Guernsey

More Guernsey children on 'at risk' list

The number of children considered "at risk" in Guernsey rose last year, according to the Child Protection Committee report for the States.

The actual number on the register has not been revealed, but in 2012, there were 95 children at risk - a rise of 26% on the previous year.

The decision over whether a child is at risk of abuse or neglect is based on assessments by professional services.

Cases are usually reviewed after a period of three months.

David Foote, business manager of the Island's Child Protection Committee, said trends indicated "increasing levels of registrations."

The States introduced a Sex Offenders Law to protect children from individuals known to present risk.

Extra training is also being implemented for all staff who work with at risk children.