Tag Archive: iicsa

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

IICSA has published further updates on institutional responses to its recommendations

8th July, 2021 11:00 am

To date 68 recommendations have been made by the Chair and Panel and published as part of the conclusions in the Inquiry’s Interim and investigation reports, helping to better protect children from sexual abuse. The update, published today, relates to a range of recommendations from the Inquiry as part of its investigation reports, including Accountability and Reparations, Children in Custodial Institutions, Internet and Westminster. The... 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

Learning from the IICSA investigation into residential school settings

28th April, 2021 9:00 am

This one-day event, led jointly by Sacpa and the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA), and in association with Independent Safeguarding Consultant and expert witness to the residential schools inquiry, Marcus Erooga, aims to highlight the major themes and key learning points from the residential schools’ investigation as part of the Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The conference is designed... View Article

IICSA: Six political parties improve safeguarding procedure in response to Inquiry recommendations; three still to respond

30th March, 2021 8:24 am

Six UK political parties have now either created or improved their child safeguarding policy in response to recommendations made by the Inquiry during the Westminster report, with three parties named in the report yet to respond. First published in February 2020, the report examined seven key issues including police misconduct, political parties, whips’ offices, the Paedophile Information Exchange, prosecutorial decisions,... View Article

IICSA Key Inquiry recommendation on ‘positions of trust’ included in new bill

9th March, 2021 2:36 pm

A key Inquiry recommendation to ban clergy from sexual relationships with 16-18 year olds in their care could be implemented as part of a new bill. New legislation planned for England and Wales would mean faith leaders and sports coaches are defined as ‘positions of trust’ alongside teachers and doctors. It would therefore make sexual relationships between people in these... View Article