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February 2023

‘Callous’ Scots paedo who sexually abused kids for over a decade jailed for nine years

28th February 2023

A “callous” paedo who preyed on two boys over the course of more than a decade has been jailed for nine years. Allen Lothian, 29, was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh and…

One in four of all children in Scotland are referred to children’s social care before their fifth birthday

28th February 2023

One in four of all children in Scotland are referred to children’s social care before their fifth birthday by University of Central Lancashire Three graphs showing investigations or child protection referrals…

Law banning marriage under 18 praised as ‘huge victory’ for children’s rights

28th February 2023

Source: Independent ‘No child should be subjected to the lifelong harms that come with child marriage,’ charity says. New legislation banning child marriage has come into force in England and…

‘Go further’ on school social care reform, says review author

28th February 2023

Schools need a seat at the safeguarding ‘table’, says Josh MacAlister, after government kicks reforms down the road The government must “go much further” to boost schools’ safeguarding role, the…

School buildings at risk of collapse must be urgently made safe to avoid disaster, say unions

28th February 2023

A report last year said those most at risk were certain buildings constructed between 1945 and 1970. Unions say it’s “shocking” that some children are learning in an unsafe environment…

Christoforos Nicolaou: Couple set up web safety charity after son’s death

27th February 2023

Source: BBC News The parents of a teenager who took his own life after joining an online forum where he received “horrific messages” have set up a charity encouraging teenagers…

Former child abuse cop reveals the three things parents should ‘never’ let their kids do

24th February 2023

A former child abuse detective has warned parents against letting their children go to sleepovers, saying it is something she would “never do” after her experience as a police officer….

App to detect and block child abuse images gets £1,800,000 funding

24th February 2023

A new online safety app that could help reduce the viewing and demand for child sexual abuse content is to be developed by EU and UK experts. Project Protech will launch in March to create an app called Salus…

Safeguarding jobs round up – February 24, 2023

24th February 2023

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…