Number of children at risk of abuse in Rutland rises

The latest figures show the number of children being referred to social care services in Rutland has gone up by almost 50%.

A report by Rutland County Council shows there were 100 referrals made between 2015 and 2016 over fears a child was at risk of abuse or neglect.

The most recent stats show the number of kids being assessed by police and social care workers in the county has jumped to 150 between March 2016 and March this year.

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