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Young people worried about cyber bullying as threat of online abuse continues to escalate

A new report published by Childline has highlighted a dramatic rise in calls from young people regarding online abuse, pornography and bullying, further emphasising a move away from instances of physical abuse towards mental health issues.

The charity’s annual report Read more

Planning and commissioning of public health services for 0-5 year olds transfers from the NHS to local authorities in October 2015

Those of us who work in the care sector will have been aware of changes being planned for the delivery of public health services from birth until the age of five.

As from October this year the responsibility for that … Read more

CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER REPORT SAYS CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AS PREVALENT AS EVER BECAUSE POLICIES ARE NOT BEING PRACTICED

A report published by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) says Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) strategies are not being implemented by enough front line staff across the UK and as a result, victims and potential victims are still not … Read more

CHILD TRAFFICKING VICTIMS TO GET LEGAL GUARDIANS IN LAST MINUTE CHANGE TO MODERN SLAVERY BILL

Children’s rights campaigners have welcomed last-minute changes to the Modern Slavery Bill, giving advocates for child trafficking victims legal powers.

The revised Act will now acknowledge that the children and young adults trafficked into the UK need help in … Read more

CQC PUBLISHES GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF HIDDEN CAMERAS TO MONITOR CARE

A new set of guidelines by the Care Quality Commission is hoping to thwart the increasing number of enquiries by families, tempted to film their relatives so they can capture the real level of care being provided within nursing homes … Read more

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