Posts tagged Child Protection
NSPCC "How Safe Are Our Children" 2019 Report

The 2019 NSPCC annual report looking at levels of online activity and online child sex abuse recorded in the UK. Key findings include:

  • 44% of 5-15 year olds own a smartphone

  • 90% of 11-16 year olds said they had a social media account

  • Year on year increases were recorded in the numbers and rates of police-recorded online child sexual offences in England and Wales and Northern Ireland;

  • Increases in the number of URLs confirmed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as containing child sexual abuse imagery since 2015

  • the majority of parents, carers and members of the public agree that social networks should have a legal responsibility to keep children safe on their platforms.

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Home Office Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit

A new toolkit compiled by The Home Office for professionals working with children and young people in the UK providing information, advice and guidance about key legislation that can be called upon to disrupt the criminal and sexual exploitation of children and young people.

The guide includes a set of definitions, best practice on information sharing with statutory organisations and other public sector organisations and on multi-agency working.

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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day Resource Pack - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has designed a resource pack for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, which takes place on the 18th March. The resources include information on online safety, as the LSCB and Lincolnshire Police figures have shown that 60% of CSE cases involve online grooming at the start. The Resource Pack includes suggested tweets, a Safeguarding Briefing and infographics.

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Brook Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool for Safeguarding Training

A great resource for Designated Safeguarding Leads to use with the SLT and with teachers in safeguarding training sessions to help instigate important discussions around spotting the signs of harmful sexual behaviours amongst children and young people. The resource includes a number of scenarios and guidance on how to assess the behaviour.

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Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk Report: Breaking Down The Barriers: Findings of the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage

The Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk (Agenda) has released a report looking at the experiences of women, children and young people who have survived domestic abuse and/or sexual violence and how this links to being disadvantaged.

The report includes a section on children and finds that: women facing multiple disadvantage are reluctant to seek help for fear of losing their children; and not enough is being done to support children or consider their needs when they are removed into care. 

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Ofsted Annual Report 2017/18

Ofsted has published its annual report for 2017/18. Findings are based on inspection evidence from over 30,000 inspections of schools, colleges and providers of social care, early years and further education and skills.

Key findings include: 

  • lack of regulation in independent and unregistered schools remaining a cause for concern

  • outstanding primary and secondary schools continuing to be exempt from inspection

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How safe are our children? NSPCC Annual Report 2018

Key findings from the NSPCC’s 2018 How safe are our children Annual Report 2018 include:

Our most recent report found:

  • increases in police-recorded child sexual offences across the UK

  • increases in child cruelty and neglect offences in all UK nations except Scotland

  • increased numbers of children on child protection plans and registers over the last decade.

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