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September 2022

Molly Russell died while suffering from effects of online content, coroner says

30th September 2022

Fourteen-year-old died from self-harm, and web material probably contributed to death ‘in more than minimal way’, inquest finds Molly Russell, 14, died as a result of self-harm when she had…

Bristol freshers: City’s efforts to improve safety for students

30th September 2022

A series of films and a poster campaign are being used to raise safety awareness among first year students. Bristol is welcoming 60,000 students back to the city for the…

Growing up online: it’s a Wild West

28th September 2022

As Molly Russell’s inquest lays bare social media’s dangers, Blanca Schofield, 24, looks back on her teens When I was 13 my friend’s photos ended up on a porn website….

Self-harm is an addiction, Molly Russell wrote

28th September 2022

Molly Russell’s despair and helplessness before her death was detailed in a note several pages long, an inquest was told yesterday. The schoolgirl described her “addiction” to self harm but…

TikTok faces £27 million fine for breaching UK data protection law

27th September 2022

The social media app, TikTok, could face a £27 million fine for breaching UK data protection law involving children’s privacy for more than two years, the Information Commissioner’s Office has said. The law was…

New Falkirk team sees child protection referrals increase by 20 per cent

27th September 2022

A team set up to tackle the long waiting times facing children and families in Falkirk where there are concerns about their welfare is now dealing with 107 cases every week on…

Two disability centres told to improve safeguarding

26th September 2022

Two centres for people with disabilities – previously issued with notice to cancel their registration for negatively impacting residents’ quality of life – have been instructed to improve safeguarding, staffing…

County lines battle. How Thurrock is combatting the threat and working with young people

26th September 2022

THURROCK Council says it has been working with police to deter youngsters from getting involved in county lines drug gangs. During the first quarter of 2022 there were 18 children…

Safeguarding jobs round up – September 23, 2022

23rd September 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…

Celia Marsh died of anaphylactic shock after eating ‘contaminated’ Pret a Manger wrap

23rd September 2022

The family of a woman with an acute dairy allergy who died after eating a “dairy-free” Pret a Manger wrap has called for an overhaul of food labelling and testing….