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November 2022

Layoffs Have Gutted Twitter’s Child Safety Team

30th November 2022

REMOVING CHILD EXPLOITATION is “priority #1”, Twitter’s new owner and CEO Elon Musk declared last week. But, at the same time, following widespread layoffs and resignations, just one staff member remains…

Two thirds of councils now fail SEND inspections

30th November 2022

Number of local authorities found to have ‘significant weaknesses’ in how they support pupils with special needs last year was worst on record More than two thirds of councils inspected…

Pupil suspensions hit six-year high after pandemic lull

30th November 2022

Suspensions from schools reached their highest rate in at least six years last autumn, new data shows, but permanent exclusions are still not yet back to pre-pandemic levels. Poorer pupils,…

DfE working on plan to restrict use of agency social workers, says ADCS president

30th November 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) is drawing up a plan to address the use of agency social workers in England, according to a leading director. The Association of Directors of Children’s Services…

Local authorities having to find homes for children at the ‘last minute’

30th November 2022

An Ofsted report published today, finds that local authorities are struggling to find homes for children coming into care. Local authorities are struggling with a last minute dash to find…

Quarter of 17-19-year-olds have probable mental disorder – study

30th November 2022

One in four 17- to 19-year-olds in England had a probable mental disorder in 2022 – up from one in six in 2021, according to an NHS Digital report. Based…

Met Police launches anonymous hotline for people to report corrupt officers

29th November 2022

Source: Metro Corrupt, racist, sexist and homophobic police officers can now be reported to an anonymous hotline. The Met Police’s new service, run by Crimestoppers, is going after any officer…

Council care home shut after failing to keep children safe

29th November 2022

A care home has closed after inspectors found staff failed to protect children from sexual exploitation. One child had been shut in their room at the Blackburn with Darwen Council-owned…

Domestic abuse must not be a taboo subject, as reports to churches increase

29th November 2022

The Church of England is supporting the international campaign for 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence, as newly released figures show that there has been a 37% increase…

Plymouth-born Operation Encompass child safeguarding scheme rolled out across Northern Ireland

29th November 2022

A Plymouth-born child-safeguarding scheme hailed by domestic abuse experts, ministers and police has been rolled out across the whole of Northern Ireland after new legislation was brought in. Operation Encompass…