Seven in 10 calls to helpline referred to police and councils, NSPCC reveals

Seven in 10 calls to helpline referred to police and councils, NSPCC reveals
 

The charity received 33,333 calls from worried adults - around 100 a day - in 2015/16 that were deemed so important they were escalated to agencies such as the social services and police.
This accounted for around 70% of 48,949 calls to the helpline, 40% more than the 23,733 in 2012/13, when the Jimmy Savile scandal first came to light.
Concerns included fears about young people who were victims of sexual abuse and children living in squalid conditions, along with concerns about starving toddlers and youngsters trapped in slavery.
Calls about neglect that were referred on rocketed by 45%... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 109
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