January 2016

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Serious case reviews

Serious case reviews from 2015 can be viewed -->
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‘Protecting children from harm’ by the Children’s Commissioner

Results from the Children's Commissioner's inquiry into child sex abuse within the family and its network in England have been published in a new repo...
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Sexuality for young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions

‘Together for Short Lives’ charity and The Open University have issued guidance ‘Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships: Guidance and st...
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DBS Updates

November 2015's update newsletter from the The Disclosure and Barring Service includes:
  • EU criminal record checks: The DBS have launched ...
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Ofsted: School Inspection Update

Ofsted have published an update about inspections. Elements that refer to safeguarding are: creating a culture and ethos of healthy eating; and the co...
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Service standards for DBS checks, referrals and barring

Disclosure and Barring Services has announced service standards (8 Jan 2016):
  • DBS checks: will aim for 95% of all disclosures to be issue...
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Online grooming cases increase by almost 50%

Parents warned to be aware of internet safety when buying Christmas gifts after ChildLine revealed a huge rise in contacts from children worried about...
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1001 Critical Days manifesto relaunched in Parliament

Members of Parliament from across eight different parties have put their continued support behind policy that shows that the first 1001 days of a chil...
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Children plagued by low self-esteem and loneliness

Recently released results show a 9% increase of counselling sessions for children with low self-esteem, according to ChildLine as the service marks 3...