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Young Carers in School: Guidance for Schools (Covid-19)

Added: 24/09/2020 at 8:46 am Category: Education, Health/Wellbeing

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it is critical that all professionals working with children and young people are aware of the needs and risks of young carers. The Young Carers in Schools Programme has consulted young carers, schools and carers services and created a succinct PDF guide and an all-staff briefing PowerPoint presentation for all schools to use, to inform their response to the needs of young carers at this time.

How safe are our children?

Added: 03/09/2020 at 10:00 am 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.

Tips for when you come into contact with young people

Added: 25/08/2020 at 8:39 am Category: Crime/ASB

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has worked with their youth panel to develop a guide for officers coming into contact with young people.

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

Added: 17/08/2020 at 9:21 am Category: 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: 10/08/2020 at 3:06 pm Category: Crime/ASB, Drugs, Education, Online Safety, 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.

Leaders Unlocked: Policing the Pandemic

Added: 20/07/2020 at 3:43 pm Category: Health/Wellbeing

Policing the Pandemic is youth-led study that seeks to provide a snapshot of young people’s views and experiences of policing during lockdown. Between May and June 2020, the project gathered views from over 3900 young people across England and Wales.

Youth Violence Commission Final Report

Added: 20/07/2020 at 9:47 am Category: Crime/ASB

Since the production of this report in March 2020, the world has faced the unprecedented threat of COVID-19. In light of this unique situation, we felt it was important to add an addendum to our original report addressing the impact of COVID-19 and implications for our findings and recommendations.

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

Added: 15/07/2020 at 8:41 am Category: Health/Wellbeing, Safeguarding

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.

Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online

Added: 22/06/2020 at 9:06 am Category: Online Safety

Covid-19 has affected the lives of billions of people across the world, with unprecedented peacetime restrictions imposed. The reaction has been an extraordinary digital migration; a migration online to maintain some form of normality in terms of social, economic, entertainment and learning. In this resource, David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) looks at the expectations and effects COVID-19 has had towards children online. This report breaks down the key findings:

Covid-19 and early intervention: Understanding the impact, preparing for recovery

Added: 18/06/2020 at 9:04 am Category: Health/Wellbeing, Safeguarding

This report highlights the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown on local services for children and families, based on the experiences of service leaders and head teachers, and explores their responses to both the immediate challenges and the major challenges on the horizon, as the country moves towards recovery.

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