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Ipswich Star
Historic child sex abuse cases more than double in a year in Suffolksexual offences can be.” NSPCC chiefs said it is encouraging that so many peop
Ipswich Star / Posted an hour ago
sexual offences can be.” NSPCC chiefs said it is encouraging that so many people are finding their voice. Chief executive Peter Wanless said: “Although these rising figures paint a worrying picture of widespread abuse, it is encouraging that so... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Reports of non-recent child abuse across North-West are rising steadilychildren’s charity believes the rise is down to high-profile cases and the foot
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 12 hours ago
children’s charity believes the rise is down to high-profile cases and the football abuse scandal which began a year ago. Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “It doesn’t matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Referrals to mental health service for children rocket in Cumbria - but one in ten cases is knocked backa postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some area
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
a postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some areas to five-and-a-half months in others. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Referrals to mental health service for children rocket in Cumbria - but one in ten cases is knocked backa postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some area
North-West Evening Mail / Posted yesterday
a postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some areas to five-and-a-half months in others. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental... Read more
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The News and Star
Referrals to mental health service for children rocket in Cumbria - but one in ten cases is knocked backa postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some area
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
a postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some areas to five-and-a-half months in others. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Referrals to mental health service for children rocket in Cumbria - but one in ten cases is knocked backa postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some area
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
a postcode lottery for youngsers - with some waiting just two days in some areas to five-and-a-half months in others. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental... Read more
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Daily Echo
Huge rise in number of historic sex abuse offences reported to Hampshire policeof Information (FOI) request to police forces in England and Wales and British
Daily Echo / Posted yesterday
of Information (FOI) request to police forces in England and Wales and British Transport Police. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “It doesn't matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50 years ago, it is never too late to... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Historic sex abuse cases in Cumbria reaches all time higha year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
a year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the confidence to finally report an incident. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: "It doesn't matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50 years ago,... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Historic sex abuse cases in Cumbria reaches all time higha year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
a year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the confidence to finally report an incident. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: "It doesn't matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50 years ago,... Read more
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The News and Star
Historic sex abuse cases in Cumbria reaches all time higha year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
a year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the confidence to finally report an incident. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: "It doesn't matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50 years ago,... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Historic sex abuse cases in Cumbria reaches all time higha year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
a year ago, as well as cases involving Jimmy Savile may have given victims the confidence to finally report an incident. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: "It doesn't matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50 years ago,... Read more
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Daily Record
NSPCC report reveals rise in historic sex abuse caseswas among those who spoke out. Paul told how he was abused as an 11-year-old by
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
was among those who spoke out. Paul told how he was abused as an 11-year-old by a youth coach. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “It doesn’t matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50 years ago, it is never too late to... Read more
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birminghammail
Number of adults reporting sex abuse as children almost DOUBLESagainst children recorded will be higher still with six UK police forces not pr
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
against children recorded will be higher still with six UK police forces not providing full figures for all four years. Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “It doesn’t matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50... Read more
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This is West Country
Rise in reports of historic sexual abuse in Somerset over last four yearsagainst children recorded will be higher still with six UK police forces not pr
This is West Country / Posted 4 days ago
against children recorded will be higher still with six UK police forces not providing full figures for all four years. Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “It doesn't matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Historic sexual abuse cases against children RISING as survivors "find their voice"to justice.The Liverpool ECHO is joining forces with the NSPCC to make sure eve
Liverpool Echo / Posted 4 days ago
to justice.The Liverpool ECHO is joining forces with the NSPCC to make sure every child has a voice this Christmas. Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC, said: “It doesn’t matter whether the sexual abuse happened a year ago or 50... Read more
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E! Online
Prince William Launches Action Plan to Tackle Cyberbullyingprovides simple steps for children and teenagers who witness cyberbullying to f
E! Online / Posted 4 days ago
provides simple steps for children and teenagers who witness cyberbullying to follow," said Taskforce Charity Partner, Peter Wanless. "With an emphasis on encouraging their peers to speak out and seek help from either a trusted adult or... Read more
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Hunts Post
Health trust denies charity’s claim that children are being ‘turned away’for an assessment in 2016/17, although this was a significant improvement on 20
Hunts Post / Posted 5 days ago
for an assessment in 2016/17, although this was a significant improvement on 2015/16, when the average wait was 101 days. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental... Read more
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Bolton News
More than 900 children rejected by Bolton special mental health service in last two yearsto shift the focus of children and young people’s mental health services toward
Bolton News / Posted 5 days ago
