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Third of people do nothing about child abuse

Thursday March 3 2016


Council backs campaign Council backs campaign


A THIRD of people who suspect child abuse do nothing about it, according to national findings.

The stat comes after a campaign aiming to crackdown on child abuse was backed by Barnsley Council.

The Council is supporting 'Together, we can tackle child abuse’ launched by the Department for Education, which aims to encourage members of the public to report child abuse and neglect.

In 2014/15, more than 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help. However national findings indicate that a third of people who suspect child abuse do nothing about it.

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Reply Posted by Me on Thursday March 3 2016 at 15:55
This is crap.ive reported it loads of times,ss listen to who they want to believe or if someone i know reported it cause they had ss involvement they never listened to them and told the person who reported em n this is confidential.

Reply Posted by Another Me on Thursday March 3 2016 at 17:17
I am not suprised really. Childrens Services do not listen to the truth, simply make their minds up based on hearsay without investigating what information is available to them. The Families are safer, and so are the children, when Child Services keep their noses out. They do more damage than good in the majority of cases.

Reply Posted by Get a Grip on Thursday March 3 2016 at 20:33
Social Care and Childrens Services have their faults. But anyone who is saying the services do more harm than good have something to hide or a personal axe to grind. Strange, odd, unhinged and vindictive people ring social care all the time to make complaints and they all have to get dealt with, it's disgusting the bogus complaints take time away from people raising genuine concerns.

Reply Posted by Kirsty on Friday March 4 2016 at 11:21
Me and my siblings were in care. Taken away from our mother to protect us. That could not be further away from the reality of what happened. Family, friends and neighbors all reported our foster carer as they were suspicious and all social services would do is question her on the matter. Every time someone made a report we would get our butts kicked cause our foster carer would assume it had some how come from one of us. Eventually social services actually asked us what was going on but 3 years in, we were all too scared to tell the truth.

Reply Posted by OnlyMe on Friday March 4 2016 at 17:37
I lived on a rough street a few years ago. A couple a few doors down had 3 kids then went on to have another. Those kids never went to school, their nappies would hang round their ankles, they would sleep all day and be up with the parents all night while they were off their heads on drugs and having parties, they were scruffy and wondered about with no clothes on. One night the mum was so off her head that she thought her baby was dead. She went running up and down the street braying on doors, asking people to see if the baby was still alive which it was. These people weren't to be messed with but people reported them anyway as everyone was disgusted by the way these kids were being dragged up. SS must been 20 or 30 times in a year and did nothing. So people do report it but SS aren't often quick on the uptake. Unfortunately some people lose their kids over trivial things while others get away with neglect for years. These kids thankfully have been removed and adopted out to new families but it should have happened much sooner. People are scared of repercussions of reporting people as sometimes SS don't treat info as confidentially as they say.