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More children in Iceland need protection

Reports to the Government Agency for Child Protection have increased by 31 percent year on year, from 3,648 in the first nine months of 2005 to 4,779 in 2006.

One of the explanations is an increase in police reports regarding child protection that the Agency for Child Protection receives, as it says on the Agency’s website.

Morgunbladid writes that in the first nine months of 2005 the Agency got 1,747 police reports, compared to 2,659 this year.

Applications to the Agency for treatment have increased by 13 percent in this period. In the first nine months of 2005 the Agency received 129 applications, but 146 in 2006.

Requests for foster care have increased by 27 percent year on year, from 79 in the first nine months of 2005 to 100 in the same period in 2006.

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