Allegations of child abuse fall in West Sussex

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The number of reported allegations made against people working with children in West Sussex fell significantly in 2011/2012.

According to West Sussex County Council’s Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Annual Report for 2011/2012, the number of allegations progressed dropped from 196 in 2009/10 to 165 in 2010/11, to 139 this year.

Of those cases, 37 were allegations of sexual abuse, down from 43 last year, 75 for physical abuse, seven for neglect, 11 for emotional abuse, and nine for suitability or conduct.


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