Month: June 2020

iicsa research: child sexual abuse in sports

18th June, 2020 10:45 am

IICSA (The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) has published new research into child sexual abuse in sports, which finds that coaches and instructors exploited children’s vulnerabilities in order to groom and abuse them. Click here to read the research… This report is written as part of the Truth Project, a core part of the Inquiry alongside public hearings and research.... View Article

england: keeping children safe in education – september 2020

18th June, 2020 10:43 am

The September 2020 revision of ‘Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE): statutory guidance for schools and colleges’ has been released. In addition to the usual series of updates, it specifically refers to the guidance COVID-19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers, and stresses the fact that a school’s full safeguarding duties continue throughout the pandemic and beyond. Annexe H... View Article

england: what ofsted means by a serious incident

17th June, 2020 10:38 am

Guidance for social care providers on what is meant by a serious incident. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘serious’ as: ‘significant or worrying because of possible danger or risk; not slight or negligible’. The line between what is serious, and what is not, can be blurred and is always a matter of judgement. It depends on many factors, including age of... View Article

vulnerable children national charities strategic relief fund

16th June, 2020 10:34 am

Updated guidance: Earlier this year, the government announced a package of £750M of support for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Funding has been allocated to the Department of Education and the Home Office in order to support charities working to safeguard vulnerable children. Overall aim of funding: Keeping vulnerable children safe during coronavirus (COVID-19) is our urgent... View Article

Scotland: action against inequality

9th June, 2020 10:30 am

Understanding impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities. Coronavirus in Scotland, Equality and rights A new expert group will work with the Scottish Government to provide a clearer picture of the impact on minority ethnic communities of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following indications that minority ethnic communities may face higher risks from COVID-19, the group will consider evidence and data being gathered by the... View Article

England: extra mental health support for pupils and teachers

7th June, 2020 10:29 am

Online resources and charity grants to help schools and colleges respond to the impact of coronavirus on mental health and wellbeing. New online resources designed by health and education experts will be provided to schools and colleges to boost mental health support for staff and pupils, encouraging them to talk more confidently about the anxieties and concerns they feel as... View Article