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June 2022

R. Kelly given 30 years in jail for sex abuse

30th June 2022

US singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his celebrity status to sexually abuse children and women. The R&B artist, 55, was convicted last…

Yorkshire racism case: Andrew Gale will not engage with disciplinary process

29th June 2022

Former Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale will not engage with the England and Wales Cricket Board’s disciplinary process after being charged following racism allegations at the club. Abuse allegations surfaced…

Baby boy dies aged just three months – and care services missed several chances to intervene

29th June 2022

The baby, named only as ‘Matt’ died just 24 days after he had been taken home from hospital by his troubled young parents. Coventry’s child care services have been criticised…

Death of couple from neglect leads to changes by Cumbria’s Safeguarding Adults Board

27th June 2022

A review into the death of a couple from neglect by Cumbria County Council has led to changes in how cases are dealt with in the future. The pair, known only as…

Ukraine: council heads raise safeguarding concerns as UK starts accepting unaccompanied children

27th June 2022

Council leaders have issued safeguarding and resource concerns, after the government opened its Homes for Ukraine scheme to unaccompanied children. Levelling up secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday that 1,000 Ukrainian children…

CQC inspectors brand Affinity Trust service ‘inadequate’

27th June 2022

A SERVICE that provides personal care for people with learning disabilities has been rated as ‘inadequate’. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited Affinity Trust Specialist Support Division North…

How the long shadow of grooming gang allegations changed Oldham’s politics – and took down two leaders

27th June 2022

The appalling findings of a review into cases of child sexual exploitation in Oldham have been revealed for the first time this week. Yet the political ramifications have already been…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 24 June 2022

24th June 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…

Scots primary school teacher who hit woman with belt and attacked her while she held child is not struck off

23rd June 2022

Scots primary school teacher who hit woman with belt and attacked her while she held child is not struck off Charles Tighe, who previously taught at Beckford Primary in Hamilton,…

Rotherham’s Asian communities on grooming scandal’s impact

22nd June 2022

Asians in Rotherham say since a 2014 report said child sexual exploitation in the town was carried out predominantly by men of Pakistani-heritage the whole community has been stigmatised. Gym…