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A five-year project helping children and young people in Wales exposed to domestic violence and abuse has been awarded £2m by the Big Lottery Fund. It is the largest single award by the fund to this age group in Wales. Charity Calan DVS will pilot the intervention project across Neath…
The children's watchdog for England said that their research into the operation of the United Kingdom asylum system had found hundreds of unaccompanied children and young people being left 'in limbo', where they had been given final permission to remain but were not yet old enough to gain legal employment…
It seems there is an emerging cross-party consensus on the need to change the criminal law on child neglect in this country. The most recent manifestation of this new consensus are new proposals to criminalise “emotional neglect”, commonly known as a “Cinderella law”. Action for Children, the highly respected children’s…
Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014

Webwatch - Parents Protect

Child sexual abuse is a not a subject that most people choose to dwell on for very long, however, the reality is that we are living in a world where such abuses can and do occur. Fortunately, there are initiatives doing good work to raise awareness of the issue and…
Cash-strapped child protection agencies are now acting as little more than emergency services following a surge of reports of abuse in the wake of the Savile scandal, the NSPCC has warned. The charity said in its annual report on child safety that record numbers of people coming forward coupled with…
Child abuse charity NSPCC said calls to its helpline rose 15% last year, with more than 50,000 people seeking help. The organisation said it had witnessed an increase in the willingness of adults to share concern about a child in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and other high…
SCOTLAND’S social care watchdog has demanded urgent changes at a Glasgow out of school care service. The move follows concerns about the quality of care provided to children at Thornwood Out Of School Service in the city. An unannounced inspection carried out in January by the Care Inspectorate found that…
The care of children is being investigated at the Waldorf School Kindergarten in Aberdeen. This latest investigation, by the Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland, comes after another private school in Aberdeen was closed by inspectors due to concerns over care. The Hamilton School in Aberdeen was shut last month after…
This report is part of the NSPCC’s Impact and Evidence series, which presents the findings of the Society’s research into its services and interventions. Many of the reports are produced by the NSPCC’s Evaluation department, but some are written by other organisations commissioned by the Society to carry out research…
The number of calls about child cruelty or abuse received by NSPCC counsellors in Northern Ireland jumped by more than 8% in the year after the Jimmy Savile scandal broke. The Belfast Telegraph has reported that 25,000 children – some as young as six – contacted the charity's ChildLine operators…
A private nursery was closed by inspectors due to 14 "serious concerns" about medication, provision and the feeding of children, a report has revealed. The Scottish Government ordered an immediate inspection of The Hamilton School in Aberdeen earlier this month after complaints from parents and staff about the nursery prompted…
The private school and nursery, which has been the subject of an investigation by Education Scotland, will not reopen on Monday. The Care Inspectorate had issued an improvement notice to the Hamilton School following an inspection in conjunction with Education Scotland. However, the Registrar of Independent Schools has now said…