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Government to make all police carry out Plymouth safeguarding children scheme

17th April 2024

he Government is set to make a Plymouth-born child-safeguarding scheme a statutory requirement of all police forces across England and Wales. As part of a series of amendments to the…

More areas trial new child protection project

17th April 2024

Seven more areas in England have been selected to trial a programme to improve child protection. The Families First for Children (FFC) scheme was launched in three areas in 2023 after after…

Two new charities should oversee safeguarding in Church of England – report

28th February 2024

Two new independent charities should be set up to deliver and oversee safeguarding in the Church of England, a report has recommended. The report, authored by Professor Alexis Jay, states that current…

Banning phones will not make children safer

28th February 2024

We are all aware that mobile phones with access to the internet are now used by most children and young people. However, whether children are on or offline they participate…

Tips to safeguarding children from smartphones

21st February 2024

LBAWABA – Protecting children from smartphones is crucial for safeguarding their well-being in the vast realms of the internet. American company “Apple” provides robust data protection and privacy options through…

EU opens investigation into TikTok over online content and child safeguarding

21st February 2024

EU has launched a formal investigation into whether TikTok has broken online content rules including the safeguarding of children. The European Commission said it had opened official proceedings against the Chinese-owned…

How equipped is children’s social work for digital safeguarding?

16th February 2024

Many think digital safeguarding is about staying safe online but it means much more. Our work seeks to develop innovative ways in which children and young people can digitally and…

“UK’s online safety law does not protect our children”, says mum of murdered Cheshire teenager

16th February 2024

The mum of murdered Cheshire teenager Brianna Ghey has said a law aimed at protecting young people online is not fit for purpose. Esther Ghey is campaigning for mobile phone…

Criminal offences for cyberflashing and epilepsy-trolling take effect

31st January 2024

New offences introduced to criminalise cyberflashing and epilepsy-trolling are among those taking effect on Wednesday, with online abusers now facing prosecution for such acts. The new offences have come into…

Safeguarding in 2024: Identifying new priorities

31st January 2024

Reflecting upon safeguarding and child protection contexts this past year has presented a range of emerging themes. While challenges concerning risks to children prevail, inconsistent or poor engagement between early…