Month: February 2021

This week’s safeguarding jobs round-up

26th February, 2021 10:40 am

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 the Job Board of our website from the world of safeguarding. Some of the top roles currently open for application are listed below – if you want to find out... View Article

JCVI advises inviting people on Learning Disability Register for vaccine

24th February, 2021 12:54 pm

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 care settings, should be offered the vaccine in priority group 6 (people with Down’s syndrome are included in group 4). Adults with less severe learning disabilities are not currently prioritised.... View Article

Unregulated accommodation banned for vulnerable children under 16

22nd February, 2021 9:00 am

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 a series of reforms to drive up standards in children’s social care. Children in care under 16 will no longer be allowed to be accommodated in unregulated independent or semi-independent... View Article

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

17th February, 2021 1:00 pm

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 lockdowns, with over two million impacted in the last year Half (56%) of bullied kids suffered name-calling, a third (39%) had lies about them spread online, and a quarter (28%)... View Article

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

17th February, 2021 9:58 am

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 six years. Dame Rachel de Souza, the founding chief executive of the Inspiration academy trust, will take over Ms Longfield’s role. The Children’s Commissioner will also say that Mr Johnson’s... View Article

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

15th February, 2021 9:04 am

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, Dame Sara Thornton, has today published a briefing paper outlining potential risks of exploitation related to the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new points-based immigration system. In February 2020... View Article

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

10th February, 2021 8:44 am

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 warning from the NSPCC comes as analysis of the latest crime trends shows a 17% rise in online sex crimes against children in the months after the first COVID-19 lockdown.... View Article

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

9th February, 2021 1:00 pm

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 online is a more important part of their life than ever before, with 65% enjoying online lessons during lockdown amidst school closures 48% of young people are seeing misleading content... View Article

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

8th February, 2021 3:30 pm

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 place between June and November 2020 and aims to identify the measures that could be put into place in the workplace by the Government and employers to support those experiencing... View Article