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Home Office unveils statutory FGM guidance

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Statutory guidance for how children's social workers, doctors, police and teachers should deal with suspected cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been published by government as part of attempts to protect potential victims.

National child death database mooted

  • Monday, October 14, 2013
A national database recording all child deaths should be created so agencies can act quickly to spot trends and prevent further deaths, a government-commissioned report has said.

Professionals feel ‘powerless' when faced with neglect

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Nine out of ten teachers, police officers and social workers are regularly coming into contact with children they suspect to be suffering from neglect, but up to 40 per cent feel powerless to intervene, a report has warned.

Chief inspectors slam councils' CSE failings

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The chief inspectors of Ofsted and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have launched a scathing attack on councils' failure to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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