Month: December 2021

Safeguarding jobs round up – 17 December 2021

17th December, 2021 12:00 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

The things I wish my parents had known…Young people’s advice on talking to your child about online sexual harassment

16th December, 2021 6:00 pm

Today we launched a guide for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and how they can support children to stay safe online. “The things I wish my parents had known…” draws together advice from 16-21-year-olds on how parents should manage tricky conversations around sexual harassment and access to inappropriate content, including pornography. No child should have to stumble across harmful... View Article

Edinburgh council sex scandal: Five-figure sum paid to adult learner in ‘inappropriate emails’ case

16th December, 2021 5:06 pm

A student who claimed she had been sent ‘inappropriate emails’ by a disgraced teacher was paid tens of thousands of pounds in compensation, the Evening News can reveal. The payment was made to the young woman in January 2016, two years after it was alleged disgraced Castlebrae High head Derek Curran had been involved in a sexual relationship with her.... View Article

Dame Sara Thornton responds to review on Home Office and Police data sharing arrangements

15th December, 2021 5:10 pm

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton has responded to publication of the Home Office Review of data sharing: migrant victims and witnesses of crime laid in Parliament today. In December 2020, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services, the College of Policing and the Independent Office for Police Conduct published their investigative report Safe to share? in response... View Article

Star Hobson social workers were duped, says babysitter as killer is sentenced

15th December, 2021 9:50 am

The first person to raise concerns about murdered Star Hobson has said social workers were duped by the toddler’s mother and her girlfriend, who will be sentenced later. Bouncer and security guard Savannah Brockhill, 28, was branded “pure evil” by Star’s family, who said she “ascended from the bowels of hell” after she was found guilty of murdering the 16-month-old.... View Article

Student stalked at university calls for change

14th December, 2021 5:20 pm

A woman who was stalked and threatened with kidnap by a fellow student has told the BBC her university’s failure to act swiftly left her terrified. Katie, which is not her real name, now wants universities to overhaul policies on how to deal with sexual misconduct. Sahil Bhavnani admitted stalking, and was given a four-month suspended sentence this week. Oxford... View Article

Star Hobson: Savannah Brockhill guilty of murder

14th December, 2021 5:13 pm

A woman has been found guilty of murdering her partner’s 16-month-old daughter after months of mistreatment. Savannah Brockhill caused “catastrophic” injuries to Star Hobson, whose mother Frankie Smith was convicted of causing or allowing her death. Bradford Crown Court heard Star suffered weeks of physical abuse before the fatal assault. Smith, 20, and Brockhill, 28 will be sentenced on Wednesday.... View Article

Dundee City Council Housing Domestic Abuse Policy wins prestigious award

14th December, 2021 1:32 pm

A policy designed to support victims of domestic abuse living in Dundee City Council housing has scooped a prestigious national award. The Housing Domestic Abuse Policy picked up the Colin Mair Award for Policy Development at the recent Scottish Public Service Awards. Anne Rendall, convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee, said: “Being chosen for this award is a particular honour given the strength... View Article

Social workers ‘failed’ boy neglected so badly by child in cage monster docs thought he had leukaemia

14th December, 2021 1:31 pm

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had so many bruises that doctors thought he had leukaemia. A boy badly neglected by a serial child abuser was failed by social workers, a report has found. The four-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was found alone, wearing pyjamas in the rain. He had so many bruises that doctors thought... View Article

Surrey teenager who took her own life ‘was not safe at school’, say parents

13th December, 2021 11:50 am

Frances-Rose Thomas, 15, died at home after accessing content involving suicide on a school iPad The parents of a 15-year-old autistic girl who died by suicide after her school did not monitor her online activity have described the circumstances of her death as a “catastrophic failure” as they warned the Department for Education (DfE) against complacency. Frances-Rose Thomas, known as... View Article