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How the Methodist Church is preparing for IICSA report publications

2nd July, 2021 2:52 pm

The Methodist Church is strongly committed to applying the learning generated by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and will respond positively to any applicable recommendations that the Inquiry proposes.  It is therefore right to seek to ensure that the Church is well placed to take the necessary action and is alert to the findings of IICSA investigations... View Article

Support Safeguarding Sunday

2nd July, 2021 2:43 pm

The Church of England is supporting this year’s Safeguarding Sunday, 10 October 2021, encouraging local churches to use their regular Sunday service to explore together what safer places look like, and to thank all those working behind the scenes to make our churches safer for all. There are already more churches signed up at this stage than all participants last... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 2 July 2021

2nd July, 2021 2:32 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

UK Council for Internet Safety launches Digital Passport to help children and young people with care experience talk with their carers about their online lives

1st July, 2021 9:42 am

The UKCIS Digital Passport was created by the Vulnerable Users Working Group (VUWG), as part of the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS). Talking regularly about their digital life with a trusted adult is a key way to help keep children and young people safe online. This is particularly important for children who have had adverse childhood experiences. The UKCIS Digital Passport provides structure... View Article

Royal College of Psychiatrists warns that Covid pandemic has created a mental health crisis among children

30th June, 2021 11:47 am

Half of teenagers have been left suffering anxiety and trauma in the wake of the Covid lockdowns, a major review has found. A systematic review into the impact of school closures includes UK data on more than 2,000 young people questioned in depth about their feelings and experiences. The research shows that 53 per cent of girls and 44 per cent of boys... View Article

Ealing Council launches virtual reality programme to tackle criminal exploitation

28th June, 2021 11:39 am

A local authority youth justice service (YJS) is piloting the use of virtual reality technology in a bid to reduce the number of children being criminally exploited. Ealing Council has teamed up with technology innovation organisation Antser for the four-month scheme which aims to increase awareness of harmful behaviour and exploitative relationships impacting young people already involved with the service.... View Article

The case for change: independent review of children’s social care in England: CASPAR briefing

28th June, 2021 11:32 am

NSPCC Learning has published a CASPAR briefing summarising the key findings from the Independent review of children’s social care in England’s initial report. This is an initial report from the independent review aimed at “starting the conversation” about possible solutions to the issues faced by social care and the review is calling for feedback, as well as further ideas, views... View Article

School meals at risk due to shortage of UK lorry drivers

28th June, 2021 8:46 am

Loss of 100,000 hauliers as a result of Covid and Brexit could leave cooks relying on emergency standby ingredients. School meals could be disrupted for the remainder of this term by delays and shortages of food supplies across the country as a result of a dearth of lorry drivers in the UK. The warning came as industry representatives told Boris... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 25 June 2021

25th 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

Police accuse young sexual abuse survivors of lying, report finds

25th June, 2021 7:32 am

Young victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are often accused of lying when trying to report the abuse to police, a report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has revealed. Police and other professionals were also reported to be dismissive of peer-on-peer abuse, with a tendency to label it as ‘domestic’ or blame the victim. The new... View Article