Month: March 2021

Encrypted messaging putting children at greater risk of online abuse, charity warns tech firms

26th March, 2021 1:33 pm

NSPCC research has found that in the past year, Facebook’s platforms were used in more than half of all online child sex crime. The UK’s leading children’s charity is warning of the dangers of encrypted messaging services, and says if not managed, abusers and groomers will thrive. End-to-end encryption allows every conversation to be private. It is impossible for anyone... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 26 March 2021

26th March, 2021 1:25 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

WATCH: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joins music superstar Dolly Parton to help Scottish children to love reading

25th March, 2021 5:05 pm

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has recorded a story for families with young children to launch a partnership between charities Children 1st and the Dollywood Foundation UK (DFUK), and the public to spark the love of reading in every child in Scotland. Families can enjoy the First Minister’s reading of the Ladybird book Mabel and the Mountain by Kim Hillyard on Children... View Article

Protection for those at risk of domestic abuse in Scotland

25th March, 2021 5:01 pm

Legislation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament, giving more powers to police and courts to protect people at risk of domestic abuse. The Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill will enable police and courts to ban suspected abusers from re-entering the home and from approaching or contacting the person at risk for a period of time to enable them to... View Article

Dummies guide to early complex childhood trauma (a child’s perspective)

24th March, 2021 8:43 am

Things you REALLY need to know, understand, and accept about my early experiences of trauma: I am STILL scared pretty much every moment of my life. My terror began in the womb and wired me to feel and be afraid of everything. My survival system is chronically stuck in emergency, life threat mode so every sound, movement, smell, taste, touch,... View Article


24th March, 2021 8:36 am

The NGO community has made significant progress in safeguarding against sexual abuse or exploitation by and of humanitarian and development workers and beneficiaries. As NGOs continue to progress, there is increased recognition that these safeguarding measures will only go so far without intentional, effective community engagement. While safeguarding policies, staff training, and complaints mechanisms are key components of effective safeguarding,... View Article

Everyone’s Invited

24th March, 2021 8:25 am

How Everyone’s Invited Started In June 2020, Soma Sara the founder of this movement began sharing her personal experience rape culture via Instagram. Immediately, she received a number of messages from not only those who felt that her experiences strongly resonated with their own, but also those who detailed their own stories of misogyny, harassment, abuse and assault. Within a... View Article

Neo-Nazi groups use Instagram to recruit young people, warns Hope Not Hate

22nd March, 2021 4:37 pm

Campaigners call platform ‘a fertile recruitment ground’ and say it must take urgent action to protect children. Instagram has become a hub for young neo-Nazis to recruit young people to far-right groups, a report from an anti-racism group has warned. The recommendations-driven platform and focus on visual media make it ideal for spreading propaganda, Hope Not Hate (HNH) said in... View Article

Institute apologises for its response to claims it ignored sexual assault complaint

22nd March, 2021 4:16 pm

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has apologised for its response to allegations that it ignored a sexual assault complaint – but its own committee chairs are calling for the body to explain itself further. Yesterday, a group of CIoF committee chairs wrote to the membership body’s leadership expressing concerns about its handling of allegations that it ignored a complaint of sexual assault. The group... View Article