Public Health - effective interventions to prevent child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation
Child sexual exploitation: literature search
Public Health England (PHE) has published a literature search to identify the latest international research about effective interventions to prevent child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.
Date: 11 July 2017
LSCB FGM Awareness event 10 July 2017 - book a place
Safeguarding in the voluntary and community sector new NSPCC publications
The NSPCC has published updated editions of two safeguarding publications: Standards and guidance for the voluntary and community sector in England is designed to help non-statutory organisations put in place clear safeguarding arrangements for children, young people and young adults up to the age of 25; and Are they safe?: a safeguarding guide for group leaders in the voluntary and community sector, which provides a range of activities, support or services, from arts activities and hobbies to faith-based education or community work.
Duty of Care in Sport report with recommendations on safeguarding
Serious case reviews: guidance for judges
Children & Young People Now reports that Sir James Munby, president of the high court’s family division, has written guidance setting out the extent to which judges and magistrates can participate in serious case reviews in England.
Source: Children & Young People Now Date: 04 May 2017
Further information: President’s guidance: judicial cooperation with serious case reviews (PDF)
Child sexual abuse in the family
The University of Bedfordshire in partnership with the NSPCC has published a report looking at children’s experiences of help-seeking and support after sexual abuse in the family. Findings from interviews with 53 children aged between 5 and 19 across England along with focus groups and a survey of wider groups of children show that: professionals often fail to pick up signs of child sexual abuse; many victims wait months or years before accessing appropriate therapeutic support; young people are more likely to disclose experiences of sexual abuse to peers than professionals; children’s familial ties to the perpetrator have significant implications for the impacts on families; disabled children and young people, those from some minority ethnic communities, boys and young men and care experienced children and young people face additional barriers to identification or disclosure, and accessing services.
Source: NSPCC Date: 19 April 2017
Further information: Making noise: children’s voices for positive change after sexual abuse (PDF)
Joint targeted area inspections to focus on children living with neglect
Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, and HM Inspectorate of Probation have announced a series of six joint targeted area inspections (JTAI) to examine how local partner agencies, including local authorities, health and probation services and the police, are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect in England. The inspections, starting in May 2017, will focus on the experiences of children aged between 7 and 15 years old, who may be at higher risk of going missing or being exploited, or who exhibit challenging behaviours in adolescence. Guidance for inspectors has been published.
Source: Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, and HM Inspectorate of Probation Date: 18 April 2017
Free child protection e-learning for voluntary and community groups
Sutton LSCB FGM referral and assessment guidance issued
Sutton LSCB has published FGM referral and assessment guidance which can be downloaded here
Children Society Report on Troubled Teens
Children Society launches Report on Troubled Teens
The Children’s Society recently launched a new report, ‘Troubled Teens: A study of the links between parenting and adolescent neglect’. Please click here to read the full report and a summary or the policy and practice briefing which accompanies the report.