Violence against Women and Girls

The United Nations’ (UN’s) 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence began on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December...

Children’s sector leaders call for overhaul of youth justice system

Children services leaders have called for major youth justice reforms, including raising the age of criminal responsibility and creating a more “responsive and child centred system”. They also want a reformed...

Alone, afraid and facing exile: one boy’s ordeal indicts Britain’s asylum system

On the final Saturday night in August, the last RAF plane left Afghanistan. On board were any remaining British diplomats and soldiers, escaping a country in murderous chaos. Outside the base, Taliban militia...

Category - Safeguarding

Domestic abuse

The Association of Child Protection Professionals (AoCPP) has released a podcast discussing what professionals need to know about domestic abuse against men. Listen to the podcast: Domestic abuse against men Source: Association of Child Protection...

Modern slavery

Hestia has published a report looking at the needs and experiences of mothers who are survivors of modern slavery and the potential impact of their trafficking experiences for their children. Findings from research based on the testimony of 20 women...

Babies harmed by male carers

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published a review of the circumstances involved in cases where babies under-one-year-old have been harmed or killed by their fathers or other males in a caring role. Findings include: a range of risk...