Thursday 25th February 2016
The government has released its response to the Youth Select Committee's report on young people's mental health in which it sets out actions relating to each of the report's recommendations.
Source: Youth Select Committee http://www.parliament.uk/
Children and Young People reports that figures revealed in Parliament show that were 197,700 child protection assessments where domestic violence was identified as a 'relevant factor'.
Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Children and Young People Now reports that figures revealed in Parliament show that were 197,700 child protection assessments where domestic violence was identified as a 'relevant factor'. The government is due to publish a refreshed cross-government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy 'shortly'.
Source: Children & Young People Now http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/
Friday 5th February 2016
In November 2015, the Railway Children, a charity that helps young people who go missing, launched a report on the social value of Return Home Interviews and follow-up support for young people who have been missing from home or care. A one page summary and the full report can be viewed at: www.railwaychildren.org.uk/
Wednesday 27th January 2016
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announces package of measures to protect children from extremism. You can read the rest of the press release here and you can access the new government website 'educate against the hate' to find more information about how parents, teachers and school leaders can protect children from radical views
Monday 11th January 2016
The Department for Education is consulting on measures to keep children safe at home and online. They include: appropriate filters and monitoring so that children cannot access harmful content via the school's IT systems and concerns are spotted quickly. Consultation closes on 16 February 2016. Read more about the proposed changes here
Source: Department for Education
There are now a range of resources available that you can access to help parents, carers and professionals who work with children to keep them safe online;
1. Read this practical guide by UKCCiS for parents and carers whose children use social media
2. Are you a Social Media and Interactive Services provider? Read this UKCCiS guide on how you can make your services safer for young people
3. Use Thinkuknow to find age sensitive information about being safe online as well as information for parents and carers too
4. Take the Google Internet Legends Tour for primary school children and families
5. Do you work with children? Take an online introductory course in safeguarding children online commissioned by the NSPCC
Monday 11th January 2016
Child neglect is still the most common form of abuse, and the NSPCC Spotlight on Neglect report contains research on child neglect, evaluations of assessment tools and services and new evidence of what works to prevent child neglect.