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“Left to their own devices: children’s social media and mental health”


“Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference”

Westminster Insight

NSPCC 24/06/2019

“NUS calls on colleges to do more to tackle student sexual harassment”

FE Week 20/06/2019

“The mental health needs of young people with learning disabilities are overlooked despite an increased risk”

CYPMHC 20/06/2019

Independent 19/06/2019

Safeguarding Data Report 2015-17

Church of England 19/06/2019

“Teenage neo-Nazis jailed over terror offences”

BBC 18/06/2019

JAMA Network 17/06/2019

“New global resettlement scheme for the most vulnerable refugees announced

GOV.UK 17/06/2019

“Liverpool teenagers ‘paid money to stab other youths'”

BBC 17/06/2019

Missing People 17/06/2019

“Promoting emotional intelligence and defusing extremism among young men

Hacking Hate 17/06/2019

“Equality and Diversity Newsletter – June 2019”

Showcase Training 17/06/2019

The Children’s Society 17/06/2019

“PM launches new mission to put prevention at the top of the mental health agenda

GOV.UK 17/06/2019

“Three-quarters of knife arrests for first-time offences”

BBC 14/06/2019

Research in Practice 14/06/2019

“Protesters urged by police to reconsider airport disruption plans

Hampshire Chronicle 14/06/2019

“Selena Gomez: Instagram ‘would make me depressed'”

BBC 13/06/2019

NSPCC 12/06/2019

“NHS sets out ‘care for young carers’ offer in GP surgeries

NHS 11/06/2019

“Just for Kids Law takes Home Office to court over use of children as spies”

Just for Kids Law 10/06/2019


“How strong relationships can improve
infant mental health

MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 02/06/2019

“Safeguarding in faith communities”


“Fabricated or Induced Illness”


“Mike Thalassitis: Love Island star left notebook at scene of death

BBC 05/06/2019

“Trump’s Portsmouth visit: Protest turns sour as pro and anti Trump protesters face-off in Portsmouth city centre”

Portsmouth News 05/06/2019

“Northamptonshire child murders: Care failings revealed”

BBC 05/06/2019

“Miley Cyrus: ‘I won’t be grabbed without consent’

BBC 05/06/2019

“London Bridge inquest: Investigators ‘unaware’ attacker reported to anti-terror hotline”

BBC 04/06/2019

“Online troll jailed for falsely claiming Southsea businessman was a paedophile and had ‘children in the basement'”

Portsmouth News 03/06/2019

“Shamima Begum: Lawyer says teen was ‘groomed’

BBC 31/05/2019

“Peter Willsman: Labour suspends NEC member over anti-Semitism remarks”

BBC 31/05/2019

“New plans to safeguard storage of DNA and fingerprint data”

BBC 31/05/2019

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“Sheffield deaths: Serious case review to be held into boys deaths”

BBC 23/05/2019

“Teenage siblings ‘confined to house’ in Waltham Forest”

BBC 30/05/2019

“Shame and guilt stop survivors reporting child sexual abuse in religious institutions”

IICSA 30/05/2019

“Race hate crimes against children reach 3 year high

NSPCC 28/05/2019

“Muslim Council demands Tory Islamophobia inquiry

BBC 28/05/2019

“Female Genital Mutilation January-March 2019”

NHS England 24/05/2019

“Emmerdale: The myths around male sexual grooming explained”

BBC 23/05/2019

“County lines drug dealing – how violent crime gangs are exploiting children”

Portsmouth News 23/05/2019

“Hack online hate with the SELMA Toolkit

SWGfL 22/05/2019

“New learning programme launched to help children affected by family alcohol misuse”

The Children’s Society 21/05/2019

“Spotlight on child protection in family courts”

GOV UK 21/05/2019

“Hundreds arrested and more than £310k cash seized as part of national activity targeting County Lines drug gangs

National Crime Agency 21/05/2019

Supporting military families

Research in Practice 20/05/2019

“UK: Welfare Cuts Mean Families Go Hungry”

Human Rights Watch 20/05/2019

“Teens in care ‘abandoned to crime gangs’

BBC 20/05/2019

Recognising and responding to abuse


“Refresh your knowledge and skills in child protection supervision”


Mental Capacity Bill Amendment”

UK Parliament

Portsmouth v Sunderland: Man charged over Twitter threats

BBC 17/05/2019

“Almost 1,500 children in England are locked up by the state at a cost of a third of a billion a year”

Children’s Commissioner 16/05/2019

“Grooming is often discovered not disclosed – so how can teachers spot the signs?”

