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December 2022

Safeguarding jobs round up – December 16, 2022

16th December 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…

TikTok self-harm study results ‘every parent’s nightmare’

16th December 2022

Research suggests algorithm promotes self-harm and eating disorder content within minutes of interest being shown The accounts “paused briefly” on videos about body image, eating disorders and mental health, and…

Delays to mental health treatment in England ‘putting more children in care’

15th December 2022

Source: Guardian Association of Directors of Children’s Services says delays mean parents can no longer cope with children’s behaviour. Increasing numbers of emotionally troubled children have been taken into care…

New lessons created on gambling and gaming dangers

15th December 2022

Source: BBC News Schools have been urged to use new lessons on gambling and gaming awareness for 11 to 14-year-olds. They have been put together and published by the Council…

Cost of living crisis raises parents’ fears of child exploitation

14th December 2022

Parents have raised concerns about the risk of child exploitation as a result of the cost of living crisis. A safeguarding event in Bristol heard children felt they were under…

Newcastle students call for action over spiking and sexual violence

14th December 2022

A group of students have called on Newcastle University to take more action to combat the spiking of drinks and sexual violence against women. The It Happens Here Society said…

‘I wish I hadn’t survived’: Why women are burning themselves in Iraqi Kurdistan

14th December 2022

Source: BBC News Women in Iraq are facing rising levels of domestic abuse. Cases of gender-based violence have seen a surge of 125% between 2020 and 2021, according to the…

Childcare should be classed as necessary ‘infrastructure’, say MPs

12th December 2022

Plan would mean new developments must have sufficient provision of free or subsidised childcare up to age 11 A cross-party group of MPs is seeking to change the law so…

Andrew Tate: ‘I fear online influencer radicalised my son’

12th December 2022

Will is like many 15-year-old boys. He likes sport, hanging out with mates and spending time on social media, but his mum fears he has been “radicalised”. Jane took a…

North East Lincolnshire: Peak-time ban on traffic near primary schools

12th December 2022

A trial ban on vehicles near primary schools in North East Lincolnshire at peak times has made it “much safer” for pupils, a head teacher has said. The School Streets…