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.