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One in three areas fail children with special needs

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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Councils and health organisations in around a third of areas are failing to effectively support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), analysis by Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has revealed.

Major crackdown on FGM to launch in London

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  • Friday, April 11, 2014
Women who are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) are to be referred to children's social services and police as part of a pioneering project intended to prevent a further generation of girls being subjected to the abuse.

Increase in number of child victims of FGM

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  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017
New figures show that 139 children have been identified by health professionals as victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) over the last year, an increase on the previous 12 months.

Rotherham abuse scandal: one week on

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  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It is now one week since an independent report by Professor Alexis Jay estimated that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. CYP Now looks at what has happened since publication last Tuesday.

Child protection IT system set for launch

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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014
An IT system that will help child protection and health professionals share information about children at risk of abuse and neglect will launch imminently, the Department of Health (DH) has confirmed.

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