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March 2021

Government launches review into sexual abuse in schools and launches NSPCC dedicated helpline to support victims of sexual abuse

31st March 2021

The DfE has advised our sister association, BSA. that Ofsted will be conducting an “immediate review of safeguarding policies in state and independent schools”. Please click here to view the…

youth sports trust – our impact in numbers…

31st March 2021

Our impact in numbers… 309,115 young people were given the opportunity to enjoy the life-changing benefits of sport and play through our programmes 99,706 young people received training from our athlete mentors,…

Teaching consent to children: “The joke is where it starts and rape is where it ends”

31st March 2021

How do we ensure children and teens know about consent? Here’s a guide to changing the culture early to prevent sexual assault. Ever since former Sydney schoolgirl Chanel Contos petitioned…

C of E will comply fully with IICSA recommendations on safeguarding

31st March 2021

THE Archbishops’ Council has formally accepted in full the latest recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), including the creation of an independent body to oversee its safeguarding practices. IICSA, in…

Tackling sexual abuse not just for schools, say heads

31st March 2021

The problem of sexual violence and abuse is not just an issue for schools to tackle, say head teachers. Social media companies, parents and the criminal justice system all have…

More than a quarter of charities faced cyber attacks last year, government figures show

31st March 2021

Figures from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport indicate that 26 per cent of voluntary sector organisations had a cyber-breach or attack in 2020. This sixth survey in…

Thousands of EU children face ‘cliff edge’ as still without post-Brexit status three months before deadline

30th March 2021

Thousands of European children living in care in the UK face becoming undocumented within months as only one in four has been granted post-Brexit immigration status, data reveals. The data obtained under freedom of information…

Vaccine priority list changes to let under-50s living with vulnerable people get jabs

30th March 2021

People aged between 16 and 50 who live with someone with a weakened immune system will be prioritised for a coronavirus vaccine as most under-50s are forced to wait until…

Children being put at risk by flaws in policing of paedophile sports coaches

30th March 2021

Children are being put at risk by fundamental flaws in the policing of paedophile coaches in football and other major sports, a Telegraph Sport investigation has found. Ten days after the publication…

Churches and charities warn Government to act now to prevent more harm from gambling

30th March 2021

Churches and charities have joined together to urge the UK Government to act decisively and urgently in tackling the harm caused by gambling. They issued the following statement ahead of…