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Lancashire County Council are set to trial new hi-tech child protection measure which may help to professional respond more quickly cases. Under the new measures, information about at-risk youngsters will be shared between social workers, health professionals and other agencies at the touch of a button. The system, 'Child Protection…
A new guide on child protection for individuals and organisations involved in delivering artistic, cultural and creative projects for children and young people has been published. Creating Safety provides guidance on child protection for individuals and organisations involved in delivering projects in Scotland. You may be an individual freelancer working…
The number of children in care has risen to its highest level for nearly 25 years following the death of Baby P and a spate of child sex exploitation scandals, the Government's spending watchdog has said. Some 68,110 children were being looked after by local authorities in England at the…
Staff at the organisation aimed at tackling online child sexual exploitation have to share computers and youngsters could be put at risk because of problems at the body, ex-employees have claimed. One ex-member of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) claimed that staff were "fighting to do their…
Six men have been ordered to stay away from girls after social services bosses in Birmingham took "innovative" legal action in a bid to protect vulnerable children who may be victims of sexual exploitation. Mr Justice Keehan granted long-term injunctions after social workers and police raised concerns about the welfare…
This thematic inspection was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of local authorities’ current response to child sexual exploitation. The report draws on evidence from inspection and case examination in eight local authorities and from the views of children and young people, parents, carers, practitioners and managers. In addition, themes from…
Children's services in a town rocked by widespread child sexual exploitation are "inadequate" according to Ofsted. The schools watchdog's report says: "There are widespread or serious failures that result in children being harmed or at risk of harm." Ofsted inspected services in Rotherham a month after the publication of the…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells has announced the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), led by Kathleen Marshall. In an Oral Statement to the Assembly, the Minister told MLAs that the inquiry concludes that while child sexual exploitation is not new in Northern Ireland and…
Child protection systems must be reviewed following alarming evidence that organised abuse is widespread in England in the wake of the Rotherham scandal, MPs have said. In a damning report, they condemned a watchdog for failing to lift the lid on the South Yorkshire council's inability to tackle the exploitation…
Social services bosses in Birmingham say they are taking "innovative" legal action in a bid to protect vulnerable children who may be victims of sexual exploitation. Birmingham City Council says it has launched civil court proceedings against a number of men with the aim of protecting youngsters who may not…
Social worker Lloyd Poutler has been struck off the HCPC Register after ignoring procedure and failing to act appropriately on Child Protection issues whilst employed as a social worker in the Emergency Duty Team by Telford and Wrekin Council. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that…
The Care Inspectorate today published two new assessments of how well children and vulnerable adults in Scotland are protected from abuse, neglect and harm. The report on the effectiveness of child protection arrangements updates information following a major three-year study into child protection published last year. The report into adult…