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Men convicted of CSE in Rotherham

17th Oct 2017

Two men have been imprisoned for the child sexual exploitation of three girls in Rotherham. Ben Chivers and Brett McLaughlan appeared at Sheffield Crown Court charged with child sexual offences…

Abuse victims urge change in laws

16th Oct 2017

A victim of child sexual abuse has handed a petition to Downing Street urging a change in law around sexual abuse. Darren Furness, a former resident at St William’s children’s…

ADCS urges child poverty reduction strategy

14th Oct 2017

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has urged the production of a child poverty reduction strategy for England. In a position statement, the ADCS states that four million children…

Fostering inquiry resumes

13th Oct 2017

The Education Select Committee’s inquiry into fostering has been resumed from the previous Parliament and will take further evidence next week. The inquiry was launched by the previous Education Committee…

Numbers of children in custody fall

13th Oct 2017

The number of children in youth custody has fallen for the first time since March this year, statistics show. Figures published by the Ministry of Justice reveal that there were…

Ninety children a day go into care

12th Oct 2017

Ninety children a day are entering care, figures from the Local Government Association states. The total number of looked after children reached a new high of 72,670 in 2016/17 –…