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Safeguarding jobs round up – 16 April 2021

16th April, 2021 1:00 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

County lines gang ‘recruited teen in 80 minutes via Snapchat’

16th April, 2021 9:09 am

A teenager has told how he was groomed by criminals to sell heroin and crack cocaine after being recruited through a post on Snapchat. Two years ago, aged 14 and wanting to run away from home, he responded to a message offering cash-in-hand work and accommodation, on the social media app. Within 80 minutes, a gang collected him and drove... View Article

How charities are using chatbots

16th April, 2021 8:55 am

Chatbots are coming to the rescue for charities around the word that have found resources stretched due to COVID-19. Chatbots have been helping many charities keep their operations going with fewer staff and diminishing resources. With fundraising negatively impacted by the pandemic, many non-profits have been forced to place staff on furlough or temporary leave. Chatbots have eased the strain... View Article

Fife physiotherapist jailed for nine years for series of rapes

15th April, 2021 12:34 pm

A Fife physiotherapist who attacked four women during a catalogue of violence has been jailed for nine years. Derek Adams, 59, perpetrated a series of crimes against adult women and children over more than 20 years. Adams, of Bennachie Way, Dunfermline, had denied a string of charges during a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh but was convicted of... View Article

Man convicted of non-recent child abuse offences in Aberdeen

15th April, 2021 12:32 pm

A man responsible for sexually abusing children over a 35-year period has been convicted today (Wednesday, April 14). Following a trial at the Glasgow High Court William Hay, aged 72, was convicted of multiple counts of indecent assault and lewd behaviour. He sexually abused 10 boys in the Aberdeen area between 1981 and 2016. All of the victims knew Hay... View Article

Edinburgh restaurant Maison Bleue has cooked more than 6,000 meals for vulnerable communities

15th April, 2021 7:54 am

Edinburgh restaurant Maison Bleue has cooked more than 6,000 meals for vulnerable communities A popular Edinburgh restaurant has cooked more than 6,000 meals to support families and older people who have been affected by the pandemic. In March, Dean and Layla Gassabi of Maison Bleue and their dedicated team of staff cooked 700 meals a week for 22 families supported... View Article

British Judo conducting investigation into coach arrests

14th April, 2021 3:12 pm

British Judo is investigating a number of cases in which coaches have been arrested for sexual offences, the BBC has learned. The cases include one coach who was arrested for engaging in sexual communications with a child. In a separate case, another was arrested for voyeurism at a place of work after placing a camera in female toilets. Both incidents... View Article

Children’s home staff failed to prevent sexual exploitation

14th April, 2021 12:29 pm

Ofsted inspectors have found that staff at a children’s home failed to prevent young people being sexually exploited. Ofsted staff carried out the inspection of the home, run by Cambian Childcare Ltd, in February. It was the inspectorate’s first visit to the home since it was registered in November 2019. “Records demonstrate that on numerous occasions children have told staff... View Article

Royal College of Psychiatry warns children are “bearing the brunt” of the pandemic

14th April, 2021 8:04 am

Since the one-year anniversary of the start of the UK’s first COVID-19 lockdown, a plethora of survey results, longitudinal studies and analysis on mental health have been released. Last week, The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) released one of the most concerning yet. The nationwide picture. The RCP reported that nearly “400,000 children and 2.2m adults sought help for mental... View Article

The 20 life skills adults say they wish they had been taught at school

13th April, 2021 9:24 am

Over 1,000 parents have been asked which classroom lessons they feel would have help them in later life as what children are being taught comes under the microscope. How to save money, start a business and look after their mental health are among the key life skills adults wish they’d been taught at school. Research of 1,000 mums and dads of... View Article