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28/09/2022: Just one in five teachers confident in delivering lessons to tackle sexual harassment

Most teachers lack the confidence to deliver lessons around countering harmful sexual behaviour and sexual harassment, a report is warning. Among secondary school teachers, just 19 per cent said they . . . were confident enough to advise pupils on these subjects within sex and relationships education (SRE) lessons.
Children and Young People Now

27/09/2022: ‘I’m just not good enough’: Words from ‘depressive’ Instagram post were used in note Molly Russell left behind, inquest hears

Molly Russell left behind a note quoting an Instagram post which said ‘I’m just not good enough’ before taking her life, an inquest heard yesterday. Oliver Sanders KC, the Russell family’s lawyer, . . . suggested the ‘dreadful, disgusting’ content the 14-year-old viewed on the platform, had ‘influenced’ her real-world actions.
Daily Mail

27/09/2022: Keeping Young People In Contact With The Justice System Safe

Last Friday (23 September 2022), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation published the latest in their Research and Analysis Bulletin series: The identification of safety concerns relating to . . . children. A key objective for those delivering youth offending services is to keep children and other people safe, which sits alongside and supports the all-important nurturing and strengths-focused work that helps children to realise their potential.
Russell Webster

27/09/2022: DfE names Kelly Tolhurst as minister for schools and childhood

Kelly Tolhurst has been named as the Department for Education’s new minister for schools and childhood. Tolhurst, MP for Rochester and Strood, who was deputy chief whip at the Treasury, will take on . . . responsibilities previously shared between the roles of children’s minister and schools minister.
Children and Young People Now

27/09/2022: Psychiatrist ‘unable to sleep’ after seeing material viewed by Molly Russell

A child psychiatrist has told the inquest into Molly Russell’s death he was unable to sleep well for “a few weeks” after seeing social media content viewed by the teenager before she killed herself. . . . Dr Navin Venugopal told North London coroner’s court the self-harm content viewed by Molly before her death was “very disturbing” and “distressing”.
Guardian

26/09/2022: What’s It Like Being Addicted To Gambling?

True to life, even a gambling addiction has to start somewhere. I suppose my actual beginning was when I was very young and waiting outside the bookmakers for my uncle to place his bets on the days . . . horse racing. Betting shops were seen as dark places, filled with smoke and old men who had nothing better to do. I guess this would be my beginning, but in those days you had to be 18 to enter, just like today.
Russell Webster

26/09/2022: Why language matters: “hidden” in plain sight

“Hidden men” and “invisible fathers” are terms often used in response to the idea that male caregivers in a child’s life can sometimes be excluded from services or overlooked by professionals working . . . with children and their families.
NSPCC

26/09/2022: TikTok may be fined £27m for failing to protect children

TikTok could face a £27m fine for failing to protect children’s privacy when they’re using the platform. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the video-sharing platform may have . . . processed the data of under-13s without appropriate consent.
BBC

26/09/2022: Children’s happiness continues to decline, annual wellbeing survey reveals

One in nine children have poor wellbeing and their happiness in life continues to decline, the Children’s Society’s annual Good Childhood Report has revealed. The charity’s annual report, based on . . . analysis collected from 2,100 children whose families are taking part in the long-running Understanding Society project, shows that six percent of 10- to 15-year-olds say they are unhappy with life as a whole, up from four per cent a decade ago.
Children and Young People Now

26/09/2022: How a back-to-basics approach to Signs of Safety is helping social workers embrace the model

Community Care

26/09/2022: Ofsted raises concerns over use of restraints on pupils in special needs school

Guardian

25/09/2022: Schools in England warn of crisis of ‘heartbreaking’ rise in hungry children

Guardian

25/09/2022: Up to £5m funding to support county lines victims

BBC

24/09/2022: Oxfordshire teen arrested in police hacking investigation

BBC

24/09/2022: Molly Russell inquest: Instagram clips seen by teen ‘most distressing’

BBC

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Youth Justice

27/09/2022: Keeping Young People In Contact With The Justice System Safe

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21/09/2022: “Dysfunctional” Custody System Failing Girls

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21/09/2022: Howard League responds to inspection reports on girls in custody

