Tag: child abuse

Keeping children safe from harm this Christmas

Bedfordshire Police is asking communities to look out for the signs of abuse or neglect over the Christmas holidays as this can be a challenging time for many children.

The NSPCC said that over 31,000 adults contacted them this year to report worries about children living in households with drug or alcohol problems, children seen wearing dirty clothes or appearing to have suffered injuries.

With many children set to be off school now for a number of weeks, senior police officers have urged the public to report information if they notice something concerning.

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Bedfordshire Police urges workers to look out and speak out for abused children

Bedfordshire Police is backing the Children’s Society and National Police Chiefs’ Council in a new campaign to ask those workers who are regularly out in the community, and who fear a child is being abused, to speak out.

After so many weeks away from school, or limited contact with others outside the home during lockdown, children living in abusive situations have been further hidden from view and, as a consequence, may have suffered more harm.

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