Maternity services at hospitals in York and Scarborough have been rated “inadequate” and “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after inspectors raised concerns about poor leadership and service users not being able to access services.
Earlier this month, 21 people were prosecuted for their involvement in the largest ever child sex abuse case. The case, investigated by West Midlands Police, involved seven children, all of whom were 12 years old or younger.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government run scheme which deals with compensation claims for individuals who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the victim of a violent crime. Read our blog post to find out more.
May 25 is International Missing Children’s Day, this is a day which honours the missing and abducted children around the world. Its creation was brought about after the tragic case of Etan Patz in America on the 25th of May 1979 when missing children received barely any national media coverage.
March 18 is National Child Exploitation (CE) Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and wider exploitation. The aim of the day is to encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance attitude towards those adults who develop inappropriate relationships with children.