Month: January 2021

Two thirds of child sexual abuse survivors didn’t tell anyone about abuse at the time

29th January, 2021 8:07 am

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found that over two thirds of victims and survivors did not tell anyone that they were being sexually abused at the time it was happening. One in 10 disclosed the abuse for the first time when they spoke to the Inquiry’s Truth Project. More than 5,400 victims and survivors of child sexual... View Article

18th January, 2021 10:00 am

A groundbreaking report into the UK’s financial sector has found worryingly low levels of awareness of forced labour and exploitation of workers. Read the report – PREVENTING MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: An Agenda for Action across the Financial Services Sector The study, led by Dame Sara Thornton, the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, suggests nearly half of bankers and other... View Article

education secretary ‘unlawfully scrapped children’s rights’

15th January, 2021 11:08 am

Source: BBC By Hannah Richardson, Education and social affairs reporter England’s education secretary acted unlawfully in scrapping a string of legal protections for children in care, Appeal Court judges have ruled. They said Gavin Williamson should have consulted England’s children’s commissioner and other groups, before scrapping 65 safeguards for children. The court said consulting such bodies would have been “manifestly in the... View Article

‘Grave threat’ to children from predatory internet groomers as online child sexual abuse material soars to record levels

12th January, 2021 12:10 pm

Source: Internet Watch Foundation A record number of reports of online child sexual abuse have been processed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). Predatory online groomers are a “grave and widespread threat” to children in their bedrooms as new figures reveal the record-breaking scale of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet. A record number of reports of online child... View Article

National lockdown to come into force on Wednesday 6 January

5th January, 2021 12:09 pm

Source: GOV.UK The Prime Minister has today announced that a new national lockdown will come into force at 00:01 on Wednesday 6 January. During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. Public vocational exams and assessments scheduled to take... View Article