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Record number of children at risk of abuse.

Record number of children at risk of abuse.

A record number of children are at risk of abuse or neglect in England, according to a Sky News study of new Government data.

 

We have found that serious child protection cases known as "Section 47s" have doubled in the last seven years to record highs.

On average there are now 500 new cases launched in England every single day.

The Department for Education figurs also show the number of children supported through child protection plans has almost doubled over the past 10 years, and this year saw the biggest annual increase in children in care since 2010.

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