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Heightened risk of gang grooming for excluded children

The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield believes school exclusions may be contributing towards gang violence and so-called ‘gang grooming’ amongst children in the United Kingdom. “Anecdotally, people report that more children who aren’t in mainstream education are being marginalised and are more vulnerable to gangs, who are preying on them and grooming them. What I want…

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New Report: Growing Up Neglected

The government has released a new report titled ‘Growing up neglected: a multi-agency response to older children’ this month. The report aims to highlight the issues faced by thousands of older children suffering neglect in the UK right now. Some of the major findings from the report include: “The way agencies understand and deal with…

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What is safeguarding training?

It might seem like a simple question to some, but what is safeguarding training, and why should you have it? Safeguarding training (also sometimes referred to as child protection training) has been a legal requirement for all professions that come into close contact with children and vulnerable adults for many years. Safeguarding is the process…

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Does your child have a social media addiction?

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Does your child really have a social media addiction? The internet – and more specifically, social media platforms in the form of websites, apps, and gaming forums – dominate the lives of young people. While there’s still a large portion of the population who are entirely disconnected from the internet, the vast majority of young…

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What safeguarding training do I need as a Childminder?

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As a Childminder, it is your responsibility to keep the children in your care safe from harm, and to report any concerns you have that a child might be at risk. This means taking action to complete a safeguarding training course regularly, so that your safeguarding certificate is always up to date. Click here to…

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Visit our YouTube Channel for Free Safeguarding Resources!

Did you know, the Child Protection Company now has its own YouTube channel? That’s right! We recently launched our very own YouTube channel hosting all of our current safeguarding videos, with a long list of new content planned for the coming months. Check out our YouTube channel now by clicking here, to see the current…

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Are Child Protection Concerns a Class Issue?

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The BBC released an article last week that included findings to suggest that wealthier families use their privilege to opt out of child protection services, or to make social workers’ jobs more difficult to carry out. The findings came from a study carried out on social workers from 12 local authorities in the United Kingdom…

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Ofsted releases changes to its Early Years Compliance Handbook

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May 2018 Ofsted has released a list of changes to its Early Years Compliance Handbook, the publication which details their approach to enforcement work in the event that an Early Years provider is not meeting their statutory requirements. “This handbook sets out Ofsted’s policy and approach to its compliance and enforcement work for providers who…

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The Rise of Teenage Money Mules

Teenagers are being targeted by criminals in money laundering schemes wherein they are encouraged to give up their bank details in exchange for a percentage of illegal cash.   What is a money mule? Money mules are individuals who give up their bank account details—either intentionally or unknowingly—to allow criminals to deposit large sums of…

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