Month: November 2021

DROP IN NUMBER OF COUNCIL-RUN CHILDREN’S HOMES

30th November, 2021 4:10 pm

The number of local authority-run children’s homes in England and Wales decreased between April and August this year, according to latest figures from Ofsted. A new report from the inspectorate also notes that, in the same time period, 150 new children’s homes were registered with Ofsted across the private, voluntary and council sectors. This equates to a net increase of three... View Article

Council refuses to quiz children on sex

30th November, 2021 4:09 pm

A local education department is refusing to distribute a Scottish government questionnaire that asks pupils about their sex lives. Pupils aged 14 and over are being asked about their sexual relationships, drinking, smoking and drug-taking habits in a health and wellbeing census. One question for pupils from S4 to S6 says: “People have varying degrees of sexual experience. How much, if any,... View Article

IASC and University of Nottingham Rights Lab launch: New report on re-trafficking

30th November, 2021 2:58 pm

To mark the release of Re-trafficking: The current state of play please find below a blog from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton. Joseph (not his real name) was deceived by traffickers with the promise of a good job in construction in this country. When he arrived in London, his documents were taken and he was forced to work in a... View Article

School rape culture: ‘Her death could have been prevented’

29th November, 2021 11:15 am

Warning: this article contains details of sexual assault. Since Everyone’s Invited, a campaign raising awareness about rape culture in schools, was set up in June 2020 over 54,000 anonymous testimonies have been submitted by current and former students across the UK. BBC Three has spoken to people who say more needs to be done by the authorities to prevent sexual... View Article

One in three parents plan to work more or avoid time off this Christmas, says charity

29th November, 2021 9:20 am

Almost a third of working parents are planning to take on extra work or avoid taking time off over the Christmas season to cover the costs, a charity has revealed. Of those planning to work more, nine in 10 (90 per cent) expect they will have to miss out on at least one key family moment, such as waking up together on Christmas morning, unwrapping presents... View Article

‘Shocking’ that UK is moving child refugees into hotels

29th November, 2021 9:18 am

Children’s Society criticises practice of placing unaccompanied minors in hotels with limited care. Record numbers of unaccompanied child asylum seekers who arrived in the UK on small boats are being accommodated in four hotels along England’s south coast, a situation that the Children’s Society has described as “shocking”. About 250 unaccompanied children who arrived in small boats are thought to... View Article

9 women on what ‘good mental health’ looks like to them

26th November, 2021 1:41 pm

Everyone has a unique relationship with their mental health – and that means everyone’s idea of what ‘good mental health’ means is different. Below, we hear from nine women about what good mental health means to them. In Stylist’s new digital series Picture of Health, we investigate what health looks like for women today – from redefining mental health and fitness, to examining... View Article

Health body apologises after vulnerable adult with cancer died ‘with no dignity’

26th November, 2021 1:33 pm

The 50-year-old died ’emaciated’ days before Christmas 2018. Healthcare bosses have apologised for failings after a review found a vulnerable adult with cancer died “with no dignity”, in pain and soiled with faeces in a home said to be “uninhabitable”. The 50-year-old, who is not being identified, also had multiple sclerosis and died “emaciated” days before Christmas 2018, weighing only... View Article

Facebook and Instagram encryption plans delayed by Meta until 2023

26th November, 2021 1:27 pm

Plans to roll out end-to-end encryption on Facebook and Instagram have been delayed amid a row over child safety. Meta – as Facebook’s parent company is now called – said messaging encryption on the apps would now come in 2023. The process means only the sender and receiver can read messages, but law enforcement or Meta cannot. However, child protection... View Article