LOCKDOWN 3: JANUARY 2021
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Zoom Ready? Or not....

Zoom is fantastic, don't get me wrong. But have you ever woken up like this? Only for your boss to say: "Zoom in 10?"

Oh yes please....

Zoom ready, right?

So I've had three kids to get ready and sort out breakfast for, I've worked two hours before they woke up, I'm getting to me, honestly... it could be worse...

It's uncanny, I know...

Which leaves me screaming: "Kids...out the way... mummy needs make up.... in abundance!!"

"Hey boss - I even colour co-ordinated my hair with your top!"

Note to self: Ask for amendment to staff handbook - 30 minute advance warning for all Zoom calls!

At least I don't play golf...

Happy Bank Holiday!

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Knowledge & Resources

Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

Progress in production of code for civil claimants of child sexual abuse

26/02/2021

Work is underway for a code to be produced for the benefit of claimants who are bringing civil claims for child sexual abuse.

In its Accountability and Reparations Inquiry , the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recommended that The International Underwriting Association of London should take the lead in the production of a code [...]

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Bill introduced to see all crimes committed by under-18s dealt with in youth courts

25/02/2021

A bill has been introduced to Parliament which would ensure that all children are dealt with by the youth courts rather than the adult courts if the alleged crime is carried out before the child reaches 18.

Rob Butler, former magistrate in both adult and youth courts, a member of the Youth Justice Board, a non-executive [...]

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Rise in parental drug and alcohol misuse since first lockdown

24/02/2021

The NSPCC has seen a rapid increase in contacts from members of the public that children are being put at risk as a result of parental drug and alcohol misuse.

Since April 2020, the number of people contacting the children’s charity with concerns about drug and alcohol misuse among parents has risen by 66%. Between January [...]

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