Safeguarding - Some of the facts!
(Posted on 19/01/21)
Did you know?
Q. How many adult safeguarding concerns are raised with local authorities every day?
A. 1,300. 475,560 concerns of abuse were raised during 2019-20, an increase of 14.6% on the previous year. Source Safeguarding Adults England, 2019-20
Q. 10% of young people have been contacted online by an adult they didn’t know. True or false?
A. False - 25% of young people have been contacted by an adult they did not it know online. Source NSPCC
Q. The number of children murdered is at the lowest level in 10 years. True or false?
A. False - There were 68 victims of homicide aged under 16 years in the year ending March 2019. This was the highest number since year ending March 2004
As in previous years, children under the age of 1 had the highest rate of homicide (45 per million population), followed by those aged 16 to 24 years (18 per million population) Source ONS
Q. 25% of all rapes recorded by the police are committed against children under 16. True or false?
A. False – 38% of all rapes recorded by the police are committed against children under 16. March 2019 recorded 73,260 – increase sexual crimes committed against children including rape, grooming and sexual assault. 27% were rape (boys and girls) Source ONS
Q. One third of teenage girls have been asked to send a sexually explicit text message or image. True or false?
A. False - two thirds of girls have reported being requested to send a sexually explicit text or image. One in five victims were aged 11 or younger. Source – IFS
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