Safeguarding

NSPCC publish How safe are our children? 2020

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NSPCC Learning has published the annual How safe are our children? report which compiles and analyses data from across the UK to show the current child protection landscape.

The 2020 report focuses on statistics relating to abuse perpetrated against adolescents and an overview of emerging data on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the safety of all children and young people in the UK. Findings include: rates of police recorded physical, sexual and online abuse offences against adolescents are higher than rates against younger children; rates of adolescents in care are higher than rates for younger children, with the exception in some nations of infants under the age of one; and many of the risk factors associated with abuse and neglect have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Read the report below: