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Children's legs and feet in black shoes hanging down
The digital safety and wellbeing kit provides useful tips and guidance to help protect your child on a range of issues including video calling, how to ensure your device and web browser are set up and updated correctly and tips regarding best practice with your username and passwords.   Click here to download toolkit: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/coronavirus/digital-safety-and-wellbeing-kit/  

Children’s Commissioner Launches Digital Safety and Wellbeing Kit (COVID 19)


HMIP
  Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said “This is a generally positive report, which details the swift actions taken to keep children safe, as well as the creativity of staff and managers in providing opportunities for children to receive meaningful interaction. Crucially, cases of COVID-19 have been contained effectively with little impact on the wider establishments. However, […]

HMIP Scrutiny Visits to Children in Young Offender Institutions During ...


Young Person Secure Stairs
Secure Stairs forms part of specialised health and justice work commissioned through NHS England’s Five Year Forward View for Mental Health launched in 2016 to improve mental healthcare provision across the UK. With funding jointly awarded by the NHS, the Department for Education and the Ministry of Justice, this integrated care framework focuses on young people being accommodated […]

The Liminality Group and Central North and Northwest London NHS ...



Tech In Schools
The Government have released a vital resource for children currently unable to attend schools enabling stautory organisations to access technology for those most in need. Guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Click here for more information https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-technology-for-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19  

Get Technology Support for Children and Schools During Coronavirus (COVID-19)


It’s hard to get much in the news right now, given the coronavirus pandemic gripping nations across the globe, but the Howard League published this report last month. This is the product of more than eighteen months of work and extensive research with several hundred people with knowledge of the children’s residential care sector and/or child criminal exploitation. Even […]

Victims Not Criminals: Protecting Children Living In Residential Care From ...




Dame Carol
The heroin and crack cocaine retail market has been overtaken by the county lines model, which is driving increased violence in the drugs market and the exploitation of young people and vulnerable drug users. The first part of Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs can be found here. Click for the full article https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-drugs-phase-one-report  

The Illicit Drugs Market Is Worth An Estimated £9.4 billion ...


The Home Office has announced today (Wednesday 4 March 2020) that from next month new powers to tackle knife crime will be piloted by the Metropolitan Police.   Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) were introduced through the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 and will give officers an additional tool to steer those most at risk away from violent crime. […]

Introduction of Knife Crime Prevention Orders