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Social workers urged to support fathers at risk of causing harm to children

Social workers, midwives and health visitors are being urged to provide more support to fathers following an independent review into safeguarding children under one year old from non-accidental injury caused by male carers.

The independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s latest review looks at the lives of babies who were known or suspected to have [...]

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Child sexual abuse found in most major religions in UK

‘Blatant hypocrisy and moral failing of religions’ has been highlighted following an investigation which found child sexual abuse had been found in most major religions in the UK.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse report ‘Child protection in religious organisations and settings’ examined evidence received from 38 religious organisations with a presence in England [...]

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Significant shift needed in adoption system

There should be a significant shift in thinking about the adoption system in order to provide better support for some of England’s most vulnerable children, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Adoption and Permanence has urged.

Following a three-month inquiry, the APPGAP has launched a report calling for a system-wide move from ‘family finding’, the [...]

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Helpline for victims of sexual abuse receives 650 contacts

The helpline launched in response to the allegations of sexual assaults in schools on the Everyone’s Invited website has received 650 contacts from concerned people in the five months since it was launched.

The helpline, run by the NSPCC, was commissioned by the Department for Education after the Everyone’s Invited website set up for victims [...]

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Commission launched by Anne Longfield to prevent young people being targeted for gangs

A year-long commission to develop a new system to stop the ‘conveyor belt’ of vulnerable young people becoming involved in gangs and the criminal justice system has been established by the former children’s commissioner for England Anne Longfield.

The Commission on Young Lives will devise a new and achievable national system of support, focused on [...]

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Social workers urged not to leave registration renewal until last minute

Social workers wishing to continue practising can now apply to renew their registration with the regulator Social Work England.

Renewal of registration can be completed with three simple steps: firstly, submit an application via your online account, secondly pay the registration fee and finally, record one piece of Continued Professional Development.

The deadline for submission of [...]

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Social workers urged to support fathers at risk of causing harm to children

16/09/2021

Social workers, midwives and health visitors are being urged to provide more support to fathers following an independent review into safeguarding children under one year old from non-accidental injury caused by male carers.

The independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s latest review looks at the lives of babies who were known or suspected to have [...]

Read Full Story

Child sexual abuse found in most major religions in UK

16/09/2021

‘Blatant hypocrisy and moral failing of religions’ has been highlighted following an investigation which found child sexual abuse had been found in most major religions in the UK.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse report ‘Child protection in religious organisations and settings’ examined evidence received from 38 religious organisations with a presence in England [...]

Read Full Story

Significant shift needed in adoption system

15/09/2021

There should be a significant shift in thinking about the adoption system in order to provide better support for some of England’s most vulnerable children, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Adoption and Permanence has urged.

Following a three-month inquiry, the APPGAP has launched a report calling for a system-wide move from ‘family finding’, the [...]

Read Full Story
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