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October 2021

Safeguarding jobs round up – 29 October 2021

29th October 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…

These Children Were Beaten to Death. Could They Have Been Saved?

29th October 2021

After a series of homicides involving children, New York City said it would make changes to improve coordination between the police and the child welfare agency. Doctors never examined 4-year-old…

Quinton de Kock: South Africa keeper sorry over refusal to take a knee and says he is not racist

28th October 2021

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has apologised after refusing to take a knee and says he is “not a racist”. The wicketkeeper-batsman made himself unavailable for the T20 World Cup win against…

Ofsted calls for stronger oversight of early years multiple providers and social care groups

28th October 2021

Ofsted has published two research reports looking at early years multiple providers and providers that own more than one children’s home. Two new research reports by Ofsted, published today, find…

Scottish bars band together in safe word scheme for people who fear being spiked

28th October 2021

This scheme has been started in Scotland as police have began an investigation into a number of alleged spikings and attacks at bars and clubs. The heads of hospitality venues…

Ex-police sergeant put on sex offenders register

28th October 2021

A former police sergeant has been described as having a high risk of “causing serious harm to children” after he was caught in an undercover sting. Paul Bucknall chatted sexually…

Wirral man jailed for 40 historic child sex offences

26th October 2021

A man who carried out “calculating and deliberate” assaults on children for more than two decades has been jailed for 28 years. Trevor Ainslie, 67, was found guilty of 40…

Virtual heads powerless as schools ‘pushback’ on looked-after children duty

26th October 2021

Virtual school heads lack the powers to get children in care the education they need in the face of “pushback” from schools, MPs have been warned. Patrick Ward, chair of…

Rise in the number of safeguarding concerns raised about children in Cornwall

26th October 2021

The boss of children’s services at Cornwall Council highlighted that while the service is in the top 10% in the country it is in the lowest 20% in terms of…

More families needing help from social services as Swindon Council sees spike in cases

26th October 2021

Requests for help from families to Swindon Borough Council social services have been increasing since lockdown rules started being relaxed last year. The strains imposed by the pandemic on families…