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Olympic showjumper arrested on charges of sexual abuse

9th June, 2021 10:07 am

US Olympic showjumper Rich Fellers has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse involving a 17-year-old rider. Richard Fellers riding Flexible at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Credit: Trevor Meeks Yesterday (7 June) Tualatin Police detectives arrested 61-year-old Fellers, of Oregon City, USA, stemming from an indictment for four counts of second-degree sexual abuse. “Over the course of a long investigation,... View Article

Online tutoring market expected to soar in post-pandemic world

7th June, 2021 2:00 pm

Online tutoring for children looking to catch up on lost learning due to the pandemic is set to soar, according to the founder of a major private school group. Nadim Nsouli, who quit his job working in private equity to set up London-based Inspired Group in 2013, said he also expected the market to connect tutors from around the world... View Article

Mental health of students ‘single biggest concern’ of school staff, union finds

7th June, 2021 10:09 am

Exclusive: Poll makes ‘clear that the impact of coronavirus would be felt for a long time’, Voice Community says. The mental health of pupils is the “single biggest concern” of staff working in education, according to a new report by a union. Findings from a poll of members, shared with The Independent, suggested this was considered the biggest problem facing the education sector, ahead... View Article

Drugs county lines fight ‘to last a generation’

4th June, 2021 2:14 pm

  The fight against gangs exploiting children to deal drugs is likely to last a generation, a senior police leader has said. Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Sebire, the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead for serious violence, said it was “all I think about”. The warning comes after a week of raids across the country to disrupt so-called county lines gangs, in... View Article

UK police investigate death of Irish woman who was in psychiatric care

4th June, 2021 2:10 pm

Margaret Molyneux’s daughter claims high dose of drug led to difficulty swallowing and choking UK police are investigating the death of an Irish woman which her daughter alleges was linked to being administered too high a dosage of a psychiatric medication. Margaret Molyneux (69) was a English lecturer who moved from Kerry to the UK as a child. She suffered from... View Article

Charities warn of hidden crisis in Scottish social care for people with dementia in ‘devastating isolation’

4th June, 2021 1:48 pm

Charities have warned of a hidden crisis in social care for people with dementia, after support that fell away during the pandemic has left thousands in “devastating isolation”. Alzheimer Scotland has led charities urging the Scottish Government to bring in major reforms in the way care services are delivered to stop dementia becoming Scotland’s shame. National and local organisations said... View Article

Reports of online child sexual abuse increases by 5.9% during last year

4th June, 2021 1:40 pm

Reports of online child sexual abuse increased during the last year, information released today by Police Scotland shows. Police Scotland’s 2020-21 Quarter 4 Performance Report and Management Information showed there were a total of 1,966 child sexual abuse crimes recorded during the year, an increase of 5.9% compared to last year (1,857) and 24.9% greater than the five year average... View Article

Little girl ‘scared of people’ as charity Home-Start UK reveals post-pandemic concerns from parents and families in Scotland for their and their children’s wellbeing

4th June, 2021 1:36 pm

A woman has described how her daughter “looks so scared of people”, as a parenting charity reveals post-pandemic worries, with many concerned for their and their children’s wellbeing. A new report, Home Is Where We Start From, from Home-Start UK suggests that 58% of parents in Scotland are concerned about their own wellbeing or mental health in the year ahead.... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 4 June 2021

4th June, 2021 12:00 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

Great resource: Would You Recognise Domestic Abuse If You Saw It? – Untold Stories by Ann Craft Trust

3rd June, 2021 8:51 am

Would You Recognise Domestic Abuse If You Saw It? – Untold Stories Story by the Ann Craft Trust The government recently approved a landmark bill that creates a new statutory definition of domestic abuse. Would you recognise domestic abuse if you saw it? We’ve prepared a short quiz featuring eight different scenarios. Think about each scenarios. If you think this is... View Article