Physical neglect of children increases

HALF the children on Guernsey’s child protection register have suffered physical neglect, an annual report has today revealed.

David Hughes

HALF the children on Guernsey’s child protection register have suffered physical neglect, an annual report has today revealed.

The Islands Child Protection Committee report reveals that physical neglect has risen to become the number one reason for young people being on the register, increasing from 31% of cases in 2007 to 50% in 2011.

By comparison, 42% of the children on Scotland’s list suffered physical neglect – defined as failure to provide a child with the basic necessities of life, such as food and clothing. The report identified Scotland as a comparable jurisdiction for child welfare because it has a similar Children’s Law.

Committee chairman David Hughes (pictured) said it was working to ensure co-ordination between all agencies providing services to children. But he said that more could always be done to protect young people locally.

Comments for: "Physical neglect of children increases"

pb falla

Another guernsey Tragedy

People of guernsey hold your head in shame

At least doors are now being opened and this type of offence is not being swept under the carpet like previously

Ectopudding

It's true, doors are being opened and showing us how Guernsey really was bad "in the good old days"

PB FALLA

Child abuse and child cruelty has gone on for years but public awareness created initially by The Thas Life team many years ago has finally reached guernsey,the powers that be would have been the ones keeping it quiet and living in denial

"The Good Old Days" refers to the days when the island wasnt led by the greed of the finance and its workers,when you were met with smiling faces instead of frowns and when you could sit down in your local and have a pint and chat with freinds and not feel threatned by some drunken yob

Modern day guernsey brings with it,Greed,Drugs,Child Abuse,A Fall In Family Values.Higher Divorce Rates,Debt,Petty Crime,Financial Crime,Local Housing out of reach for the youth of today

G stands for GREED and g stands for guernsey

Bring back The Good Old Days