1. Childhood Vulnerability in England – Report

    9 July, 2019

    The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the scale of child vulnerability in England. The report’s findings include: 723,000 children currently receive statutory support or intervention 2.3 million children are living with risk because of a vulnerable family background – more than a third of these children (829,000) are ‘invisible’ (not […]

  2. Child Sexual Abuse

    The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) has published its annual report measuring the scale and nature of child sexual abuse (CSA) and exploitation in England and Wales. The report explores data from local authority children’s services, including child protection plans and social care initial assessments which record that a child has […]

  3. Prevent Community Roundtable – 9th July 2019

    4 July, 2019

    Prevent is one of the four strands of CONTEST, the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy. The ‘Prevent Strategy’ is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism and aims ‘to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism’. Prevent aims to safeguard and support vulnerable people to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The […]

  4. Brighton & Hove comes together to tackle exploitation

    20 June, 2019

    Brighton & Hove are coming together to tackle exploitation for June 2019. Brighton & Hove – like many cities and towns across the UK – is impacted by violence, vulnerability and exploitation related to drug dealing, serious & violent crime and the criminal & sexual exploitation of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This is […]

  5. CSCB Vulnerable Adolescents Thematic Review – Learning

    18 June, 2019

      Croydon Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) recently undertook a thematic review on vulnerable adolescents following the separate deaths of three teenage boys during a four week period in the summer of 2017. The purpose of the Thematic Review was to determine whether there were any patterns in the children’s experiences, including where they lived and […]

  6. Draft Domestic Abuse Bill – New Recommendations About Children

    17 June, 2019

    The Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill has published a report giving suggestions for amendments to the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, covering England and Wales. The recommended changes to the Bill are to ensure that all those affected by domestic abuse receive protection and a tailored response to their differing needs. The Committee was […]

  7. Pelican Parcels Charity

    11 June, 2019

    In the most recent Child Poverty Index it was estimated that 19.6% of Brighton & Hove’s dependent children are living in poverty. Brighton & Hove as a city has high rates of children in need, in care and with child protection plans and/or who have been referred to children’s social care services. Wanting to get […]

  8. New Anti-Knife Crime PSHE Lessons

    The Home Office has been working with the Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) Association to release new lesson plans aimed to tackle knife crime for schools in England. PSHE teachers will be challenging the myths around knife crime and will communicate to children, through discussing real life cases, the realities of carrying a knife. […]

  9. Child Safety Week 2019

    5 June, 2019

    This week (3-7th June) is Child Safety Week! The Child Accident Prevention Trust are promoting the week in order to communicate safety messages to parents/families, and hopefully help to reduce the number of preventable accidents.  See here for more information on the week See here to download the 2019 Action Pack, which includes top tips for […]

  10. Winston’s Wish Free Consultation for School Staff

    30 May, 2019

      Winston’s Wish now not only offer free training to schools, they also offer an additional service of providing consultations about bereaved children who staff may be working with in school. This opportunity gives staff the opportunities to seek specific advice, gain reassurance and find out what may be on offer if a referral is appropriate. […]