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Press release 344 / 2018-09-13: Youth welfare offices carried out more assessments in 2017 but found fewer cases of child endangerment

WIESBADEN – Youth welfare offices in Germany carried out approximately 143,300 procedures to assess child endangerment in 2017. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 4.6% on the previous year. Just over 45,700 cases of child endangerment were recorded in 2017, which was a slightly lesser number (-0.1%) than in 2016, despite the increasing number of procedures.

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