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‘No excuse’ - children still not being protected from abuse

Responding to Ofsted report The sexual exploitation of children: It couldn't happen here, could it?

Response to MPs' report on Rotherham child sexual abuse

Children who have been let down by the very professionals who should have protected them – whether police, councils or Ofsted – must not be let down again by a lack of scrutiny, care and support.

Nothing should stop exposing child sex abuse

Responding to Peter Wanless’s report on child abuse, we say no stone should ever be left unturned when it comes to investigating allegations, whether in the past or the present.

New rules on payday loans welcome - but more must be done to protect children

Even after the FCA's new price cap comes into force, low-income families still face paying back as much as double what they originally borrowed.

Tens of millions of pounds of emergency support for disadvantaged families at risk

More than £170m of funding for emergency grants and essential support to help families in a crisis is under threat from Government cuts.

Child abuse inquiry must have more power

3 Nov 2014

The independent inquiry into child abuse must not lose any more pace.

Abuse inquiry must put children first

It is vital that, as steps are taken to find a new chair, this inquiry's work continues. The victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have already waited too long to get the justice they deserve.

Response to Ann Coffey MP’s report on child sexual exploitation

29 Oct 2014

The biggest weapon against child sexual exploitation that we have is prevention. All young people must be equipped with the knowledge to recognise when they are being exploited and abused.

Children suffer bullying and embarrassment as families struggle with school costs

29 Oct 2014

Families struggle with costs of sending their child to school with an average spend of £800 per family each year.

Allegations against South Yorkshire Police 'alarming'

We respond to the force's decision to investigate claims it let down young people at risk of child sexual exploitation in Sheffield.

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