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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…

Hollie Gazzard murder: School workshops ‘saving lives’

26th February 2024

A man whose daughter was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend a decade ago says teaching teenagers about coercive control is saving lives. Hollie Gazzard, 20, was stabbed by Asher Maslin while working…

Think only naive young women get their drinks spiked – think again

26th February 2024

There are 12 hours of my life that have always remained a total mystery. What began as dinner and a couple of drinks with a friend ended in my coming-to…

Safeguarding jobs round up – February 23, 2024

23rd February 2024

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…

Mandatory reporting duty introduced for child sex abuse disclosures

22nd February 2024

Teachers and healthcare workers in England and Wales will be legally required to report cases of child sexual abuse under Government plans. People with childcare responsibilities in regulated sectors could be barred from working…

Taunts, bullying… then groping: how sexual assaults are increasing in schools

22nd February 2024

Billy (not real name) is now being home-schooled after bullying turned into physical violence. Starting secondary school had not been easy for Billy (not his real name). What started as…

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…

The UK moves another step closer to banning phones in schools

19th February 2024

Mobile phone ownership has become standard for people of most ages, and, while there’s a convenience argument, experts and regulators alike have expressed concerns about children’s well-being and distraction while…