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How safe are our children?
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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Tips for when you come into contact with young people
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.
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A review of what works in multi-agency decision making and the implications for child victims of trafficking
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.
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When to call the police: Guidance for schools & colleges (NPCC)
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.
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