Figures released by the NSPCC have shown that children across the North East are still being abused and neglected.
In 2011 and 2012 nearly 4000 children from the region were put on the protection register, but the charitiy estimates that many more could be in need.
The NSPCC says that the answer is to help children earlier.
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