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As a result of the huge efforts everyone has made to adhere to strict social distancing measures, the transmission rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) has decreased, therefore, the Department of Education (DFE) will be exploring the opening of educational settings from the week commencing 1 June 2020.   Read the full phased plan here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020  

Actions for Education and Childcare Settings to Prepare for Wider ...


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)


  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 ...



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 ...


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 ...




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 ...