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19 January 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 69 – Body Image

19 January 2022

The past couple of years have been really tough for many children and young people due to the Coronavirus pandemic, not least for those young people who struggle with their body image or suffer from eating disorders. During the pandemic calls to Childline about body image have substantially increased. The...

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18 January 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 68 – Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service

18 January 2022

Developed in collaboration between SWGfL, the Department for Education and the Marie Collins Foundation, the new Harmful Sexual Behaviour support service is available for anyone in England working with children and young people. If children within your care have been displaying or are affected by specific incidents of Harmful Sexual...

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17 January 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 67 – Coercive Control

17 January 2022

Data recently released by the Office for National Statistics reveals that in the year to March 2021 there were 33,954 offences of coercive control recorded by police in England and Wales (758 in Merseyside), up from 24,856 the year before. Unfortunately however, the majority of cases do not currently lead...

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14 January 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 66 – Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools

14 January 2022

Today's message is a re-circulation of the Ofsted Review if Sexual Abuse in Schools published last year. The report is being used by the WSCP to inform the developing strategy to combat violence against women and girls. Interested colleagues will be able to contribute to this work over the coming...

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13 January 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 65 – Safer Recruitment Guidance

13 January 2022

Today's safeguarding message is a 7 Minute Briefing about Safer Recruitment. The briefing provides a summary of what safer recruitment is, what a safer recruitment policy should include and what to do if concerns arise. 100 Days Day 65 - Safer Recruitment Guidance 7 min Briefing

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