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February 2021

This week’s safeguarding jobs round-up

26th February 2021

Welcome to our first weekly round-up of just some of the safeguarding job vacancies currently available in the UK. Each week, we’ll be highlighting a selection of vacancies listed on…

JCVI advises inviting people on Learning Disability Register for vaccine

24th February 2021

The advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) remains that adults with severe and profound learning disabilities, and those with learning disabilities in long-stay nursing and residential…

Unregulated accommodation banned for vulnerable children under 16

22nd February 2021

A ban on placing vulnerable children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will come into force in September, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced, as part of…

Children report spike in cyberbullying during lockdown with more time spent unsupervised online – research from Uswitch

17th February 2021

One in four children say cyberbullying has worsened during lockdowns as they spend 17 hours a week unsupervised online A quarter of children say online bullying has got worse during…

Kids must be a priority post-Covid after an ‘impossibly damaging’ year – what England’s Children’s Commissioner said

17th February 2021

England’s Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, will call on the Government to make children a priority after the pandemic, as part of the final speech before she departs the role after…

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner paper – The EU Settlement Scheme and points-based immigration system

15th February 2021

Protecting individuals from exploitation by criminal traffickers and unscrupulous employers: Identifying and mitigating risks in the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new points-based immigration system The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner,…

COVID-19: Pandemic fuelling rise in online sex crimes against children, charity says

10th February 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is “fuelling long-term changes” to the threat posed by online sexual abusers, with children now facing “significant new risks”, according to the country’s leading children’s charity. The…

Separating fact from fiction: Half of young people encounter misleading content online on a daily basis

9th February 2021

Research reveals the new challenges young people face in identifying misleading content, at a time when being online is more important than ever   77% of young people say being…

Safeguarding in the workplace: Government publishes major review into domestic abuse in the workplace

8th February 2021

On 14 January, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published a major report into workplace support for victims of domestic abuse. This report follows a consultation that took…