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by Oenone Williams

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THERE HAS been a great deal in the news recently about children, what with Baby P in Haringey and the two infants murdered by their depressed mother in Manchester. But, for me, the most shocking news was the revelation, in a recent survey com­missioned by Barnardo’s, that 49 per cent of UK adults regard children as increasingly dangerous, both to each other and to their elders. Also, 43 per cent believe that something should be done to protect ...

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