Child Protection: LBC Special Report Week

All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.

Anything you notice can help a child at risk. We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect. Last year nearly 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help.

Last week LBC ran a series of Special Reports on the subject of child protection. Catch up with Shelagh Fogarty's interviews with the experts below.

To help protect a child or young person look out for changes in their Appearance, Behaviour and Communication (A B C).

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Spot the Signs

The following information videos give more details on how to spot abuse issues.

Special Report Week Interviews

Many people do not act on issues of child protection because they're worried about being wrong. You don't have to be absolutely certain; if you're concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.

Report it anonymously to your local council, NSPCC or the police who can provide the support a child may need.

Information is gathered from many sources, and your report forms part of a bigger picture. Reporting your concerns to your local council, NSPCC, or the police, could provide the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe.

Thanks to the Department of Education, LBC's Shelagh Fogarty is talking to experts in the field of child protection.

Further Reading

The respected news outlet HuffPost has been covering the issue of child protection.