UK abuse victims given ‘Ani’ code word to ask pharmacists for help

People at risk of domestic violence during lockdown will be able to signal they need to speak in private
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Smacking children may have lasting impact, research suggests

Call for England to follow Scotland’s lead and give children same protection from violence as adults.
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Church threatens legal action over solitary confinement of children at Rainsbrook STC

A church in Kent has warned the Ministry of Justice it will take legal action unless it moves to immediately end solitary confinement of children at a youth custody establishment. Read the full article on this...

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...