The NSPCC says that cases of child abuse and neglect are still alarmingly high across the North East and Cumbria, and more needs to be done to protect children.
It says it is time to change the emphasis from dealing with abuse, to preventing it in the first place.
Watch the full report from Dan Ashby below.
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