Tag Archive: child safeguarding

Calls for child safeguarding inquiry in Wales after Logan Mwangi’s death

4th July, 2022 11:14 am

here are calls for a nationwide independent inquiry into children’s services in Wales to prevent tragedies like the murder of Logan Mwangi murder from happening again. The five-year-old was killed by his mother, step-father and 14-year-old step-brother, having been subjected to injuries likened to child abuse by a High Court judge. Angharad Williamson, 31, and John Cole, 40, were jailed for life... View Article

Care services too focused on investigating families in crisis, says review

13th June, 2022 10:35 am

Child protection services in England are too focused on investigating families in crisis and do not provide enough early support, a report says. An independent review of council-run children’s social care said services to protect vulnerable children were in urgent need of investment and reform. It concluded that with an increasing demand for help, the current system was unsustainable and failing young... View Article

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Reaction to national Child Safeguarding Practice Review

1st June, 2022 2:39 pm

THE DAMNING national report into the death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been welcomed across the borough. The report, published last Thursday, May 26, called for improvements and measures to be put in place to help children in Solihull and across the country. Here’s what they said: Solihull MP, Julian Knight, said: “The report makes it clear that Arthur was let... View Article

Young terror offenders in UK inspired by US school shootings

1st June, 2022 2:31 pm

Young terror offenders in the UK are being inspired by school shootings in the US, with some wanting to commit mass murders themselves, counterterrorism police have warned. The concerning trend has emerged alongside a steep increase in prosecutions of teenagers with neo-Nazi leanings over the past five years. Earlier this month, a boy who claimed to be acquiring guns to commit an... View Article

Leeds school boosts pupils’ mental health with new wellbeing space

1st June, 2022 2:30 pm

A school has created a wellbeing garden for children and teachers whose mental health have been affected by the pandemic. An unused courtyard at Chapel Allerton primary in Leeds has been transformed into an “oasis of calm”. Community groups have worked alongside the school to create a space where pupils can relax and enjoy nature. Headteacher Nicholas Sykes said the... View Article

Scottish hospitals struggle to handle lockdown surge in mentally ill children

19th January, 2022 1:42 pm

Mentally ill children face being sent to England for treatment as Scottish hospitals are struggling to cope with a surge in disorders such as anorexia and self-harm that emerged during lockdown. Dr Mairi Stark, a paediatrician at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, said every mental health bed in Scotland was full at the weekend. Distressed... View Article

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2020: An independent annual report for serious child safeguarding incidents in 2020.

19th May, 2021 8:31 am

Documents Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: 2020 annual report PDF, 907KB, 52 pages       Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: 2020 executive summary PDF, 183KB, 10 pages       Annexe: Commissioned review of LCSPRs and rapid reviews PDF, 621KB, 58 pages       Details This is the second annual report from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. It looks at serious child safeguarding... View Article