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Posts Tagged ‘Child Protection Reference’

Is your safeguarding training certificate up-to-date for 2018?

If you can’t remember the last time you took a safeguarding training course, whether it was online or a face-to-face session, it’s highly likely you’re in need of an update. Most safeguarding training certificates expire after 1, 2, or 3 years (depending on factors including the sector you work in, the responsibilities of your job…

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3 Important Online Safety Tips for Parents and Professionals

Over the past 10 years, the internet has developed to such an extent that some parents and carers feel their knowledge of how to make laptops, smartphones, tablets and even games consoles safe for their children is just not good enough anymore. If you feel this way, we don’t blame you. Apps get updated on…

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Characteristics of children in need.

The Department of Education has published the latest statistics on children in need, in England, for the year 2015 -2016. This data gives an insight into the children, who are referred to and assessed by children’s social services, and the issues they face. Gender The gender remained similar to previous years with 52.7% of those…

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Safeguarding in multi-faith communities.

Do you sometimes feel unsure about dealing with child protection issues when working with children and parents of different faiths?  Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect regardless of faith and culture. However, having a greater understanding of different faiths and cultures can…

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New NHS guidance on child sexual behaviour

NICE Guidance – Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people published in Sept 2016 provides guidelines covering children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour. The guidance has been developed because research indicates that many children and young people charged with criminal offences relating to harmful sexual behaviour had previously been referred to children’s services. But…

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Report says Health Professionals should screen for FGM

Recent guidelines, produced by the Royal Colleges of Midwives, Nursing and Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, say health professionals should identify girls at risk of FGM as early as possible. The report : recommends a publicity campaign to raise awareness of the issue. reminds healthcare staff they have a legal duty to protect girls. recommends that in areas…

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Hackney Council failure

The Health and Social Services Department of Hackney Council have been condemned by a coroner for “serious and cumulative” failures in a case which led to the deaths of two children in January 2007. The children were the subject of a child protection case and were being raised by their father although they had regular…

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Responding to concerns over child protection

Everybody has a duty to report suspicions or disclosures of abuse, and by not doing so is a failure in your duty of care. However difficult it may seem, you must make known your concerns of child abuse. You have a duty to share information regarding any concerns which you may have about a child…

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BBC’s Children in Need Appeal

Last Friday evening saw the annual BBC Children in Need appeal. The appeal raised over £26 million on the night, a number which will undoubtedly rise. The face of the television appeal is Sir Terry Wogan and he launched the evening and addressed viewers during the evening, whilst introducing an item supporting those who are…

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Stoke council receives fine

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has implemented new security systems following a breach of confidentiality after a solicitor acting on its behalf of the authority sent 11 emails about a child protection case to the wrong person. The incident occurred in December 2011. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that the solicitor was in breach of the…

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