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

Special measures regime to be introduced for care homes and GP’s, as a similar scheme for hospitals show

Care homes and home care providers treating vulnerable and old people without dignity and respect will be put on an ‘unprecedented turn-around programme’, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today in Parliament.

The move comes alongside evidence that a special measures … Read more

One in six authorities to face multi-agency inspections

Up to 25 local authorities will be judged on their multi-agency child protection arrangements under new inspections being introduced in April 2015, it has been announced.

Under proposals published this month, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Her Majesty’s Read more

More children bullied online than face to face – Study

Online bullying is now more prevalent than face-to-face bullying, a study has found.

Research by academics at the London School of Economics found that during 2013, 12 per cent of children reported being bullied online – known as cyberbullying – … Read more

Child-on-child sexual abuse reports on the rise

Numbers of under-18s accused of sexual offences against other children have increased by nearly nine per cent in a year. Figures collated by the NSPCC following a Freedom of Information request to police forces in England and Wales show that … Read more

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