Youth homelessness: Councils refuse support in more than half of cases

More than half of young people who present themselves as homeless or at risk of homelessness do not receive any meaningful support from their local authority, a charity has warned. Research carried out by...

Future of early help ‘under serious threat’

Services supporting families at an early stage in order to prevent child safeguarding issues are “under serious threat”, due to pressure on budgets as a result of rapidly rising numbers of children...

Violence against women and girls

The Home Office has published the second progress report on the UK’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul convention)...

Category - Safeguarding

Future of early help ‘under serious threat’

Services supporting families at an early stage in order to prevent child safeguarding issues are “under serious threat”, due to pressure on budgets as a result of rapidly rising numbers of children at risk of serious harm, and short-term...

Child trafficking

Europol has published a report on child trafficking in the European Union (EU). Findings from a study of almost 600 intelligence contributions reported to Europol by member states between 2015 and 2017 include: traffickers active in the EU target...

Domestic abuse

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has published a report following an inquiry into the government’s proposed domestic abuse strategy and draft bill on domestic abuse. The report looks at the impact of domestic abuse on children and makes...

Safeguarding in faith communities

Faith-based groups and places of worship play a major role in the lives of many children and young people. This means safeguarding must be a key consideration in all faith settings. Access this document: Safeguarding in faith communities Author:...