NSPCC How safe are our children? report
The NSPCC’s recently published How safe are our children? report which aims to track the state of child abuse in the UK shows that in some ways children are safer today than those of previous generations. While there is still work to be done in some areas regarding child protection fewer children are dying as a result of assault and the child homicide rate is declining across the UK.
However, the report has found that new threats are emerging, particularly with the increasing amount of time children spend in the digital world.
In response to the report Chris Cloke, the NSPCC’s Head of Child Protection Awareness has written a blog for Outdoor Nation in which he says: ‘If we all work together perhaps we can re-forge that longed for community spirit where everyone looked out for each other’s children as they played out in the street.’