Domestic abuse crime considered by ministers

A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans being considered by ministers.

Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating the offence in England and Wales as part of attempts to improve police performance.

Existing law already … Read more

Barnardo’s and 23 councils set for child trafficking advocate drive

The Home Office has named 23 English local authorities that will trial the use of independent advocates to support child victims of trafficking.

In a briefing from Karen Bradley, minister for modern slavery and organised crime, it was also announced … Read more

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its views on potential changes to the way it regulates primary care dental services in England from 2015 onwards

The CQC primary care dental signposting statement, ‘A fresh start for the regulation and inspection of primary dental care services’, comes ahead of a formal consultation and the start of trial inspections in November 2014. The new approach to regulation … Read more

Child protection IT system set for launch- September 2014

An IT system that will help child protection and health professionals share information about children at risk of abuse and neglect will launch imminently, the Department of Health (DH) has confirmed.

The DH said the Child Protection Information Sharing (CPIS) … Read more

My personal story – The EVA Awards

How The Athena Programme was born…

I started the business in 2007 as I wanted to follow my dreams of using creativity, the arts and really making a difference for protecting and safeguarding the vulnerable.

I left my job with … Read more

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