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October 2022

Government tells teachers to be aware of incel ideology among children amid fears of growing terror threat

31st October 2022

The Government has issued new guidance warning teachers to be aware of “incel” ideology in schools and colleges, amid fears that the subculture poses a growing threat to national security. The Department…

Review finds ‘very serious abuse and neglect’ of children with disabilities

31st October 2022

An expert panel is calling for urgent action to ensure all children with complex needs and disabilities in similar homes are safe. Children with disabilities and complex needs suffered “very…

Scottish dad locked up in Iraq has been moved to rat-infested cell with Taliban

28th October 2022

Kimberley Glendinning warned that her husband, detained last month over an outstanding loan of a few thousand pounds, has lost two stone in weight after only being able to eat…

Edinburgh whistleblower claims council department could lead to dangerous prisoners being released

28th October 2022

A whistleblower has claimed alleged mismanagement in an Edinburgh council department could lead to dangerous prisoners being released without being properly vetted. But the council says an investigation found no evidence to support the…

Risk of trafficking as numbers of missing asylum-seeking children rise

26th October 2022

Hundreds of asylum-seeking children went missing from local authority care last year and are now at risk of trafficking and exploitation according to an investigation by Buzzfeed News and BBC 5 Live. Information…

One in five girls in England don’t feel safe at school – survey

26th October 2022

Girls and young women in the north of England feel less safe and less happy than their counterparts in London and the south, according to a survey by the Girlguiding charity, which…

Social media safety ratings needed to protect children from online harm – report

26th October 2022

An official five-star rating system for social media platforms to indicate how safe they are for children should be introduced to better protect young people online, a new report from…

Watchdog flags lack of action on ending housing lone migrant children in hotels

26th October 2022

Source: Watchdog flags lack of action on ending housing lone migrant children in hotels – LGiU

Child sex abuse: Failing to report it should be made illegal – major inquiry

26th October 2022

Anyone who works with children and does not report child sexual abuse should be prosecuted, the final report of a huge, seven-year inquiry has recommended. It called the nature and…

Free school meals: Rishi Sunak says government has ‘provided resources’

26th October 2022

  The chancellor says the government has already given money to councils in England for free school meals in the holidays. Rishi Sunak says they are “absolutely committed” to making…