43 per cent rise in NSPCC child abuse referrals in Grimsby area - including one report of slavery
A SHARP rise in the number of contacts passed on to police and the council by the NSPCC shows people are becoming "more alive to the issues of child abuse".
The charity's helpline has seen a 43 per cent increase in contacts deemed serious enough to refer to external agencies in North East Lincolnshire amid rising reports of neglect and physical abuse – and even included one report of slavery.
New figures from the free 24-hour NSPCC helpline show 123 contacts were passed on in 2015/16 compared with 86 in 2012/13.
The concerns raised by members of the public ranged from those... read more
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