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Are 1 in 5 children reported to social services before the age of 5?

May 25th, 2016

Episode 981 of 1744 episodes

A new study says more than 20% of children born in England between 2009 and 2010 were reported to social services because of fears of neglect or abuse before they had reached the age of five. Professor Andy Bilson, who wrote the report, and Professor Julian Le Grand, professor of Social Policy at the LSE, discuss. (Image: Child. Credit: Thinkstock)

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