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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A toolkit created by law firm Farrer & Co which teachers and the SLT can use to find out more about Peer-on-Peer Abuse and what steps schools can take to tackle the abuse and prevent the abuse from occurring in the first place. The toolkit includes an adaptable policy template.Read More
A statistics briefing published by NSPCC which looks at the range of statistics available in the UK that relate to child deaths due to abuse or neglect. Findings include: on average at least one child is killed a week in the UK, and children under the age of one are the most likely age group to be killed by another person.Read More
This literature review highlights the significant gaps and limitations in existing research examining the effectiveness of programmes and education strategies aimed at improving the educational outcomes of Children in Need.Read More
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
A poster created by Andrew Hall, founder of Safeguarding in Schools to help professionals spot the signs of child abuse and neglect amongst students.Read More
A guide put together by NSPCC Learning containing the latest research for primary and secondary school teachers about children who are sending and receiving sexual messages (sexting).Read More
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.