CONTENT: DOCUMENTS (SAFEGUARDING)

Turning the tide against online child sexual abuse (The Police Foundation)

Added: 19/07/2022 Category: Online, Safeguarding

The internet has enabled the production and consumption of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) on an industrial scale. It has also created new opportunities for adults to sexually abuse and exploit children. The volume of online child sexual abuse offences is now so great that it has simply overwhelmed the ability of law enforcement agencies, internationally, to respond.

Finding out your child has been harmed through technology assisted Child Sexual Abuse

Added: 29/06/2022 Category: Family, Online, Safeguarding

As parents we want to keep our children safe and protected from harm. It is one of the primary drivers of being a parent – the balance between allowing our children to develop into independent adults, while protecting them from as much hurt as possible. But despite our best intentions, harm happens and sometimes we have to face the unimaginable truth that our child has been sexually abused. When this happens it is normal and natural to experience a range of emotions and responses that can be extremely difficult to process and manage. This leaflet is for parents in this situation.

Keeping children safe in education 2022 Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

Added: 25/05/2022 Category: Education, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (‘the Department’) issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (as amended), the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015 and the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (as amended). Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

How is Together for Childhood bringing about change for local communities?

Added: 16/05/2022 Category: Safeguarding

Imagine a community where all children are safe from abuse. Where every child gets the best start in life and has trusted adults they can turn to for support. Where every adult takes responsibility for keeping children safe in their community and knows where to get advice and support if they are worried about a child. Where every organisation working with children comes together to keep children safe.

Supporting parents and carers: A guide for those working with families affected by child sexual abuse

Added: 23/03/2022 Category: Family, Safeguarding

This guide is designed to help professionals understand more about how child sexual abuse affects parents and their children, so that they can support them effectively. It includes situations where the child has been sexually abused by an adult or adults or experienced another child’s harmful sexual behaviour, whether this has taken place inside or outside their family environment. It explores the impact of child sexual abuse carried out in different contexts, and how such abuse can affect families differently. It explains why parents need to receive a supportive response from professionals, and what this involves, and it provides lists of resources and sources of support for professionals to support their work and share with the parents they are working with.

Child sexual exploitation by organised networks

Added: 01/02/2022 Category: Exploitation, Professionalism, Safeguarding

The sexual exploitation of children by networks is not a rare problem confined to a small number of areas with high-profile criminal cases. It is a crime which involves the sexual abuse of children in the most degrading and destructive ways, by multiple perpetrators.

Appropriate Language in Relation to Child Exploitation

Added: 20/01/2022 Category: Exploitation, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This document seeks to provide guidance to professionals on the appropriate use of language when discussing children and their experience of exploitation in a range of contexts.
These include when speaking directly with or discussing children, within recording and case management systems and when delivering relevant training or other learning interventions.

Out of Harm’s Way: A new care system to protect vulnerable teenagers at risk of exploitation and crime’

Added: 29/12/2021 Category: Professionalism, Safeguarding

Anne Longfield, chair of the Commission on Young Lives, is today (Wednesday 29th December) publishing ‘Out of Harm’s Way: A new care system to protect vulnerable teenagers at risk of exploitation and crime’, the first report of a year-long series of reports into teenagers at risk. The Commission launched in September 2021 and is hosted by the Oasis Charitable Trust.

Child trafficking in the UK 2021: a snapshot

Added: 23/12/2021 Category: Exploitation, Safeguarding

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have launched a report providing an outline of child trafficking in the UK between October 2020 and October 2021. The report provides the latest data, policy developments and examples of both promising practice and challenges faced by practitioners.

Police disruption of child sexual abuse: Findings from a national survey of frontline personnel and strategic leads for safeguarding

Added: 20/12/2021 Category: Professionalism, Safeguarding

This research study was commissioned by the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) to explore the ways in which police forces across England and Wales seek to disrupt child sexual abuse.

Sexual Abuse Online Helping my autistic child

Added: 09/12/2021 Category: Health, Safeguarding

ACT and The Marie Collins Foundation have collaborated to produce a resource to help parents and children understand various online risks.
The resource is a leaflet called “Sexual Abuse Online – Helping My Autistic Child.” It’s available as an online PDF, but you can also contact ACT or The Marie Collins Foundation to request a hard copy.

