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June 2021

Royal College of Psychiatrists warns that Covid pandemic has created a mental health crisis among children

30th June 2021

Half of teenagers have been left suffering anxiety and trauma in the wake of the Covid lockdowns, a major review has found. A systematic review into the impact of school closures includes…

Ealing Council launches virtual reality programme to tackle criminal exploitation

28th June 2021

A local authority youth justice service (YJS) is piloting the use of virtual reality technology in a bid to reduce the number of children being criminally exploited. Ealing Council has…

The case for change: independent review of children’s social care in England: CASPAR briefing

28th June 2021

NSPCC Learning has published a CASPAR briefing summarising the key findings from the Independent review of children’s social care in England’s initial report. This is an initial report from the…

School meals at risk due to shortage of UK lorry drivers

28th June 2021

Loss of 100,000 hauliers as a result of Covid and Brexit could leave cooks relying on emergency standby ingredients. School meals could be disrupted for the remainder of this term…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 25 June 2021

25th June 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…

Police accuse young sexual abuse survivors of lying, report finds

25th June 2021

Young victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are often accused of lying when trying to report the abuse to police, a report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual…

Molly Russell’s father warns children paying the price as tech giants fail to prevent harmful content

23rd June 2021

Ian Russell is campaigning for recognition of the disparities between the protections in place for children in their offline lives versus the dangers facing them online. Child safety campaigner Ian…

Children’s social care questionnaires 2021: what children and young people told Ofsted

23rd June 2021

What children and young people have told us about their experiences of living in children’s homes or with foster carers and staying at residential special schools or boarding schools. To…

Cut-price education package ‘will damage children for life’ say Sir Kevan Collins

23rd June 2021

Children could suffer “lifelong effects” from the government’s failure to agree to a £15 billion education catch-up package, Sir Kevan Collins has warned. The former education recovery tsar told the…

An inset day on sexual abuse ‘won’t cut it’, says Spielman

23rd June 2021

Amanda Spielman has warned schools that a one-off safeguarding inset day alone “won’t cut it” as the sector looks to address sexual abuse and harassment among pupils. In response to…