Child abuse algorithms: from science fiction to cost-cutting reality

Councils trying to harness the power of big data also grapple with its ethical implications

In an age of austerity, and a climate of fear about child abuse, perhaps it is unsurprising that social workers have turned to new technology for help.

Local authorities – which face spiralling demand and an £800m funding shortfall – are beginning to ask whether big data could help to identify vulnerable children.

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