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The latest news about children and young people from a range of news sources.

The children in care left without a school place (23/10/2017)

 

They are some of society’s most vulnerable children – those taken into care. And yet some schools are failing in their responsibility to give them places when asked. These disadvantaged children are meant to be placed before all others when it comes to school admissions. But politicians and officials from Oxfordshire are highlighting how more than . . . 30 so called “looked-after children” in the area have been left without schooling – some for months at a time.
Full story: BBC

Politicians raise concerns over future of children’s centres (23/10/2017)

 

More than a third of Conservative councillors in local authorities in England are concerned about the future of children’s centres, a survey has found. Polling commissioned by charity Action for Children found that 38 per cent of 508 Tory councillors questioned believe there is a “lack of clear direction and funding” from central government for . . . children’s centres, family hubs, and family support.
Full story: Children and Young People Now

Remove ads that appeal to children, gambling sites told (22/10/2017)

 

Online gambling companies have been urged to remove adverts featuring images likely to appeal to children. Regulators said the “unacceptable” ads and third-party media, which contain graphics and images that are likely to be attractive to minors, should be “immediately” removed or amended. They said this particularly applied to adverts for free and . . . pay-to-play games. In a joint letter, the regulators said under-18s and other vulnerable people should be protected from exploitation.
Full story: BBC

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Child Protection Training – Group 2

04/11/2017 (St Andrew’s Church Hall, Ashburton)

 

The course programme has been approved by the Devon Safeguarding Children Board and is constantly being updated to adapt to modern challenges. This forms part of the range of training courses, events and online learning that helps protect children and young people in Devon. This course is for those who work regularly, or have a period of intense . . . but regular contact with children and young people or with staff who may be in a position to identify concerns and who may be expected to contribute to the assessment of the child’s developmental needs or the adult’s parenting capacity. More

Child Protection Training – Group 3 (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

06/11/2017 (YFC Centre, Cheriton Bishop)

 

The course programme has been approved by the Devon Safeguarding Children Board and is constantly being updated to adapt to modern challenges. This forms part of the range of training courses, events and online learning that helps protect children and young people in Devon. This training is for members of the not for profit children and young . . . people’s workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to advising and supporting other staff (paid/unpaid) who may have safeguarding concerns, who have the responsibility to receive and refer safeguarding information. This also includes self-employed ‘stand-alone’ practitioners who do not work within an organisation (ie childminders, private tutors, etc). More

  • You may be aware that there was a lot of media interest in July when the new feature of SnapChat was launched in June 2017. SnapMaps is a street map,...

  • In 2015 the NSPCC, in partnership with O2, launched the Net Aware tool to provide parents with useful information about the most popular sites, apps and games used by young...

  • YouGov survey highlights lack of preparedness among school staff to help prevent suicide among children and young people PAPYRUS launches Save The #ClassOf2018 for World Suicide Prevention Day (10 Sep

  • Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow their four simple steps to keeping kids safe...

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Find the latest websites and resources about and for young people.

Victim Care

 

Are you looking for help and support as a victim of crime? The Victim care directory is to help victims of crime find the support they need and provide you with as much general information and advice as possible within one place. Go to ‘Find Support’ on the navigation bar of this website to search the directory of organisations that are badged as . . . part of the victim care support services for Devon and Cornwall. You can contact the organisations directly for signposting and advice. More

Young Advisors

 

Young Advisors are young people aged between 15 and 24, who stimulate social action by showing community leaders and decision makers how to engage young people in community life, local decision making and improving services. Working through a social enterprise model, we deliver public service reform helping direct limited resources to where it is . . . needed most. More

Keeping children safe online – online course

 

Learn how children use the internet and how you can keep them safe from abuse. Working at your own pace, this introductory training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.

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