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Reports of child sex offences in Lancashire are at an all time high. Figures released by the NSPCC show an increase of 26 per cent.
Recorded offences included rape, sexual assault and grooming.
The charity is calling for an increase in support and training for police to help tackle child sex offences.
The NSPCC has criticised local child protection agencies for failing to protect Jai Joshi who died in a fire deliberately started by his mother.
The four-year-old from Preston died in Liverpool last May.
In a statement the NSPCC said:
This was a tragic case with many opportunities missed by professionals to give better protection to this vulnerable four-year-old. The local safeguarding children boards must now closely monitor the agencies involved to ensure the failures identified are fully addressed.”
“Critical information about the boy and mother, including her long-standing mental health issues, was not adequately explored or considered by agencies. Professionals made decisions without knowing the full picture, which was compounded by poor record keeping. At no time was there a coordinated or coherent effort by agencies to draw together the wealth of information they each held. The lack of professional scepticism about the mother’s often conflicting accounts is deeply worrying."
A report into how police handled sex abuse claims in the 1980's is expected to reveal it's failed to find the missing documents that prompted the inquiry
The report centres on concerns the authorities did not act on information passed to them by the then Littleborough and Saddleworth MP Geoffrey Dickens about a possible paedophile ring in Westminster.
The Home Office had previously said the so-called Dickens dossier had been destroyed. A statement is expected from the Home Office at 9.30 this morning
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Childre's charity the NSPCC is launching a £1m appeal to take their message into schools across the Greater Manchester.
ChildLine Founder, Esther Rantzen CBE, and John Amaechi, Psychologist, former NBA basketball star and NSPCC Ambassador, will kick off the appeal to support the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service.
The aim is to raise £1 million to enable the NSPCC to deliver special school assemblies across the area by 2016, and every two years thereafter, helping nine to 11 year olds to understand abuse, give them the confidence to report it and find help.
The charity says that their helpline staff have assisted 676 people in the North West who have contacted the NSPCC about emotional neglect and abuse this year.
498 of these cases were so serious they have been referred to local authorities for further action, compared to 348 last year, an increase of just over 43%.