Adult survivors of child sexual abuse

  The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse has published a report on survivors’ experiences of accessing support services and of the criminal justice system...

Torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment

  The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a report on torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the UK, including sections on child trafficking and exploitation, child...

Child abuse in the Anglican Church

  The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published two case studies as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church. Recommendations include: the...

Category - Safeguarding

Adult survivors of child sexual abuse

  The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse has published a report on survivors’ experiences of accessing support services and of the criminal justice system. Findings from 365 respondents to an...

Child abuse in the Anglican Church

  The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published two case studies as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church. Recommendations include: the Church of England should introduce...

Obsessive–compulsive disorder and child safeguarding

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common psychiatric condition and many patients have childcare responsibilities. A small proportion have aggressive and sexual thoughts about their children. There is little risk that they will act on these...

Children missing from home or care

The Children’s Society has published new research on return home interviews (RHIs) (also known as debriefs) for children who go missing from home or care in England and Wales. Findings include: in areas of England that reported data just above 50%...

Child protection in religious settings

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has announced its new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings in England and Wales. The investigation will cover: religious settings such as mosques...

Unregistered schools

Ofsted has published new data about unregistered and illegal schools in England, highlighting that the lack of external oversight of safeguarding, health and safety, and quality of education of these schools could put children at risk. Findings...

Physical punishment

The Welsh Government has introduced the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill to the National Assembly. If passed, parents will no longer be permitted to physically punish their children. Source: The Welsh Government...