Overlooked: Why we should be doing more to support families and friends affected by someone else’s drinking, drug use or gambling.

Added: 05/11/2021 Category: Drugs, Family, Gambling

This latest research looks at the number of people negatively impacted by someone else’s drinking, drug taking or gambling. In line with our 2019 research which looked at families affected by substance use, Adfam found that 5.5 million people are currently dealing with the negative impacts of a friend or family member’s drinking, drug talking or gambling

Still not safe

Added: 06/02/2021 Category: Drugs, Violence

This report shows that the vast majority of Local Authorities do not have a sufficient grip on the drivers for youth violence in their areas, nor do they have a cogent strategy to reduce risk factors in vulnerable cohorts. Most were not tracking local school exclusions – widely acknowledged as a trigger for a significant escalation of risk for children. Drug misuse is also a key risk factor for gang exploitation, however the numbers of children accessing drug treatment has fallen by 41% nationally.

When to call the police: Guidance for schools & colleges (NPCC)

Added: 07/08/2020 Category: Drugs, Education, Online, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This advice is for school and college staff with responsibility for behaviour management, including designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, head teachers and senior leadership teams in schools and colleges in England. This advice covers incidents on school and college premises where students have potentially committed a crime. It provides guidance on what schools and colleges should bear in mind when considering contacting the police.

Gangs and Exploitation: A youth work response to COVID-19

Added: 20/05/2020 Category: ASB, Drugs, Coronavirus

This report builds on the insights from NYA’s ‘Out of Sight?’ research (April 2020) on the vulnerabilities of young people caused or exacerbated by COVID-19. Here, we take a deeper look at the scale of and response to gang- associated activity, the exploitation of young people through lockdown and the impact of COVID-19.

We’re all in this together?

Added: 23/04/2020 Category: Drugs, Professionalism, Safeguarding, Coronavirus

The Children’s Commissioner’s local area profiles of child vulnerability provide a way for councils to understand which groups of children are likely to be at risk under lockdown, and how many children in their area fall into those groups. It also provides a framework for central government to target additional resources at the areas most in need.

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines

Added: 08/11/2018 Category: County Lines, Drugs, Violence

This guidance outlines what county lines (and associated criminal exploitation) is, signs to look for in potential victims, and what to do about it. It does not provide information about the entirety of the county lines issue. The document is a supplement to an organisation’s existing safeguarding policies, to help identify and protect those exploited through this criminal activity.

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