NSPCC 15/05/2019

Call for inquiry into abusive parents’ access to children

BBC 15/05/2019

“Child Poverty is Becoming the New Norm in Parts of Britain”

End Child Poverty 15/05/2019

“County lines dealers jailed in ‘landmark’ slavery case” (Portsmouth)

BBC 14/05/2019

181,000 UK offenders fuelling “chronic and corrosive” threat from serious and organised crime

NCA 14/05/2019

“Podcast: Speak out Stay safe teaches school children to stay safe from abuse and neglect”

NSPCC 13/05/2019

Addressing the hidden dimensions of poverty – International Conference, 10 May 2019, Paris

OECD 10/05/2019

New programme to protect children at risk of exploitation

GOV UK 09/05/2019

“Inquiry publishes report into the Diocese of Chichester and Peter Ball”

IICSA 09/05/2019

Torture in the UK: update report

Equality and Human Rights Commission 07/05/2019

“New Research Draws Link Between Youth Service Cuts and Rising Knife Crime

All Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime 07/05/2019

“Guidance for photographing and recording children during events and activities”

NSPCC 03/05/2019

Inpatient care for young people with mental health issues varies significantly by country

University of Warwick

“Inquiry announces new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings

IICSA 02/05/2019

“ECPAT UK updates flagship publication on child trafficking”

Every Child Protected Against Trafficking 29/04/2019

Podcast: perinatal mental health

NSPCC 29/04/2019

Samaritans pioneer new partnership dedicated to suicide prevention in the online environment

Samaritans 29/04/2019

“Knife crime briefing”

College of Policing 27/04/2019

BAME young carers struggle to get right support, Barnardo’s reveals

Barnardos 25/04/2019

IWF launches ‘Once Upon a Year’ and vows to tackle the demand for images of child rape

Internet Watch Foundation 24/04/2019

Early Interventions Could Reduce Violent Crime”

Nuffield Foundation 23/04/2019

Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns

BBC 23/04/2019

Lyra McKee killing: ‘New IRA’ admits responsibility

BBC 23/04/2019

Podcast: The Lighthouse

NSPCC 23/04/2019

What is the #Enough campaign? PFA’s anti-racism movement explained” 19/04/2019

Government must end use of pain-inducing restraint techniques and solitary confinement of detained children

Parliament 18/04/2019

4 in 5 Parents Concerned About Children’s Exposure to Pornography

SWGfL 17/04/2019

The State of Education: Young People’s Mental Health

National Education Union 17/04/2019

“Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit

Home Office 15/04/2019

“Action for Children introduces innovative digital app to support children in care”

Action for Children 15/04/2019

“Upskirting now a crime after woman’s campaign

BBC 12/04/2019

Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling

BBC 12/04/2019

Brunei says controversial Sharia law aimed at ‘prevention’

BBC 12/04/2019

How safe are our children? Conference 2019

NSPCC 09/04/2019

Podcast: Child Trafficking Advice Centre

NSPCC 08/04/2019

Online Harms White Paper

GOV UK 08/04/2019

Early Access to Mental Health Support

Children’s Commissioner 08/04/2019

Youth Select Committee 2019 begin investigation into UK’s rising knife crime

Parliament 08/04/2019

Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities ‘comprehensively failed’ by policy makers

Parliament 05/04/2019

Advice for schools on responding to online challenges

UK Safer Internet Centre 03/04/2019

Inquiry publishes summary of victims and survivors’ views on mandatory reporting

IICSA 03/04/2019

Is this “normal”? Understanding children’s sexual behaviours

NSPCC 03/04/2019

Edmonton stabbings: Fifth attack in ‘random stabbings’ area

BBC 02/04/2019

Honor-Based Violence”

Showcase Training 02/04/2019

At least seven from my university joined IS, says captured fighter

BBC 01/04/2019

Research shows preventative interventions have a positive effect on children’s mental health – but how strong is the evidence behind this research?

Children’s Social Care 01/04/2019

Changing the role of assessment for children and young people affected by sexual exploitation

NICE 29/03/2019

NCA awarded £2.96 million from the UK’s aid budget to tackle UK transnational child sex offenders


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