About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Spotting abuse is child's play?

The Guardian reports on research by Action for Children who have found that 44% of children under 12 have seen other children who were dirty and smelly, while nearly two-thirds of children have seen suspected signs of neglect among their peers in classrooms, playgrounds, neighbourhoods and activity clubs. Its survey of over 3,000 eight to 12 year-olds revealed the scale of absenteeism. Just over 40% had noticed pupils being late or missing school, while 34% said they were aware of children not appearing to have friends. The charity has issued a press release and a media pack.

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