Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. They have collected together information and links to reliable online sources of data and statistics for childhood accidents. This will help practitioners and policymakers make the case for child accident prevention and provide evidenced arguments for accident programmes in their local area.
The Home Office has produced the Information Guide – Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse. Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (APVA) is a hidden form of domestic violence and abuse that still has no legal definition.
Read the policy briefing [PDF 76Kb]
The following report explores the role of civil society in minimising domestic abuse:
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s report “I thought I was the only one, the only one in the world” [PDF 2Mb] was published in November 2012. It looks at child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups.
Appendix A – Warning signs and vulnerabilities checklist [PDF 45Kb]
Information for professionals on multi agency response to FGM
The SafeLives report “Getting it Right First Time” looks at creating a system of change to end domestic abuse.
Following a recommendation from the serious case review (published in 2015) the LSCB, Suicide Prevention Group & Child Death Overview Panel have contributed towards creating a pocket sized ‘tool’ for professionals.
The guidance and tool can be downloaded here or you can request copies from LSCB@northlincs.gov.uk
The Multi agency statutory guidance on FGM sets out the responsibilities of chief executives, directors, senior managers and front-line professionals within agencies involved in safeguarding and supporting women and girls affected by FGM.
The Department of Health has produced a range of resources for healthcare staff. These include a quick guide, flowchart, poster and training slides to ensure they are confident in responding to cases of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Source: Department of Health
Section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 creates offences designed to prevent the human trafficking of individuals for sexual exploitation. This includes trafficking within the UK, not just across national borders. The UK Human Trafficking Centre has more information.
The following information is for agencies working with runaways and parents:
The NSPCC has published a briefing on Keeping children safe in education (2016), which will come into force for schools in England on 5 September 2016. Key changes from the 2015 guidance include: reporting female genital mutilation (FGM) is now a mandatory requirement for teachers; the importance of online safety is highlighted; sexting is specifically mentioned as a form of peer on peer abuse which schools should have procedures in place to deal with. More detail on sexting will be added to the guidance before September 2016.
Source: Summary of key changes to Keeping children safe in education Date: 17 June 2016
NSPCC Thriving Communities is a framework for preventing and intervening early in child neglect. This report is for national and local decision-makers and commissioners. It sets out a range of concrete actions across five different levels of society – children, parents, communities, universal services and local government – that will help prevent child neglect and tackle it at the earliest opportunity.
NSPCC Realising the Potential – tackling child neglect in universal services. This report proposes a model for the way in which those working in universal services can provide early help for child neglect.
The Prevent Duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
The Government has a new website called Educate against Hate. This website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Under Child Social Work Matters all of the 15 Local Authorities in Yorkshire and Humber are working together as one big Children’s Social Work Team.
By sharing knowledge and experience in this collaborative way we can drive our standards of care higher and ensure children in Yorkshire and Humber feel safe.
The website contains information and resources on themes prevalent in Children’s Social Work. It also contains training, webinars, CPD log, Local Authority hubs and chat rooms to connect to other social workers within the region.
For more information visit the Children’s Social Work Matters website
Stop it Now! – is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign. It is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused.
As part of a campaign to deter people from viewing and sharing indecent images of children online, Stop it Now! has launched an interactive film called “Choose another path” to show the consequences of viewing sexual images of under-18s (Feb 2016)
View the film here: Choose another path
Alcohol Concern’s alcohol and families website is dedicated to supporting professionals working with children and their parents in understanding and working with the issues involved in parental alcohol misuse.
The Can You See Me website has been developed by the Mid-counties cooperative including Mercia Women’s Aid. It is a film raising the issue of teenage abusive relationships. There is an area for teachers with resources and lesson plans to support the teaching of this subject aimed at 15 – 16 year olds. The Young People’s area has a survey, healthy relationships checklist and myth buster.
An estimated 36 million people are being used, bought, sold or transported for exploitation worldwide, yet awareness of the issue remains low. Human Trafficking is modern day slavery and it is happening in the UK right now.
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