Self-harm warning signs can appear decade earlier

Early warning signs of self-harm can appear in children almost a decade before it starts, say researchers. The team at the University of Cambridge found two distinct groups that were more likely to damage...

Three-quarters of social workers emotionally and mentally exhausted on back of Covid-19, finds survey

One-fifth of practitioners have taken time off due to stress during pandemic, finds snapshot survey by the Social Workers’ Benevolent Trust, the latest study to highlight Covid’s negative impact on profession...

Sexual harassment ‘normalised’ in schools, Ofsted review finds

Sexual harassment and online abuse have become normalised for children and young people in schools, according to an investigation by Ofsted.
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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...