Year: 2021

Thousands of safeguarding concerns flagged up in Swindon during Covid-19 pandemic

21st September, 2021 4:21 pm

THOUSANDS of safeguarding concerns were flagged about vulnerable adults in Swindon during the first year of the pandemic. Councils across the country noticed a rise in the amount of reported abuse or neglect between April 2020 and March 2021. NHS Digital figures show 2,085 concerns about adults with care and support needs were reported to the council in Swindon in that period,... View Article

TACT calls for new national care service for children, families and care experienced people

21st September, 2021 4:19 pm

TACT – UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity, has today published a paper urging the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care (IRCSC) to recommend that the DfE establish a ground-breaking new national care service – the National Care Family (NCF), covering fostering, adoption, kinship, residential, foster, and secure care. The proposed service would also take over responsibility for children who return to their birth parents... View Article

It Took Me Years To Realise That Racism Was Fuelling My Eating Disorder

20th September, 2021 2:54 pm

Content warning: This article discusses disordered eating in a way that some readers may find distressing. I’m a 19-year-old Indian Australian who has struggled with anorexia. I think this is the first time I’ve ever written that. I’ve certainly never said it. As I cast my mind back to how my relationship with food and my body has changed over... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 17 September 2021

17th September, 2021 2:00 pm

Welcome to this week’s jobs round-up, where you can view some of the job vacancies currently available in the world of safeguarding. Below are a selection of jobs which will soon be closing for applications – click on the individual links for more information or to complete an application. For a full list of vacancies, please visit the Job Board on our... View Article

NSPCC publish Physical abuse: statistics briefing

15th September, 2021 4:26 pm

How many children experience physical abuse? It’s unknown how many children in the UK experience physical abuse. However, research with 2,275 young people aged 11-17 about their experiences of physical abuse suggests around 1 in 14 children in the UK have been physically abused. This briefing collates information from a number of different sources and looks at what data and... View Article

UNICEF publishes nine-year Child Protection Strategy

14th September, 2021 2:03 pm

UNICEF has published its 2021 – 2030 Child Protection Strategy with a vision of a world where all children are free from violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and harmful practices. Child Protection is the prevention of, and response to, exploitation, abuse, neglect, harmful practices, and violence against children. It is embedded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child... View Article

Government dismisses calls for independent review of childcare funding

14th September, 2021 2:00 pm

An independent funding review of England’s childcare system would not be “appropriate” ahead of the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), the children’s minister has said. Vicky Ford told a parliamentary debate on the funding of childcare that “the outcomes of such a review would not be able to feed into the spending review which is happening at this time”. The... View Article

Norfolk safeguarding review highlights ‘failures of governance’

14th September, 2021 9:43 am

A report into the deaths of three adults with learning disabilities at a private hospital in Norfolk has called for better collaboration between official bodies when delivering adult social care. Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) commissioned safeguarding expert Margaret Flynn to compile a report into the deaths of people – referred to as Ben, Joanna and Jon – under the... View Article

Warning on teachers’ lack of Holocaust knowledge

13th September, 2021 1:22 pm

Major misconceptions about the Holocaust are common among teachers, research suggests. Most teachers in England lack the knowledge to combat common myths and falsehoods about the atrocity, research by University College London’s Centre for Holocaust Education suggests. They said there had been improvements since a similar study in 2009. But the researchers warned of “real-world consequences” from a lack of... View Article