Category: News

Safeguarding jobs round up – 20 May 2022

20th May, 2022 3:44 pm

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 soon be closing for applications – click on the individual links for more information or to complete an application. For a full list of vacancies, please visit the Job Board on our... View Article

NMS for Boarding 2022 and KCSIE 2022 now published

20th May, 2022 2:01 pm

The new National Minimum Standards for Boarding 2022 (England) and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 (England) have been published today, Friday 20 May 2022. NMS for boarding guidance can be found here. KCSIE guidance can be found here. BSA Group is running a series a sessions to support members with the changes: KCSIE webinars: June 21, 2022 – 9:00-11:00 https://www.sacpa.org.uk/event/sacpa-kcsie/... View Article

Doctor Strange actress Zara Pythian jailed for abusing schoolgirl with husband

19th May, 2022 1:37 pm

The Doctor Strange star appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Monday after she was found guilty by a jury of the historical sexual abuse of a girl who was aged between 13 and 15.   The Doctor Strange star appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Monday ( Image: Tom Maddick SWNS). Marvel actress Zara Phythian has been jailed... View Article

Private children’s home bosses in England criticised over huge profits

19th May, 2022 1:33 pm

Head of industry association hits out at children’s home owners ‘getting rich off taxpayers’ money’ Steve Crocker, the ADCS president, has criticised private providers who drive around in sports cars and buy racehorses Children’s home providers in England should not be able to profit from caring for society’s most vulnerable children, the new head of the Association of Directors of... View Article

Teachers sent ‘degrading’ WhatsApp messages about disabled pupils

19th May, 2022 1:28 pm

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGESImage caption, Aberdeenshire Council said the WhatsApp messages were inappropriate A group of teachers exchanged WhatsApp messages with “degrading” references to disabled primary school pupils, BBC Scotland can reveal. The staff at schools in Aberdeenshire faced an internal investigation, but the affected pupils’ parents were not informed. Scotland’s children commissioner said the parents should be told. Aberdeenshire Council... View Article

META PANIC Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to add NEW metaverse feature that could HELP paedophiles evade police slammed

19th May, 2022 12:57 pm

SAFETY experts have hit out at Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to roll out encryption even further, putting children at greater risk from paedophiles in the metaverse. The tech billionaire wants to bring controversial end-to-end encryption to messaging and calls on his Quest VR headset. End-to-end encryption is seen as essential for privacy because no-one can snoop on conversations, but authorities and child protection charities fear it... View Article

Children between three and six ‘victims of self-generated child sexual abuse’

19th May, 2022 12:46 pm

The Internet Watch Foundation said it is the first time it has seen such young children subjected to this kind of abuse Children as young as between three and six years old are becoming the latest victims in a growing trend of self-generated child sexual abuse, a report from an internet safety watchdog has said. The Internet Watch Foundation said over a... View Article

Brussels braces for tense tech fight over child sex abuse content

16th May, 2022 1:44 pm

The Commission is set to release a rulebook that could force digital companies to detect, remove and report illegal images of child sexual abuse. Brussels is bracing for one of its biggest and most emotional tech fights yet as companies face stringent new rules to clamp down on sexual abuse material. The Commission is expected to release a draft law... View Article

Children ‘underbelly of drugs trade’

16th May, 2022 1:40 pm

Fresh warnings over the link between child trafficking and cannabis farming have been made after evidence that at least 150 youngsters were forced into slave labour at illicit drugs factories in Scotland in the past three years. Alex Cole-Hamilton, the Scottish LibDem leader, said most cannabis users “probably don’t have the faintest idea” that child slavery plays a big role... View Article

Free online safeguarding course launched for parents and carers

16th May, 2022 1:23 pm

England Football Learning – The FA’s education arm – has launched a free online course for parents and carers. The 30-minute course aims to create greater awareness of the safeguarding role parents and carers can play within football. Emphasising the needs and wellbeing of children, the course outlines the forms, signs and indicators of abuse, including ‘grooming’. It also includes... View Article