Month: February 2022

Safeguarding jobs round up – 25 February 2022

25th February, 2022 1:00 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

Jersey children’s services inquiry into online data share

23rd February, 2022 1:00 pm

Following an inquiry, Jersey’s States said it had taken steps to make improvements At a glance Jersey’s children’s services was found to have failed to meet its responsibilities for the second time in six months The breaches related to personal information being disclosed to people who it should not have been shared with The States said it had held a... View Article

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes council makes ‘optimistic’ calls on child safety: report

23rd February, 2022 12:58 pm

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes (Handout/PA) (PA Media) A council inspected after the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes makes “over-optimistic” decisions on safeguarding in a significant minority of cases which lack professional curiosity, a report has found. A joint targeted area inspection of child protection services in Solihull called for by Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi in December 2021 found that children in need of help and protection in the West Midlands area... View Article

Catholic Church calls Scottish govt’s guidelines on underage sex ‘morally bankrupt’

23rd February, 2022 12:55 pm

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – An official of the Catholic Church in Scotland has called the Scottish government’s new guidelines on underage sex “morally bankrupt.” The Scottish Government’s National Child Protection Guidelines tell teachers, social work staff and police to “respect the privacy” of children as young as 13 who engage in underage sexual activity and that their parents should not... View Article

Solihull: Arthur Labinjo-Hughes report uncovers help delay

21st February, 2022 1:48 pm

Vulnerable children living where schoolboy Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was tortured and killed have to wait too long for help, a report has found. Arthur, six, died in June 2020 following a campaign of violence by his father and stepmother. A probe of services in Solihull has since uncovered a “significant” number of children who remain in “unknown risk” due to assessment... View Article

Teacher admits sexual relationship with pupil at Glasgow school

21st February, 2022 12:12 pm

A teacher at a private school in Glasgow has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a pupil for more than two years. Nicola Park, 42, befriended the girl when she was 15 as her own marriage broke down. The girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, regularly stayed at Park’s home between 2016 and 2019. She ended... View Article

Child protection expert has ‘serious concerns’ about how Leeds Council investigates child abuse cases

21st February, 2022 12:08 pm

A child protection expert has said she has “serious concerns” at how Leeds City Council investigates the district’s most extreme child abuse cases. The comments came during a meeting where members heard of two cases of serious abuse against children that the council opted not to refer for review, despite police and health professionals urging them to do otherwise. One... View Article

The tragedy of Covid’s 100,000 ‘ghost children’ will make those who demanded never-ending lockdowns hang their privileged heads in shame

21st February, 2022 11:49 am

‘Ghost children’ are youngsters who dropped off school registers in lockdown It emerged 100,000 children who were at school before Covid failed to go back  The news came after Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’s father and stepmother were jailed Report found over 700 schools were missing an entire class-worth of children Before the pandemic, 13-year-old Noah had a perfect attendance record at his South London comprehensive... View Article

Racism in cricket: Essex charged by ECB over comment at board meeting in 2017

21st February, 2022 8:05 am

Essex County Cricket Club have been charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board over an alleged racist comment at a board meeting in 2017. The club have also been charged over their subsequent failure to conduct an appropriate, or any, investigation into the alleged comment. In November, John Faragher resigned as Essex chairman but strongly denies the allegation he used racist... View Article

Jack Ritchie inquest: Parents hope for gambling laws change

21st February, 2022 8:00 am

The parents of a 24-year-old gambling addict hope an inquest into his death will speed up changes in betting laws. Jack Ritchie, who had been gambling since he was 17, took his own life in November 2017. His mother Liz and father Charles have campaigned for industry reform since he died, urging the government not to delay “life-saving” law changes.... View Article