Month: May 2022

School given ‘termination warning’ after homophobia and bullying claims made by pupils

30th May, 2022 3:35 pm

Ark Kings Academy in Birmingham has been accused of “bullying, derogatory language and homophobic behaviours” with some students claiming they are “commonplace” A school has been given a “termination warning” after homophobia and bullying claims were made by pupils. The potential notice to close follows claims of bullying and derogatory language. An Ofsted report into Ark Kings Academy in Birmingham,... View Article

Glasgow support worker who let ‘threatened’ woman and baby stay at her home given warning

30th May, 2022 2:52 pm

A housing support worker has been given a warning for failing to inform social services that a ‘very vulnerable’ young mother was being threatened, then letting the woman and her baby stay overnight in her home.   A Glasgow housing support worker failed to let social services know that a ‘very vulnerable’ young mother was being threatened, and then allowed... View Article

Star Hobson: Why do these child deaths keep happening?

30th May, 2022 1:44 pm

“Why didn’t they listen to us?” Nearly two years after Star Hobson was murdered by her mother’s girlfriend, the toddler’s aunt and step-great grandfather still have so many questions. Sitting on their sofa, I look up at the photos of Star – with her large blue eyes – on the walls and the mantelpiece. The grief at her loss is... View Article

Police face rising workload as pandemic drove rising tide of digital crime

30th May, 2022 1:38 pm

The police in Scotland are being “run ragged” by a rising tide of digital crime, with an average of ten arrests every week and claims of a backlog of property checks where the internet is believed to have been used to commit serious sexual offences. The national force said 750 arrests for offences committed online had been made since October... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 27 May 2022

27th May, 2022 11:46 am

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

Lifeguards ‘get more child protection training than teachers, doctors and social workers’

25th May, 2022 10:10 am

Child advocacy campaigners want teachers to get compulsory abuse recognition training and to sharpen the Children’s Act so that it is “feared” like health and safety laws. Stuff approached a number of leading child advocates, political figures and people involved in the education sector after revealing that teachers and daycare staff have no legal obligation to pass on their fears to agencies. That... View Article

Woman found guilty of murdering baby she was in the process of adopting

23rd May, 2022 2:36 pm

ENGLAND (TND) — A woman in the United Kingdom has been found guilty of murdering a 13-month-old boy who she was in the process of adopting, multiple British reports say. Laura Castle, 38, lost her temper and violently shook Leiland-James Corkill to death due to the infant’s crying in Jan. 2021, according to the BBC. Scott Castle, Laura’s husband, has reportedly been... View Article

Herefordshire Council: Boy housed with sex offender by social worker

23rd May, 2022 2:33 pm

A 12-year-old boy was driven almost 200 miles and housed with a sex offender by a social worker at an under-fire council, the BBC has learned. The child was taken from his home in Herefordshire to stay with a relative in Bradford whose partner had admitted touching a young girl in 1991. The boy, now an adult, said he had... View Article