Welcome to the Devon and Cornwall Police website for professionals working with children and young people
06/12/2021: ‘They see it in corridors, in bathrooms, on the bus’: UK schools’ porn crisis
Frontline workers warn how children as young as seven are being bombarded with harmful online sexual material.
06/12/2021: Boris Johnson’s new 10-year drugs plan promises to close down 2,000 ‘county lines’ supplies
As part of a 10-year plan for tackling drugs crime and taking on the “kingpins” behind supplies, the PM is warning criminals they will have “nowhere to hide”. And he is also pledging the largest-ever . . .
05/12/2021: ‘Neglected’ fostering services face crisis in morale and funding, warns UK charity
Ministers are facing demands for a comprehensive overhaul of foster care after Britain’s most comprehensive assessment of the service revealed low morale, funding shortfalls and poor support has . . .
08/12/2021: Exploring Media Literacy
“We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a free online event with TikTok taking place on 8th December 1 – 3pm, exclusively for professionals. . .
26/01/2022: Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age
Safeguarding young people today requires all practitioners to be up to speed with the changing nature of risks that are online, as digital technology. . .
08/02/2022: Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2022 will be celebrated on 8th February with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
From gaming. . .
19/11/2021: The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
“Our second major inquiry, ‘The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability’ will ask whether reforming public services can address the. . .
11/11/2021: Online Harms Experienced by Children and Young People: ‘Acceptable use’ and regulation
In light of the increased amount of time children and young people (CYP) have been spending online during the COVID-19 lockdowns, the Catch22 Online. . .
05/11/2021: Out of sight: Girls in the Children and Young People’s Secure Estate
Evidence suggests that girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE) are a highly vulnerable group. Like boys, their pathways into. . .
Not In Our Community
Developed with young people, Not In Our Community means working together to protect against grooming and exploitation. Not In Our Community is. . .
Winston’s Wish is a childhood bereavement charity in the UK. The charity offers a wide range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children,. . .
Lonely not alone
Take a step into the Lonely Not Alone universe, a safe place for young people to share stories, find our tribe and discover the one small step that. . .