Month: January 2022

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

31st January, 2022 1:55 pm

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 address RSE. She said there needed to be a compulsory RSE curriculum similar to other school subjects. Ms Yiasouma was giving evidence to Stormont’s Education Committee on a plan to... View Article

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

31st January, 2022 12:43 pm

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 of four children who had been the subject of multiple reports to the state’s child protection authorities before they died. The unrelated children, aged between six months and 13 years... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 28 January 2022

28th January, 2022 1:27 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

Mother sues Meta and Snap over daughter’s suicide

27th January, 2022 5:27 pm

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 caused the suicide of her young daughter. Selena Rodriguez, an 11-year-old resident of the town of Enfield, took her own life last year. The lawsuit alleges that her death was... View Article

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

27th January, 2022 5:26 pm

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 sockets has been rated inadequate by Ofsted. It said risk assessments of the baby room at Scribbles Day Nursery in North Weald Bassett, Essex, were not thorough enough to identify potential... View Article

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

27th January, 2022 5:24 pm

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 year is being reviewed, a council has confirmed. Dylan Scanlon was pronounced dead by emergency services in Elm Road, Limeside, on 31 December. A woman aged in her 30s was detained under... View Article

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

27th January, 2022 5:22 pm

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 led by an independent board. Ofsted rated children’s services as “inadequate” in 2018 and a commissioner was appointed a year after 16-month-old Star was killed in September 2020. The trust’s... View Article

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

27th January, 2022 5:07 pm

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 60% rise in online child sex abuse and exploitation referrals over three years. Police Scotland have admitted it needs to improve its approaches to violence against women and girls as official analysis... View Article

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

27th January, 2022 9:24 am

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 were pictured with the grime artist this week in Dubai. Wiley, banned from Twitter last year for anti-Semitism, shared the photo, now deleted, on his Instagram account. “I believe tackling... View Article