Tag Archive: grooming

How the long shadow of grooming gang allegations changed Oldham’s politics – and took down two leaders

27th June, 2022 6:57 am

The appalling findings of a review into cases of child sexual exploitation in Oldham have been revealed for the first time this week. Yet the political ramifications have already been far-reaching, contributing to the dethroning of two council leaders in successive years. The review, carried out by experts Malcolm Newsam and Gary Ridgway, found that vulnerable children had been failed despite... View Article

Child abuse survivor feels ‘silenced’ by the system

20th June, 2022 1:49 pm

A child abuse survivor who waited five years for her abuser to appear in court has said she feels silenced by the criminal justice system. Her abuser, Christopher Harley, 35, from Londonderry, is currently on remand at Maghaberry Prison after admitting six counts of sexual activity with a child. Cathy, which is not her real name, said the grooming started... View Article

Conference: Digital safeguarding conference

9th February, 2022 9:00 am

Running alongside Safer Internet Day 2022, February 08, this conference highlights the importance of understanding the positives and pitfalls attributed to the internet, device use and social media when it comes to safeguarding. An often cited point of disconnect and disagreement between young people and professionals, lonely or isolated individuals and those trying to support, digital safeguarding is an area... View Article

Conference: Annual Safeguarding conference

18th November, 2021 9:15 am

  The annual Safeguarding conference highlights the latest key themes and issues relating to safeguarding and child protection. Driven by member feedback, each session will consider a topic of significance for practitioners working to develop and adhere to high standards of care for the young people, children and vulnerable adults they work with.   Training topics will include: The impact... View Article

Training: Safeguarding standards for working with children in international settings

17th November, 2021 12:00 pm

Course outline This course will look at some of the key principles related to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and will invite participants to consider how to apply these core expectations within their own environments and in accordance with the applicable laws and guidance.   Training topics will include: Legal frameworks Signs and symptoms of abuse Specific forms... View Article

Webinar: Junior Gaming – the good, the bad and the safeguarding

16th November, 2021 11:00 am

Course outline This session will look at online gaming for the under 13s. It will highlight the benefits that are to be gained from online gaming and also look at the challenges and risks in a balanced way. The latest research will be shared along with some strategies to educate and empower children and young people to manage their gaming... View Article

Breaching the position of trust; what we know

15th October, 2021 11:00 am

Course outline The significance of recognising and respecting the ‘position of trust’ relationship dynamic in safeguarding and child protection is vital in understanding and setting professional boundaries, relationships and supporting those accessing your services. Recently making headlines through NSPCC’s Close the Loophole campaign and the government extension to the Sexual Offences Act, protecting those who are over the age of... View Article

More than 70 girls A DAY are referred to social services over fears of sexual abuse

27th September, 2021 8:37 am

More than 70 young girls suspected of being the victims of sexual abuse are referred to social services every day, official figures reveal. Almost 27,000 girls aged under 18 in England were either the victims of sexual abuse or at risk of being exploited in 2019-20, according to statistics released by the Department for Education. Analysis by The Mail on... View Article

New analysis in the IWF’s annual report shows 11-13 year old girls are increasingly at risk of grooming and coercion at the hands of online predators

21st April, 2021 8:39 am

Campaign launches as new report finds girls at worsening risk of grooming from sexual predators online New analysis in the IWF’s annual report shows 11-13 year old girls are increasingly at risk of grooming and coercion at the hands of online predators A hard-hitting new campaign is warning teenage girls and their parents about the dangers of being groomed online... View Article

IWF report: ‘Beyond heart-breaking’ abuse as predators groom children to film siblings and friends

30th March, 2021 8:18 am

A new IWF study indicates internet sex predators are manipulating children to record their own sexual abuse, and that of their friends and siblings. Internet sex predators are tricking children into abusing their own siblings and friends as new research reveals this “disturbing” trend is eight times worse than experts had feared. A new study published ahead of the Internet... View Article