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January 2022

Sex education in Northern Irish schools ‘inadequate’, says commissioner

31st January 2022

There is “no way” Northern Ireland’s Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) in schools is “adequate”, the children’s commissioner has said. Koulla Yiasouma told MLAs there had been “systemic failure” to…

Victorian coroner to investigate deaths of children who were repeatedly reported as at-risk

31st January 2022

Inquest will examine how child protection handled reports made about four children aged between six months and 13 years old The Victorian coroner will hold an inquest into the deaths…

Safeguarding services were warned tragic tot was at risk six months before his death

31st January 2022

Five-year-old Dylan Scanlon died on New Year’s Eve. He had been flagged to both the police and social services the previous summer as being at risk of neglect A five-year-old…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 28 January 2022

28th January 2022

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…

Mother sues Meta and Snap over daughter’s suicide

27th January 2022

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGESImage caption, Stock photo of girl using smartphone A Connecticut woman is suing Instagram’s parent company Meta and Snap Inc, alleging an addiction to their social media platforms…

Epping Forrest nursery had cot next to live sockets, Ofsted finds

27th January 2022

IMAGE SOURCE,GOGGLEImage caption, Scribbles Day Nursery was rated inadequate after inspectors found a cot next to a live socket A nursery which put a baby’s cot next to live wall…

Dylan Scanlon: Death of Oldham boy, 5, is focus of review

27th January 2022

IMAGE SOURCE,FAMILY HANDOUTImage caption, Dylan Scanlon was a “happy, funny and cheeky little boy”, his father says The death of a five-year-old boy in Oldham at the end of last…

Star Hobson: Bradford Council children’s services to be run independently

27th January 2022

Bradford Council is to be stripped of control of its children’s services in the wake of Star Hobson’s murder. The authority’s department will instead be operated by a council-owned trust…

Scots child abuse referrals up 60% amid calls to make social media chiefs ‘liable’

27th January 2022

Child protection campaigners have told ministers they want social media company executives to be made criminally liable for putting people at risk online as it emerged there has been a…

Marcus Rashford & Jesse Lingard: Manchester United duo condemn anti-Semitism after rapper photo

27th January 2022

Marcus Rashford says he does not condone discrimination “of any kind” after being criticised for posing for a photo with controversial rapper Wiley. Rashford and Manchester United team-mate Jesse Lingard…