Major rise in calls to child abuse hotline amid increasing reports of neglect



Phone contacts to the NSPCC have shot up by almost two-thirds in Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley and Walsall over the past three years, and by more than a half in Staffordshire.
The figures concern calls considered serious enough to be referred to external agencies such as councils and the police.
A breakdown shows 831 contacts were passed on across the four Black Country council areas in 2015-16, a 64 per cent increase from the 504 in 2012-13.
In Staffordshire, the number rose by 52 per cent from 300 to 458.
The charity said the figures reflected both an increasing refusal by the public to... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 33
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