Tag Archives: Barnardo’s

Children in care missing out on Independent Visitors

21st Oct 2019

Children in care are missing out on their legal entitlement to an essential ‘buddy’ or Independent Visitor, Barnardo’s has revealed. More than two thirds of local authorities admitted to the…

Rise in children being criminally exploited

28th Jun 2018

Increasing numbers of children are being sexually or criminally exploited, Barnardo’s has warned. A survey of the children’s charity’s managers representing 370 services found that almost 60 per cent of…

Better mental health support needed for care leavers

18th Sep 2017

Barnardo’s is calling on the government to ensure that some of the £1.4bn promised to improve children’s mental health is used to support vulnerable care leavers. The children’s charity has…

Child Sexual Abuse victims denied compensation

18th Jul 2017

Children who have been sexually exploited are being denied compensation by a government agency on the grounds that they ‘consented’ to their abuse, a coalition of charities has revealed. Child…

Child on child sex offences rockets by almost 80%

6th Feb 2017

The number of child on child sex offences has risen by almost 80% shocking new figures have revealed. Recorded cases of children committing sexual offences against other children increased by…