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July 2021

Safeguarding jobs round up – 30 July 2021

30th July 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…

Holly-ann Martin’s Safe4Kids program teaches skills to protect children from sexual abuse

30th July 2021

Children as young as six should be taught what to do when they stumble across pornography, a campaigner for “protective education” says. WARNING: This article deals with child sexual abuse…

Adam Walsh: Looking back 40 years after the child abduction that changed America

30th July 2021

uly 28, 2021 at 12:43 pm EDT By Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — When 6-year-old Adam Walsh vanished from a Florida shopping mall in 1981,…

Pandemic’s toll on the young: “We need to feel like children again.”

30th July 2021

A report, published today, has provided a picture of the struggles faced by Scotland’s youngsters through the pandemic, highlighting the monotony of blended learning and online life. Now, young people…

Lambeth child abuse scandal shows why we can’t cut funding

30th July 2021

THE report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse on Lambeth Council’s care regime makes shocking reading. For three decades from the 1960s onwards, more than 700 children were…

North Ayrshire residents urged to keep an eye out for harm to children

30th July 2021

Now we are well into the school holidays with restrictions lifting, many of us are now enjoying some summertime fun with our loved ones. However, during lockdowns and throughout the…

Criticism Of Simone Biles Is Just Further Proof That Black Women’s Mental Health Is Not Taken Seriously

30th July 2021

BY BANSEKA KAYEMBE 29 JULY 2021 In many ways, we live in an era in which unprecedented attention is being paid to mental health. We’re regularly asked to “be kind”, and…

Scotland’s drugs deaths rise to record high but Dundee cases fall

30th July 2021

Drugs deaths in Scotland have reached a record high, with more people dying due to substance abuse in 2020. A total of 1,339 deaths last year were attributed to drugs,…

Former monk Denis Alexander to be deported after child abuse sentencing

30th July 2021

A former monk at a Catholic boarding school has been sentenced to four years and five months in prison for child sexual abuse. Fr Denis Alexander, 85, pleaded guilty last…

Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level

30th July 2021

More than 1,300 people died of drug misuse in Scotland last year, with the country seeing a record number of deaths for the seventh year in a row. The annual…