Family experts demand changes to increase protection for minors

Proposals to amend current legislation criminalise emotional neglect are due to be debated in parliament today View here

The Child Maltreatment bill, which extends to England and Wales only, aims to more effectively protect children in the most serious cases of neglect.  Government analysis shows that neglect is the most common reason for a child protection referral – with emotional abuse being 20 per cent more common in these referrals than physical abuse. The full bill and updates on progress can be found here