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19/04/2021: Priti Patel: Facebook encryption plan ‘must not hamper child protection’

Facebook’s plans to roll out encryption across its messaging services could jeopardise ongoing work to combat child abuse, the Home Secretary is to warn. Such encryption means only the sender and recipient can read messages. “We cannot allow a situation where law enforcement’s ability to tackle abhorrent criminal acts and protect victims is severely hampered,” Priti Patel will tell a charity-hosted event. Facebook says its plans for wider encryption protects users’ privacy.

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19/04/2021: Facebook encryption plans will hit fight against child abuse, warns Patel

NSPCC fears end-to-end encryption of messages will make tools that identify grooming and images of abuse useless. Home secretary Priti Patel will call for tech companies including Facebook to “live up to their moral duty” and do more to safeguard children in a roundtable discussion about end-to-end message encryption.

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18/04/2021: Would universities call parents in a mental health crisis?

“I got a knock on the door at 2.45 in the morning,” says Lee Fryatt. It was the police. His son Daniel, a 19-year-old student at Bath Spa University, had taken his own life. “What you learn once you suffer a loss like suicide is that it’s only other people who have experienced it who have got any comprehension of just how devastating it is. “I’ve described it as grief turned up to the max, up to the point it’s splitting your ears.”

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17/04/2021: How schools can support pupils who have lost a parent

Bereavement can be a difficult subject to discuss in an educational setting and many teachers might feel that they are not adequately equipped to help pupils who are grieving the loss of a parent. Of course, every situation is unique and no child’s situation will benefit from a “one-size-fits-all” approach. However, schools can put a dedicated network of bereavement support in place so that no pupil is left behind during an already incredibly tough time in their life.

15/04/2021: Early intervention investment could save councils £7bn, researchers say

Councils in England with above-average rates of looked-after children could save a total of £7bn over the next decade by focusing on early intervention policies that target vulnerable families, . . . according to researchers. The research focuses on the long-term savings that can be achieved through early intervention strategies across four areas, which have a higher than England’s average rate of looked after children, which is 67 per 10,000 children.
Children and Young People Now

15/04/2021: Centrepoint unveils strategy to end youth homelessness by 2037

Youth homlessness charity Centrepoint has unveiled its new strategy aimed at eradicating youth homelessness by 2037. More than 120,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 faced homelessness . . . before the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2019/20, according to Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank.
Children and Young People Now

15/04/2021: The Impact Of Parental Conflict And Substance Misuse On Children

Literature review for DWP examines links between parental conflict and substance misuse and the impact on children’s outcomes.

Russell Webster

14/04/2021: LGBT homelessness: ‘I had to pretend to be straight’

BBC

14/04/2021: How the many small differences in looked-after children’s lives shape the inequalities they face as adults

Community Care

12/04/2021: Professionals support calls for Care Review to examine supervision orders

Children and Young People Now

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Coronavirus

08/04/2021: Rates of lockdown loneliness highest among young people Children and Young People Now
07/04/2021: Schools ‘a lifeline to many students’ in past year’ BBC
05/04/2021: LGBT teenagers ‘isolated and lonely’ in pandemic BBC
30/03/2021: A shrinking world: How a year of lockdown has hit young people’s mental health Sky

Education

18/04/2021: Would universities call parents in a mental health crisis? BBC
17/04/2021: How schools can support pupils who have lost a parent Times Education Supplement
07/04/2021: Schools ‘a lifeline to many students’ in past year’ BBC
01/04/2021: Our new helpline for people who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse in education NSPCC

Youth Justice

29/03/2021: Police chief warns of race crisis damaging effectiveness of policing Sky
26/03/2021: Campaign calls for ban on handcuffing children Children and Young People Now
26/03/2021: Poverty Is Driving Crime And Policing Makes It Worse Russell Webster
23/03/2021: Deal with school ‘rape culture’ firmly, says Ofsted Times Education Supplement

Family

17/04/2021: How schools can support pupils who have lost a parent Times Education Supplement

 15/04/2021: Centrepoint unveils strategy to end youth homelessness by 2037 Children and Young People Now

 15/04/2021: The Impact Of Parental Conflict And Substance Misuse On Children Russell Webster

 12/04/2021: Professionals support calls for Care Review to examine supervision orders Children and Young People Now

 

Safeguarding

19/04/2021: Priti Patel: Facebook encryption plan ‘must not hamper child protection’ BBC
19/04/2021: Facebook encryption plans will hit fight against child abuse, warns Patel Guardian
14/04/2021: LGBT homelessness: ‘I had to pretend to be straight’ BBC
08/04/2021: ifth of UK victims of criminal exploitation are children, research reveals Children and Young People Now

Technology

19/04/2021: Priti Patel: Facebook encryption plan ‘must not hamper child protection’ BBC
19/04/2021: Facebook encryption plans will hit fight against child abuse, warns Patel Guardian
07/04/2021: Gaming paedophile groomed victim with cryptocurrency BBC
26/03/2021: Facebook end-to-end encryption plans make stopping child abuse online harder NSPCC

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