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Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

Added: 25/01/2021 at 10:24 am Category: 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: 18/01/2021 at 8:35 am Category: Online Safety

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).

Adverse Childhood Experience Trauma Informed Multi-agency Early Action Together (ACE TIME) training: A 15-month police and partners

Added: 22/12/2020 at 8:23 am Category: Health/Wellbeing

Funded by the Home Office to deliver a national programme of change across Wales (2018-2020), the E.A.T programme is a unique collaboration between Public Health Wales (PHW), the four Welsh Police Forces and Police and Crime Commissioners, in partnership with Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and third sector organisations.

The Slang Dictionary

Added: 22/12/2020 at 10:32 am Category: Health/Wellbeing

This slang dictionary seeks to support parents, carers and professionals to better understand the language young people may be using and support them to safeguard young people.

Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: how to respond to an incident

Added: 18/01/2021 at 8:34 am Category: Online Safety

An overview for all staff working in education settings in England. This document provides a brief overview for frontline staff of how to respond to incidents where nudes and semi-nudes have been shared. All such incidents should be immediately reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or equivalent and managed in line with your setting’s child protection policies.

At last there is someone I can talk to

Added: 11/12/2020 at 10:45 am Category: Health/Wellbeing, Operation Encompass, 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.

‘Feeling heard’: partner agencies working together to make a difference for children with mental ill health

Added: 14/12/2020 at 1:48 pm Category: Health/Wellbeing

This report draws together findings from six joint targeted area inspections, focusing on the multi-agency response to children’s mental ill health. The findings in this report considers how local partnerships and services were responding to children and their families when children were living with mental ill health.

Autism: a guide for police officers and staff

Added: 08/12/2020 at 11:43 am Category: Health/Wellbeing

Autism affects more than one per cent of the population. You are therefore highly likely to encounter someone who is on the autism spectrum at some point in your policing career. This might include autistic people who aren’t yet diagnosed. This guide provides background information about autism and aims to help all police officers and staff who may come into contact with autistic people meet their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Northern Ireland), Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Northern Ireland Order 1989) and the Mental Health Act 1983 (Mental Health Northern Ireland Order 1986).

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.

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