The Howard League for Penal Reform

16/09/2022: Neurodiversity And The Revolving Door Of Crisis And Crime

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Trauma informed

26/08/2022: Special Report: Trauma-Informed Services

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24/06/2022: Young people laud youth work role in tackling trauma

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13/06/2022: Call for specialist teams to prevent early childhood trauma

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04/05/2022: Police force launches trauma-informed care for children in custody

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Care experience

22/09/2022: PCCs urged to step up support for care-experienced young people

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08/09/2022: Foster carer recruitment appeal launches amid surge in demand

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07/09/2022: Call for independent visitor scheme to be extended to age 25

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01/09/2022: DfE appoints MacAlister to advise on care review implementation

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Safeguarding

27/09/2022: Psychiatrist ‘unable to sleep’ after seeing material viewed by Molly Russell

Guardian

26/09/2022: Why language matters: “hidden” in plain sight

NSPCC

21/09/2022: Online Safety Bill to return as soon as possible

BBC

30/08/2022: Investigation into alleged child grooming gang in Hull reopened to look at ‘number of lines of inquiry’

Sky

Exploitation

30/08/2022: Investigation into alleged child grooming gang in Hull reopened to look at ‘number of lines of inquiry’

Sky

15/08/2022: Record number of children referred as victims of trafficking

Children and Young People Now

03/07/2022: Human traffickers ‘using UK universities as cover’

Guardian

09/06/2022: Legal guide on Child Criminal Exploitation updated

Youth Justice Legal Centre

Online Safety

27/09/2022: ‘I’m just not good enough’: Words from ‘depressive’ Instagram post were used in note Molly Russell left behind, inquest hears

Daily Mail

27/09/2022: Psychiatrist ‘unable to sleep’ after seeing material viewed by Molly Russell

Guardian

26/09/2022: TikTok may be fined £27m for failing to protect children

BBC

24/09/2022: Oxfordshire teen arrested in police hacking investigation

BBC

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

28/09/2022: Just one in five teachers confident in delivering lessons to tackle sexual harassment

Children and Young People Now

25/07/2022: Responding to Scenarios – Advice from the Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service

South West Grid for Learning

11/07/2022: The Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service – Supporting Professionals Throughout England

South West Grid for Learning

23/06/2022: Disadvantaged girls ‘feel most pressure’ to share nude pictures

Children and Young People Now

Drugs

25/09/2022: Up to £5m funding to support county lines victims

BBC

24/09/2022: Catch22 to provide support for victims of County Lines exploitation

Catch-22

21/09/2022: Cannabis sweets ‘marketed at children’ being widely sold on social media

Sky

08/09/2022: Drop In Children’s Smoking And Drug Use

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Diversity

21/09/2022: “Dysfunctional” Custody System Failing Girls

Russell Webster

12/09/2022: Delay launch of new SEND inspection framework say children’s services leaders

Children and Young People Now

03/09/2022: ‘They just want parents to go away’: complaints soar as special needs schooling crisis spirals

Guardian

20/08/2022: Pronouns, loos and uniforms: how schools became the gender wars frontline

Guardian

Health

28/09/2022: Just one in five teachers confident in delivering lessons to tackle sexual harassment

Children and Young People Now

27/09/2022: ‘I’m just not good enough’: Words from ‘depressive’ Instagram post were used in note Molly Russell left behind, inquest hears

Daily Mail

26/09/2022: Children’s happiness continues to decline, annual wellbeing survey reveals

Children and Young People Now

25/09/2022: Schools in England warn of crisis of ‘heartbreaking’ rise in hungry children

Guardian

Education

28/09/2022: Just one in five teachers confident in delivering lessons to tackle sexual harassment

Children and Young People Now

27/09/2022: DfE names Kelly Tolhurst as minister for schools and childhood

Children and Young People Now

26/09/2022: Ofsted raises concerns over use of restraints on pupils in special needs school

Guardian

25/09/2022: Schools in England warn of crisis of ‘heartbreaking’ rise in hungry children

Guardian

Domestic Violence

12/09/2022: Domestic Violence Perpetrators And Neurodiversity

Russell Webster

28/03/2022: Tip-off plan to expose wife beaters as Priti Patel prepares to announce national register of domestic abusers

Daily Mail

18/02/2022: SmartWater: The forensic spray helping keep women safe

Children and Young People Now

02/02/2022: Warning over gaps in support for child victims of domestic abuse

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