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 homicides

The Home Office has published a report looking at domestic abuse related deaths in England and Wales in 2020/21. Findings include: there were 215 deaths reported to the Domestic Homicides Project between 23 March 2020 and 31 March 2021, a slight...

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy

The Home Office has published the Tackling violence against women and girls strategy. Elements of the strategy relating to crime, policing and justice apply to England and Wales, while elements relating to health, social care, and education apply to...