One in five youngsters aged 11 to 17 have been beaten up, hit with weapons, raped or seriously neglected, a survey revealed.
And there are likely to be severely maltreated children in every secondary school in the country.
Andrew Flanagan, chief executive of the children’s charity, said: “Physical violence, neglect and forced sex are harming the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.
“Successive governments have taken steps to improve protection but local authorities are under strain providing protection plans for only a small proportion of cases.”
The poll of 2,200-plus children showed 18.6 per cent had been attacked by an adult, sexually abused or severely neglected.
Only physical abuse which resulted in an injury, such as bruising or a broken bone, or which involved a weapon, was included.
Children’s Minister Tim Loughton announced an £11.2million grant for the NSPCC over the next four years to “help deliver an important service for the most vulnerable children”.
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Whose cadaver scent and bodily fluid was found in the McCann's apartment and hire car if not Madeleine's?
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@ufercoffy wrote:One in five youngsters aged 11 to 17 have been beaten up, hit with weapons, raped or seriously neglected, a survey revealed.
One in three youngsters aged 2-4 have been seriously neglected to the point of being... 'abducted', the PJ can reveal - but it's all within the bounds of responsible parenting, Gerry McCann can reveal.
“Successive governments have taken steps to improve protection" of child neglectors and even ensure they are paid thousands of pounds and have their mortgages paid off.
Why, though, no one seems to know yet.
Neglect your kids and get rich quick.
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"Detectives closed the files completely on eight youngsters who have disappeared without trace for at least six months."
Some of the comments in this piece are interesting, especially the ones from Ms Coffey, who thinks that Madeleine McCann was abducted.
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Ivor Rash, Oldham (15/02/2011 at 08:32)
Anne Coffey is wrong, the authorities do take it seriously. I wonder
what sort of database she means, how much it will cost to set up &
maintain, who will maintain it & how long it will be before the
information it contains ends up in the hands of a paedophile gang? Does
she suggest children are fitted with a tracker device when she compares
them to the car insurance database??
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