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IICSA Truth Project Thematic Report: Child sexual abuse in the context of schools

1st December, 2020 12:08 pm

Source: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published new research into child sexual abuse in schools, which finds that perpetrators frequently had reputations as abusers and their behaviour was often an ‘open secret’. The report is based on the statistical analysis of 691 accounts of victims and survivors who were sexually abused... View Article

New office base and telephone number for Sacpa

1st December, 2020 11:38 am

Please note that from today (Tuesday, December 1), Sacpa is moving to new offices and also has a new main telephone number. Our new address is: Safeguarding and Child Protection Association, First Floor, 27 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, UK, SW1H 9BU. Our new main telephone number is +44 (0)207 798 1585.

government must do more to safeguard children’s rights and protect them from the impact of the pandemic

20th November, 2020 10:58 am

Source: Equality and Human Rights Commission In our latest report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC), published on International Children’s Day 2020, we have expressed significant concerns about how the pandemic is exacerbating existing inequalities, and having a devastating impact on children’s rights, well-being and futures. Key concerns include more children being pushed into poverty, widening educational inequalities and worsening... View Article

iicsa: inquiry finds catholic church prioritised reputation over the welfare of children

9th November, 2020 10:52 am

Source: IICSA The Catholic Church prioritised its own reputation over the welfare of vulnerable children for decades, according to a report published today (November 10) by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The 147 page report finds the Catholic Church’s moral purpose has been betrayed by those who sexually abused children, as well as those who turned a blind eye and... View Article

increasing concerns over ketamine use

1st July, 2020 10:47 am

Sacpa has recently been approached by Drugsline Education in response to an increase in calls from pastoral staff, parents and young people regarding Ketamine, a horse tranquiliser that is also abused as a recreational drug. Drugline Education have put together some information to increase awareness of the recreational use of Ketamine and support in the possible detection of misuse. Signs of Ketamine... View Article

iicsa research: child sexual abuse in sports

18th June, 2020 10:45 am

IICSA (The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) has published new research into child sexual abuse in sports, which finds that coaches and instructors exploited children’s vulnerabilities in order to groom and abuse them. Click here to read the research… This report is written as part of the Truth Project, a core part of the Inquiry alongside public hearings and research.... View Article

england: keeping children safe in education – september 2020

18th June, 2020 10:43 am

The September 2020 revision of ‘Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE): statutory guidance for schools and colleges’ has been released. In addition to the usual series of updates, it specifically refers to the guidance COVID-19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers, and stresses the fact that a school’s full safeguarding duties continue throughout the pandemic and beyond. Annexe H... View Article

england: what ofsted means by a serious incident

17th June, 2020 10:38 am

Guidance for social care providers on what is meant by a serious incident. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘serious’ as: ‘significant or worrying because of possible danger or risk; not slight or negligible’. The line between what is serious, and what is not, can be blurred and is always a matter of judgement. It depends on many factors, including age of... View Article