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May 2021

Tinder introduces ‘are you sure?’ feature to stop dating app abuse

27th May 2021

The app uses artificial intelligence to review harmful messages before they are sent. Tinder has added a new feature to help curb abuse and harassment on the app before it happens. Using artificial intelligence (AI), the dating…

Half of UK children playing out with friends less since pandemic

27th May 2021

Survey finds a third playing alone more and a quarter playing less sport, adding to concerns over wellbeing Many children are playing outside less with their friends, playing alone more…

Scots ‘predator’ caged after admitting to ‘communicating indecently’ with child

27th May 2021

Iain Hunter was branded ‘dangerous and predatory’ by cops and sentenced to 20 months behind bars in court.   A Scots “predator” has been caged after admitting to “communicating indecently”…

Review will pronounce on dioceses’ handling of serial abuser

27th May 2021

The man who led the inquiry into Jimmy Savile’s abuse of patients at Leeds General Infirmary, Ray Galloway, has been commissioned by the C of E’s National Safeguarding Team to look…

Hundreds of abuse cases at unregulated children’s homes

27th May 2021

Data provided by councils shows that at least 1,286 reports of abuse against children living in unregulated care homes were made in the two years up to last December. Almost…

£51m boost to support youngsters leaving care

27th May 2021

A £51 million funding boost to help thousands of vulnerable young people in the care system, and proposals to improve the quality of their accommodation, have today (24 May 2021)…

England Consultation: seeking views from care experienced young people on proposed standards for unregulated accommodation for looked after children and care leavers aged 16 and 17.

25th May 2021

Open consultation Introducing national standards for unregulated accommodation From: Department for Education Published: 24 May 2021 Applies to: England Summary We are seeking views from care experienced young people on proposed standards…

England Consultation: to seek views on proposed standards for unregulated provision for looked after children and care leavers aged 16 and 17.

25th May 2021

Open consultation Introducing national standards for unregulated provision From: Department for Education Published: 24 May 2021 Applies to: England Summary We are seeking views on proposed standards for unregulated provision for looked after…

Report Abuse in Education helpline receives hundreds of calls since launching in April

24th May 2021

NSPCC Report Abuse in Education helpline has received 353 calls since opening on 1 April.   Commissioned by the Department for Education, our independently run Report Abuse in Education helpline…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 21 May 2021

21st May 2021

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…