Month: July 2021

Safeguarding jobs round up – 30 July 2021

30th July, 2021 3:01 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

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

30th July, 2021 1:38 pm

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 and pornography. It is just one of the awkward and difficult issues Holly-ann Martin discusses with thousands of Australian children, parents and teachers each year through her program Safe4Kids. She... View Article

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

30th July, 2021 1:33 pm

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, no one could have known the impact the little boy would have on the way America views cases involving missing children. Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of Adam’s abduction and... View Article

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

30th July, 2021 1:29 pm

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 are overwhelmingly calling for the Scottish Government to “let them feel young again”. Aimee, 17, a participant from Denny, summed up many of the issues, saying: “The Scottish Government needs... View Article

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

30th July, 2021 1:26 pm

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 raped, molested or cruelly beaten in five different children’s homes or at the hands of foster parents. Many more were also humiliated and racially abused in what was clearly standard... View Article

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

30th July, 2021 1:25 pm

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 pandemic, some children and young people may have experienced harm. In a new 7-week ‘For Kids’ Sake…’ campaign, North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee – in partnership with Child Protection Committees... View Article

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

30th July, 2021 11:20 am

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 encouraged to pursue acts of self-care, set boundaries and incorporate wellbeing practices like mindfulness and meditation into our daily lives. Social media is flooded with wellness infographics, and hashtags boldly... View Article

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

30th July, 2021 11:16 am

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, up from 1,264, new statistics have revealed. This is an increase of 5.9% on figures from 2019. This was down slightly on the increase between 2018 and 2019 of 6%. The... View Article

Former monk Denis Alexander to be deported after child abuse sentencing

30th July, 2021 11:15 am

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 month to two charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against two boys between 1973 and 1976. The offences took place at the Fort Augustus Abbey school in the Highlands.... View Article

Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level

30th July, 2021 11:13 am

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 figures showed that there were 1,339 drug deaths last year – an increase of 75 from the 1,264 recorded the previous year. It means Scotland continues to have by far... View Article