School closures and safeguarding

The Independent has published an article by the NSPCC’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Anna Edmundson, on the impact school closures could have on children facing abuse and neglect. The article welcomes the decision by Government to keep schools open for vulnerable young people; emphasises the importance of collaboration between services to ensure a rapid response to safeguarding concerns now teachers have less opportunities to spot the signs of abuse and neglect; and stresses the importance of keeping children safe online, now children are likely to be spending more time on the internet.

Read the news story: For many children, home is far more dangerous than school right now – we must do all we can to protect them

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