July 2022

Yeovil nursery shut down overnight by Ofsted due to ‘safeguarding concerns’

29th July 2022

A Yeovil nursery has been shut down overnight due to “safeguarding concerns”. Ofsted has suspended Oaklands Day Nursery on Preston Grove with immediate effect – leaving local parents scrambling for childcare. Parents were reportedly sent an email on Monday (July 25) evening informing them there “had been a potential breach in welfare requirements for Ofsted”…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 29 July 2022

29th July 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 soon be closing for applications – click on the individual links for more information or to complete an application. For a full list of vacancies,…

Elite athletes clinic at Loughborough is placed in special measures following inspection

29th July 2022

The centre has been given six months to make improvements or face further action. A sports clinic which treats and supports elite athletes has been rated as “inadequate” following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission, (CQC). The official watchdog said its inspectors found a number of failings at The English Institute of Sport, in Loughborough,…

CGF announce new safeguarding approach and renewed human rights commitment

29th July 2022

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced a new Safeguarding Policy – the most comprehensive in the history of the Movement – as well as an updated Human Rights Policy Statement. The innovations coincided with today’s 10th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting in Birmingham. Speaking at the meeting, CGF President Dame Louise Martin said: “The CGF…

Sex education in schools could be made compulsory by NI secretary

29th July 2022

The Northern Ireland secretary says he will consider introducing compulsory relationship and sex education (RSE) in schools if the Department of Education does not. BBC News NI has learned that Shailesh Vara has written to the department to inform them of his intention to act. Mr Vara said he had a legal duty to act…

Covid: Wales’ school absences double since pandemic

29th July 2022

The number of children off school has more than doubled in the past academic year, compared to pre-pandemic levels. On average, 16.3% of secondary school pupils were absent during 2021-22, up from 6.2% in 2018-19, Welsh government figures show. Absences of pupils from poorer backgrounds was higher. School leaders said some pupils have “simply got…

Historic gay pride jersey sparks player boycott in Australia

26th July 2022

Seven players in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) will boycott a key match over their team’s decision to wear a gay pride jersey. On Thursday, the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will become the first team in the competition ever to don a kit which promotes LGBT inclusivity in the sport. But players weren’t consulted and…

Luther Burrell: RFU to probe former Newcastle Falcons centre’s racism claims

26th July 2022

The Rugby Football Union is to investigate claims from former Newcastle Falcons player Luther Burrell regarding racism in the sport. Burrell, 32, said racism is “rife” in the sport, with racist “banter” becoming “normalised” among team-mates. Falcons had already launched their own internal investigation to determine whether the racism he experienced happened while at the Premiership club. However, the…

Cricket Scotland inquiry hears 448 examples of racism

26th July 2022

An independent review into allegations of racism in Scottish cricket has found the governance and leadership of the sport to be institutionally racist. It also concluded that those who raised issues were ignored or side-lined and a culture of “racially aggravated micro-aggression” was allowed to develop. The review highlighted 448 examples that demonstrated institutional racism….

Cricket Scotland board resigns over racism report

24th July 2022

Cricket Scotland’s board has resigned a day ahead of the publication of a review of racism in the sport. It is expected to report findings of institutional racism in the Scottish game. The directors resigned with immediate effect on Sunday morning. “We are all truly sorry and have apologised publicly to everyone who has experienced…