Month: April 2022

Safeguarding jobs round up – 29 April 2022

29th April, 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

Now the BBC must face another inquest about its safeguarding policies

28th April, 2022 6:05 am

Broadcaster facing renewed questions over whistleblowing procedures for its staff amid allegations against Tim Westwood. Accusations of sexual misconduct levelled at Tim Westwood while he was working for the BBC have left the broadcaster facing yet another reckoning over whether its safeguarding and whistleblowing procedures are trusted by its staff. Out of the seven women who made claims about the DJ’s behaviour,... View Article

Sex offenders in Glasgow – the postcodes with the highest number revealed in police figures

27th April, 2022 11:38 am

The latest figures published by Police Scotland have confirmed there are currently 5,752 sex offenders living in Scotland, with 1,006 living in G postcode areas. New figures released by Police Scotland have confirmed the number of sex offenders living in each council area of Scotland. The data reveals the number of registered sex offenders (RSO) per postcode across the country. As of March 2022,... View Article

Glasgow homeless food kitchen says it is feeding more children on city streets

27th April, 2022 11:36 am

A homeless charity said it is seeing more children at its food kitchen and is asking for help to get premises to run its operation indoors. Homeless Project Scotland operates a service under the Heilanman’s Umbrella bridge in Argyle Street three nights a week and hands out hundreds of meals every week. The charity says it is seeing more and more children at the... View Article

Food banks provide almost 200,000 parcels to people across Scotland in past year

27th April, 2022 11:34 am

New figures released today reveal food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network in Scotland provided more than 197,000 food parcels to people facing financial hardship across Scotland from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. Alarmingly, more than 70,000 parcels were provided for children. The figures show that need for emergency food across the charity’s network has decreased in comparison... View Article

New data shows Scotland has worrying trend of child abuse and neglect

27th April, 2022 11:31 am

Neglect remains the most reported incident NSPCC Scotland has today released research that paints a worrying picture of the abuse and neglect faced by children. In 2021/22, the NSPCC’s Helpline for adults made 897 referrals about abuse and neglect to agencies in Scotland – an average of two a day. The most common reason for the charity’s practitioners to escalate... View Article

‘Worryingly inconsistent’ picture of identification and response to child sexual abuse, report finds

26th April, 2022 3:58 pm

Conservative estimates suggest that at least one in ten children are sexually abused before the age of 16, yet the gap between the estimated prevalence of child sexual abuse and what is recorded in official data is considerable, according to a new report. Data across child protection, criminal justice and health agencies in England and Wales reveals services are identifying... View Article

Boris Johnson contacts Angela Rayner over newspaper misogyny claims

25th April, 2022 12:54 pm

Boris Johnson has contacted Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner to make clear that he views claims about her in a Sunday newspaper misogynistic. Politicians have condemned the suggestion Ms Rayner tries to distract the prime minister in the Commons by crossing and uncrossing her legs. The Mail on Sunday said some unnamed Conservative MPs had made the claim. A minister said... View Article

Sexual offence victims face longest-ever court waits

25th April, 2022 12:52 pm

Serious sexual offences are taking the longest time on record to go through Crown Courts in England and Wales. Exclusive data compiled by the BBC found such cases averaged nine months to complete in 2021, with differences depending on where you live. Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said delays were caused by the pandemic but barristers blame funding cuts. Some victims... View Article