Punishing Abuse Children in the West Midlands Criminal Justice System

Added: 01/12/2021 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Professionalism, Safeguarding, Youth Justice

We know that the local authorities, schools, police, other vital public services and organisations within our essential voluntary and community sectors, are working tirelessly to improve the lives of children across the West Midlands. A crucial part of this is their work to help some of our most vulnerable children cope with the fallout from poverty, and, sadly experiences of trauma.

I wanted to be heard: Young women in the criminal justice system at risk of violence, abuse and exploitation

Added: 23/09/2021 Category: Professionalism, Safeguarding, Youth Justice

This briefing paper is about young women aged 17–25 in contact with the criminal justice system and their experiences of violence, abuse and exploitation which are often overlooked. In particular, it highlights the experiences of Black and minoritised young woman and young women with experience of the care system as both groups are over- represented in the criminal justice system.

Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football 1970-2005

Added: 17/03/2021 Category: Safeguarding

The FA has today published Clive Sheldon QC’s independent report into allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse in football.

Keeping children safe in education (2020): Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

Added: 28/01/2021 Category: Education, Safeguarding

Update – January 2021 (Post EU Exit). This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (the department) issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

Added: 22/01/2021 Category: Professionalism, Safeguarding

The Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy sets out our whole-system response to all forms of child sexual abuse. This strategy is the first of its kind in setting out the government’s vision for preventing, tackling and responding to child sexual abuse in all its forms, whether it is committed in person or online, in families or communities, here in this country or overseas.

Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people

Added: 23/12/2020 Category: Education, Online, Safeguarding

This advice is for designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, headteachers and senior leadership teams in schools and educational establishments in England. Other members of staff should see a one-page summary on how to manage incidents available on the UK Council for Internet Safety’s (UKCIS’) website. This document may also act as good practice advice for out-of-school settings providing education for children and young people in England (e.g. extracurricular clubs, youth organisations and providers).

At last there is someone I can talk to

Added: 11/12/2020 Category: Domestic Abuse, Health, Safeguarding

Children are to be recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the new Domestic Abuse Bill. When the Bill receives Royal Assent, the Government, organisations and professionals who come into contact with children will need to demonstrate the ways in which this recognition has changed and improved the services and support that are available for the children in their care.

How safe are our children?

Added: 26/08/2020 Category: Safeguarding

An overview of data on abuse of adolescents – Since 2013, our annual How safe are our children? report has compiled and analysed data from across the UK to show the current child protection landscape. In 2020, for the first time, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) took on this task. We took this opportunity to refocus our annual report. This year we’ve looked in more detail at statistics relating to abuse perpetrated against adolescents. We’ve also included an overview of emerging data on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the safety of children and young people in the UK.

A review of what works in multi-agency decision making and the implications for child victims of trafficking

Added: 14/08/2020 Category: Professionalism, Safeguarding

ECPAT UK and the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner have produced a review into models of multi-agency decision making in the UK. A review of what works in multi-agency decision making and the implications for child victims of trafficking makes recommendations for best practice in multi-agency decision making for child victims of trafficking, including potential future devolved decision-making in the National Referral Mechanism.

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.

Building a country that works for all children post covid-19 (ADCS Discussion Paper)

Added: 14/07/2020 Category: Safeguarding, Coronavirus

All communities and every aspect of children’s services have been affected by Covid-19, however, experiences have varied greatly, and for some, this period will have been exceedingly difficult and traumatic. The purpose of this short discussion paper is three-fold: to put children, young people and their lived experiences of Covid-19 front and centre in national recovery planning; to articulate what is needed to restore the public support services they rely on; and, to capture the positives and gains made during a very complex national, and indeed, global emergency.

Report Harmful Content Launch Annual Report

Added: 13/05/2020 Category: Online, Safeguarding

Report Harmful Content has just released its annual report into the findings surrounding harmful content online. This report presents results of mixed-methods research carried out on all cases dealt within the first year of operation (January 2019-December 2019). In the year analysed, the RHC website received 9,282 visitors and practitioners dealt with 164 unique cases. The service’s popularity rapidly increased in September, following the official service launch, and continued to grow until the end of the year.

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.

Learning about online sexual harm

Added: 30/11/2019 Category: Online, Safeguarding

This research was commissioned by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (the Inquiry), as part of its investigation into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation facilitated by the internet.

Keeping children safe in education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

Added: 01/10/2019 Category: Education, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (the department) issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

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