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May 2022

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

30th May 2022

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”…

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

30th May 2022

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…

Social workers under fire over Scots teen whose mum left her to die while she went to pub

30th May 2022

A case review was commissioned following the death of Robyn Goldie whose mum was later jailed for failing to get her medical help. Social workers have come under fire over the…

Star Hobson: Why do these child deaths keep happening?

30th May 2022

“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…

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

30th May 2022

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…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 27 May 2022

27th May 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…

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

25th May 2022

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…

Texas shooting: First victims named in Uvalde primary school massacre – 19 children and two teachers dead

25th May 2022

The attack is the deadliest shooting at a US school since the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, almost a decade ago. Nineteen children and two teachers have been…

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

23rd May 2022

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…

Herefordshire Council: Boy housed with sex offender by social worker

23rd May 2022

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…