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Fears over teacher safeguarding investigations

18th June, 2022 1:57 pm

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) has written to both the GTCS and the Scottish government about the issue and wants national child protection guidance updated to cover schools. Nick Hobbs, head of Advice and Investigations at the CYPCS, said: “Children have a right to protection from harm in all environments. “We are concerned that the current national... View Article

Whyte Review: Gymnasts ‘heard and vindicated’ – Becky Downie

18th June, 2022 1:53 pm

Becky Downie and sister Ellie had previously been afraid to speak out Warning: This article contains some description of graphic injuries and abuse. Gymnasts have been “heard” and “vindicated” following the release of the report detailing the “systemic” abuse of gymnasts in Britain, says two-time Olympian Becky Downie. The Whyte Review, released on Thursday, heard from athletes who were made to... View Article

We can’t let care for Scotland’s vulnerable babies slip – Joanne Smith

17th June, 2022 3:04 pm

One of the most important things that any society can do is ensure every baby and child receives the nurturing care they need, to have the best possible start in life. Securing healthy relationships for babies and very young children has shown to provide the most efficient and cost-effective way of improving outcomes throughout a person’s life. The vision of... View Article

Merseyside woman who sexually abused boy, 15, jailed

17th June, 2022 2:59 pm

A woman has been jailed for the “atrocious” year-long sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy. Sarah Campbell admitted nine counts of sexual activity with a child dating back to January 2016. The 40-year-old, of Bootle in Merseyside, had been on the run for a year after she failed to appear at Liverpool Crown Court for a trial in May 2021,... View Article

Prolific Stokesley sex offender jailed for online child abuse

17th June, 2022 2:58 pm

A “prolific” sex offender who targeted and abused nine victims has been jailed for six years and eight months. Mark Wilson contacted children as young as seven via social media, demanding they send explicit images of themselves or he would expose them. On one occasion the 35-year-old sent a video of one of his victims to their mother, police said.... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 17 June 2022

17th June, 2022 2:15 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

Gymnastics abuse: Whyte Review finds physical and emotional abuse issues were ‘systemic’

17th June, 2022 10:40 am

Warning: This article contains some description of graphic injuries and abuse. Issues of physical and emotional abuse within gymnastics in Britain were “systemic”, an independent investigation has found. The Whyte Review, co-commissioned by UK Sport and Sport England, was released on Thursday and found gymnast wellbeing and welfare “has not been at the centre of British Gymnastics’ culture”. Athletes were... View Article

‘Child sex abuse addiction in T&T’

15th June, 2022 1:12 pm

There is a growing appetite for child sex abuse footage in Trinidad, according to United States-based Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) liaison Glen Pounder. In an interview with the Sunday Express last Thursday, Pounder, who has been with CRC since 2019, said that through the use of CRC’s technology the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of individuals streaming child sex abuse have... View Article

‘Abuse, assaults and big profits’ – children’s homes staff speak out

15th June, 2022 1:08 pm

Children in care have reported being groomed and sexually assaulted in homes run by a firm making huge profits. Multiple employees of Calcot Services for Children say vulnerable young people were failed. BBC News has found it made profits of 36% last year, double that of other big care providers – figures already considered excessive by a watchdog. Calcot said... View Article

A single mother’s love keeps her disabled child alive

15th June, 2022 1:07 pm

PETALING JAYA: Single mother S Kogila Vani fears the day she will need to rush her disabled child, Yaashika, to the hospital again in case of an emergency. The nearest hospital is only ten minutes away from their rented flat in Pandan Indah – but she must climb down eight flights of stairs, carefully carrying her daughter, before jumping into... View Article