to shift the focus of children and young people’s mental health services towards early intervention. Chief executive Peter Wanless added: "It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental health issues being... Read more
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chroniclelive
More than 100,000 children in need of mental health treatment rejectedDaily Mirror – ‘Light Up Christmas for Children’ – urging people to help Childl
chroniclelive / Posted 10 days ago
Daily Mirror – ‘Light Up Christmas for Children’ – urging people to help Childline be there for more young people in need. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental... Read more
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Daily Echo
Thousands of children turned away from mental health care in the last two yearsthey are able to get help. Mental and emotional health is now the most common
Daily Echo / Posted 10 days ago
they are able to get help. Mental and emotional health is now the most common reason for a child to contact Childline. Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is desperately sad to see so many young people facing distress around mental... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Root around for a pound and help a child in crisis this Christmasyear 175,000 phone calls from troubled youngsters don’t reach the free counsell
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
year 175,000 phone calls from troubled youngsters don’t reach the free counselling service (Image: NSPCC) NSPCC boss Peter Wanless said just one of your old pound coins can go a long way. “Small sums can make a huge difference, especially to... Read more
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Daily Record
'I was abused from age 5 - together we can stop that happening'like the Daily Mirror is backing our efforts to get to young people in need of
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
like the Daily Mirror is backing our efforts to get to young people in need of our help more quickly.” NSPCC boss Peter Wanless said: “We are calling on Mirror readers to back our campaign to enable Childline to be there for even more... Read more
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Daily Mirror
'I was abused from age 5 - together we can stop that happening'like the Daily Mirror is backing our efforts to get to young people in need of
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
like the Daily Mirror is backing our efforts to get to young people in need of our help more quickly.” NSPCC boss Peter Wanless said: “We are calling on Mirror readers to back our campaign to enable Childline to be there for even more... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Christmas has begun! Rita Ora switches on Oxford Street Lights in aid of NSPCCto raise funds for Childline so this vital service is accessible to all young p
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
to raise funds for Childline so this vital service is accessible to all young people who reach out for help and advice," Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said. The light switch on marks the start of the campaign. And to mark the... Read more
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chroniclelive
This app could help could young people safe in the age of 'sexting'for sexual pictures and to defuse difficult conversations.A young girl on a mob
chroniclelive / Posted 19 days ago
for sexual pictures and to defuse difficult conversations.A young girl on a mobile phone sexting (Image: Evening Gazette) Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “Many young people tell Childline that they feel pressured into sending... Read more
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The Comet
NSPCC stalwart Norma Alcock’s MBE celebrated near HitchinMillard North and East Herts Branch president Norma Alcock was feted by the ch
The Comet / Posted 24 days ago
Millard North and East Herts Branch president Norma Alcock was feted by the child protection charity’s chief executive Peter Wanless, Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen and numerous civic dignitaries at Priory Barns in Little Wymondley on... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Derbyshire grooming offences rise by two thirdsof 64 per cent. Sexual grooming was one of the most-increased recorded offences
Derbyshire Times / Posted 25 days ago
of 64 per cent. Sexual grooming was one of the most-increased recorded offences in the last year. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “This is an enormous rise in recorded grooming offences over such a short period, and the fact that... Read more
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Breitbart
Campaigners Demand ‘Urgent Action’ as Child Sex Grooming Cases Rise 64 Per Cent in Just One Yearrecorded across England and Wales in the year up to June, rising from 1,080 in
Breitbart / Posted 25 days ago
recorded across England and Wales in the year up to June, rising from 1,080 in the previous year. NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless said: “This is an enormous rise in recorded grooming offences over such a short period, and the fact that... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Derbyshire grooming offences rise up two thirdsof 64 per cent. Sexual grooming was one of the most-increased recorded offences
Derbyshire Times / Posted 25 days ago
of 64 per cent. Sexual grooming was one of the most-increased recorded offences in the last year. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “This is an enormous rise in recorded grooming offences over such a short period, and the fact that... Read more
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chad
Notts grooming offences triple in the last yearof 64 per cent. Sexual grooming was one of the most-increased recorded offences
chad / Posted 25 days ago
of 64 per cent. Sexual grooming was one of the most-increased recorded offences in the last year. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “This is an enormous rise in recorded grooming offences over such a short period, and the fact that... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Urgent call for NSPCC volunteers in Liverpool as service is 'overstretched'is overstretched - partly because counselling young people online takes longer
Liverpool Echo / Posted 25 days ago
is overstretched - partly because counselling young people online takes longer than on the phone. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless told the ECHO: “We’re only able to answer, at the moment, three out of every four contacts. That is a... Read more
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birminghammail
The shocking rise in child grooming cases in the West Midlandsof after meeting a 15-year-old fan, with whom he had exchanged sexual messages
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
of after meeting a 15-year-old fan, with whom he had exchanged sexual messages on WhatsApp. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: "This is an enormous rise in recorded grooming offences over such a short period, and the fact that... Read more
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Daily Echo
Online grooming cases rise by nearly 70 percent1,080 in the previous year – making it one of the most-increased recorded crime
Daily Echo / Posted 28 days ago
1,080 in the previous year – making it one of the most-increased recorded crimes over the last year. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless, has urged authorities to take action. He said: “This is an enormous rise in recorded grooming offences over... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
More than 60 children a day call helpline with suicidal thoughtsand self-harm were the top three additional concerns mentioned during suicide c
Surrey Advertiser / Posted a month ago
and self-harm were the top three additional concerns mentioned during suicide counselling sessions. NSPCC CEO Peter Wanless said: “We must face the painful reality that many young people feel so overwhelmed by their problems they have... Read more

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