Shock rise in child neglect

A record number of calls about child neglect to the NSPCC last year reveal a "worrying trend", the charity has warned.

NSPCC reports big rise in child neglect

The NSPCC report has revealed that calls about child neglect have doubled in the past two years, and are up by a third in the last year alone.

The charity warned the sharp increase is placing additional pressure on already stretched children's services, with more children being taken into care and families being affected by cuts.

Rise in child neglect worries NSPCC

A record number of calls about child neglect to the NSPCC last year reveal a "worrying trend", the charity has warned.

New figures show that between April 2011 and March 2012 the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) counsellors dealt with over 12,000 contacts about neglect from the public - the biggest number of reports about the subject since the helpline was launched.

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