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Female genital mutilation (FGM) – Know the signs

Female genital mutilation (commonly referred to as FGM) is a form of child abuse that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice is common in many cultures, with the largest number of reported cases occurring in African countries such as Egypt, Somalia and Sierra Leone. However, FGM…

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Why Taxi Drivers Need Safeguarding Training

You might think that safeguarding training is only important for people who work directly with children, young adults, and vulnerable people, but it’s actually very important to have a safeguarding certificate even if your job doesn’t always involve this. A perfect example of an industry where safeguarding training is very important but often overlooked would…

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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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Photography Policies at Sports Events

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Every child has a right to be safe when taking part in sports activities, so if you coach a team or lead a sports group, you should maintain an awareness of how to keep the children you work with as safe as possible. For many individuals who work in the Sports sector, a safeguarding concern…

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