Lack of school nurses means sexual abuse in the family is being missed, watchdogs warn

According to The Telegraph, Children who are sexually abused by at home are going “unseen and unheard” by agencies.

A lack of school nurses has made it harder to identify children at risk of sexual abuse, an official report has found.

Children who are sexually abused by family members are going “unseen and unheard” by agencies who are “woefully ill-equipped” to deal with the issue, according to a joint report by report by Ofsted, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services, the Care Quality Commission, and HM Inspectorate of Probation.

The report exposes a lack of knowledge and focus on familial abuse from all local partners and calls for greater recognition at local and national levels.

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