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Remembering Caitlyn-Scott Lee Like many of us in settings that work with young people, I have found myself reading about Caitlyn Scott-Lee and wondering what we can learn about her story in order to improve in our support for all young people including those who are neurodiverse. To provide some background, Caitlyn was a 16-year-old […]

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Contextual Safeguarding: Why is it important? Child protection and safeguarding measures are essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of children and young people. Traditionally, these measures have focused on protecting children from harm within the home, such as abuse and neglect by parents/carers. However, in recent years, there has been a shift towards a […]

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Upskirting is a serious issue that violates the privacy and dignity of individuals – usually women and girls. It refers to the act of taking a photograph or video under someone’s clothing, typically without their knowledge or consent, with the intention of viewing their genitals or underwear. This may be for the sexual gratification of […]

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Dave who provides training, supervision and support with safeguarding audits, also has another role in Youth Work.  Below, he shares a recent reality he was faced with. The cost of living is a significant concern for many families across the UK. As we move further into 2023, the reality of this crisis is becoming increasingly […]

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I don’t know about you but I’ve been unable to stop thinking about the tragic case of Awaab Ishak. Awaab was two years old when he died in December 2020 from a respiratory condition brought about by prolonged exposure to mould in his family’s one-bedroom flat. His father had complained on several occasions to Rochdale […]

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I am writing this blogpost already torn about the subject matter: Andrew Tate. There is a very relevant argument that we should be reluctant to give this man any more airtime than he already has and yet it is also vital that we in safeguarding circles are aware of who he is and the risks […]

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By Dave Guard It was June 2021, slap bang in the middle of those lost Covid years. My family and I werevisiting my parents in Dorset. Days were spent on the beach, eating ice cream, eating chips,and in the case of my two young sons, dipping chips into ice cream! Once my wife and I […]

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Upskirting and Downblousing You may have heard the terms ‘Upskirting’ and ‘Downblousing’, which are now having an increased presence within safeguarding education for young people. ‘Upskirting’ arose as an issue following a passionate campaign by a woman called Gina Martin. Several years ago, Gina was at a music festival when she realised that a male […]

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We recently had the privilege of creating some webinars for National Online Safety – a fantastic company specialising in supporting education settings with ensuring their children and young people are safe online.   In the course of our research, we came across the article linked below, which gave some helpful pieces of advice to schools who […]

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It would be impossible to avoid the coverage of the invasion of Ukraine at the moment. We watch and read in horror about atrocities done to innocent people and see desperate people attempting to safely flee from their homes, jobs, families and lives. It can be easy to feel helpless and at the scenes we […]