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April 2022

Safeguarding jobs round up – 29 April 2022

29th April 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…

Now the BBC must face another inquest about its safeguarding policies

28th April 2022

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…

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

27th April 2022

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…

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

27th April 2022

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…

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

27th April 2022

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…

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

27th April 2022

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…

Sexual abuse imagery of girls online at record high following pandemic lockdowns reports IWF

26th April 2022

New data published by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) shows girls are at increasing risk online. The Online Safety Bill is a once in a generation chance to offer better…

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

26th April 2022

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…

Boris Johnson contacts Angela Rayner over newspaper misogyny claims

25th April 2022

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…

Sexual offence victims face longest-ever court waits

25th April 2022

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…