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Posted 22 June 2016

75% increase in reports of child abuse and neglect

According to the Daily Mail the number of reports of child abuse and neglect have risen by 75% in the last year. 

This is according to information released by the NSPCC in their annual child protection review entitled ‘How Safe Are Our Children?’ This may be due increased public confidence to report concerns to agencies and particularly in light of reports in the media relating to children who were permitted, for whatever reason, to slip through the net of services designed to protect them.

Susan Turner, a legal executive in Tozers Solicitors LLP’s abuse team, agrees with the NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless when she states: “I am only too aware how much neglect, which is the UK’s most common form of abuse, can adversely affect a child’s brain development, mental health, emotional well-being and their ability to form relationships. As a practitioner working with the victims of all forms of abuse, I see the impact it can have on my clients’ everyday lives.”

At Tozers Solicitors LLP we specialise in abuse claims and we have significant experience in obtaining compensation for the victims of abuse. We act for clients both in the South West and nationally. Should you or a family member wish to discuss a potential claim, please call our specialist team for a free and confidential consultation on 01392 667671.

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