March 2022

Rise of the five-year-old ‘TikTots’

30th March 2022

29 March 2022 IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES Children as young as five use social media, despite most platforms having rules users must be over the age of 13. An annual study…

How the sex trade preys on Ukraine’s refugees

29th March 2022

Image caption, Refugees are forced to put their trust in strangers Five weeks into Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, imagine for a moment what it’s like to live there now….

Nicola Sturgeon told families are being ‘failed’ at Perth’s Moredun Ward

29th March 2022

Nicola Sturgeon told families are being ‘failed’ at Perth’s Moredun Ward First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has agreed to look at failings uncovered at a disgraced Perth mental health ward where…

Aberdeen carer struck off after ‘swiping’ at face of vulnerable man who can’t speak

29th March 2022

Stephen Dow has been struck off after Scottish Social Services Council found him guilty of hitting a vulnerable and non-verbal man. An Aberdeen carer has been banned from working in…

Police highlight rise in sex crimes is top priority

29th March 2022

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland (pictured left) highlighted a rise in sex crimes Sexual crimes and cyber-related offences are on the rise in the Greater Glasgow Division, according to the area’s…

Supervision for Dundee man who pawned phone containing sickening child images

29th March 2022

Darren Douglas leaves Dundee Sheriff Court. A Dundee man handed his phone into a pawn shop after installing specialist software to hide his stash of child abuse images. When police…

Mansfield Rugby Club receives community donation to aid player safeguarding

29th March 2022

Mansfield Rugby Club has received an £850 donation from Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme for coloured flags to aid safeguarding at match days and training. When all teams are…

Safeguarding project launched after Durham cricket coach jailed for sexual abuse

29th March 2022

Parents, carers and sports workers in the North East are being urged to speak up if they are concerned about possible abuse or exploitation at a local club after a…

Teenage social media use linked to less life-satisfaction for some

29th March 2022

The more time girls aged between 11 and 13 spend on social media, the less likely they are to be satisfied with life a year later, a study suggests. The…

Education Secretary vows ‘tougher guidelines’ after Child Q’s strip-searching

28th March 2022

Nadhim Zahawi said he will set out a new policy in response to the ‘appalling’ incident. “Much tougher guidelines” will be introduced in response to the “hugely distressing” strip-searching of…