard investigates why health services have struggled to tackle the problem and what is being done about it.

Recovery through therapy must be care system's goal

I published the State of the Nation for Children in Care report this month on the views of 3,000 children in care and care leavers aged eight to 25. One of the most startling findings was the staggering 50 per cent who said they didn't understand why they were in care in the first place.

The toughest job in the land just got tougher

If you are looking for evidence of just how tough a job it is to be a director of children's services (DCS) at the moment, the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) conference provided it.

Children with disabilities more susceptible to CSE

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) revelations uncover many uncomfortable truths about the daily experiences of young children, yet there remains a dearth of support available for victims of this heinous form of abuse.

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