The majority of sexual assaults against children are committed by someone they know, new NSPCC research reveals.
The research also showed that in nearly one-in-three of the cases in Merseyside, the offender is a member of the child’s immediate family.
Bernadette Oxley, head of service for the NSPCC in the North West, said: “There is sometimes the perception that child sex offenders are strangers – sinister figures lurking in the shadows.
"But the reality is that most victims know their abusers...
A crackdown on anti-social behaviour on Wirral's beaches has been launched.
Operation Beachsafe aims to keep Wirral's coastline safe for visitors and residents over the summer months.
Police and partner agencies will be working together to prevent crime and disorder along the coast, while encouraging people to enjoy the beach and park areas safely.
Launched on 10 August and will run until the end of September 2012 across the beaches in West Kirkby, Hoylake, Moreton and New Brighton....
Provisional results from Wirral’s maintained schools, academies and sixth form colleges show that almost half of all A-level students have achieved grades A*-B in this year’s examinations.
48% of A-level entrants achieved top grades A*-B - up from 47.5% last year.
And the overall pass rate has risen from 97% to 97.6%, an improvement on last year’s figures, in line with the national picture.
Cllr Tony Smith, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Lifelong Learning, said: ‘We are...
Have you just received your A-level results? Are you wondering what to do next?
Whether your grades are great, or not quite what you'd hoped for, you might be left feeling unsure as to what you should do next.
The BBC have published a useful Q & A for students getting their A-level results:What if my A-level results are not what I hoped for?
The National Careers Service provide a free and impartial careers advice service for young people and adults: Find out more here on teenwirral.
The government has changed the law to increase the age at which young people are required to participate in education or training. This is called Raising the Participation Age, or RPA.
From 2013, young people are required to continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17, and until their 18th birthday from 2015.
So will I have to stay at school?
This does not necessarily mean you have to stay on at school after Year 11 if you don't want to, as you will have a choice about how...
Cheshire FA and Wirral Council are currently running a Youth 5 a-side Respect League for 16-21 year olds at The Oval, in Bebington.
The U:2:1 League runs on Mondays from 6 - 7pm, on the 3G pitches at the Oval.
With a cost to players of just £2 per game, the league has been organised to meet the need for accessible, affordable opportunities for young males to get back into football on the Wirral. Also, to build a 2-way relationship with local 11 a-side leagues, whose clubs can make use of the U:...
This Olympic Summer, Active All Sports are running a Paralympic Week of FREE activities for disabled children and young people.
Paralympic Week will give children with a disability and specific needs and their families the opportunity to take part in some Paralympic Sports in partnership with some of Wirral’s well established sports clubs. All participants will have the chance to take part in friendly competition and win a Paralympic medal and certificate!
From Boccia and Badminton to...
This Summer, Wirral Multicultural Centre are offering FREE fun family workshops!
Sessions run in the mornings and afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14th August to 23rd August.
Tuesday 14th August &Thursday 16th August
Mask making and examples of different types of masks.Exploring the meaning of colour & symbols.
Tuesday 14th August &Thursday 16th August
Henna, followed by Bollywood Dance!
Tuesday 21st August &...
A Wirral Council library is to host educational sessions for young people keen to learn about digital media.
Create Multimedia use the workshops to teach attendees how to use graphics software to animate computer generated images and photographs, and to create their own animations, comics and graphic novels using digital cameras and Apple Mac’s. The workshops are designed for children between the ages of seven and fourteen, and are suitable for both boys and girls.
The next session will take...
The rescheduled Sand Sculpture event that was due to take place on 21st August 2012 at Fort Perch Rock beach has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to organisers only receiving a low number of entries.