Hard to reach young people and ‘agency neglect’: Safeguarding teenagers. Patrick Ayre Department of Applied Social Studies University of Bedfordshire. The complexity of the challenge. Young people 14-18 may be Victims, Perpetrators Parents Any combination of the above
Department of Applied Social Studies
University of Bedfordshire
Young people 14-18 may be
but have the same right to be safeguarded as any other child.
Adolescence marks start of serious problems for many children:
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