Calls for more funding as child abuse increases

By Martin Ford | 20 August 2021

Incidents involving death or serious harm to a child have risen in the past year, leading to calls for further funding.

New figures from the Local Government Association (LGA) show serious incidents involving children in care or suspected abuse rose by a fifth during 2020/21, when successive COVID-19 lockdowns meant they were more likely to go unseen.

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