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“Scam Alert – Cybercrime exploiting COVID-19”

Hampshire Alert 26/03/2020

“How to have difficult conversations with children”

NSPCC 23/03/2020

Independent 20/03/2020

“Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision”

GOV UK 19/03/2020

“PODCAST: Dr Jon Goldin on the coronavirus and child mental health”

Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 19/03/2020

Anna Freud 17/03/2020

“Info and Advice: Worries About the World”


“Mayfield School in Portsmouth shut over bomb threat”

Portsmouth News 15/03/2020

Sky 12/03/2020

“10 tips to help if you are worried about Coronavirus”


“New survey shows 40% of parents are not co-sleeping safely”

Lullaby Trust 11/03/2020

United Nations Human Right 03/03/2020

“County lines: Hampshire schools pay private firms for sniffer dogs”

BBC 09/03/2020

“Weekend drug arrests in Fareham and Gosport”

Hampshire Alert 09/03/2020

NSPCC 09/03/2020

“‘My search for the boy in a child abuse video'”

BBC 08/03/2020

“Calls about children witnessing domestic abuse ‘rise 25%'”

BBC 06/03/2020

GOV UK 05/03/2020

“Five Countries and tech firms agree groundbreaking principles to keep children safe online”

GOV UK 05/03/2020

“Introduction of knife crime prevention orders”

GOV UK 04/03/2020

NSPCC 04/03/2020

“Climate anxiety: Survey for BBC Newsround shows children losing sleep over climate change and the environment”

BBC Newsround 03/03/2020

“Smart camera and baby monitor warning given by UK’s cyber-defender”

BBC 03/03/2020

The Guardian 02/03/2020

“Child protection: Duties to report concerns”

House of Commons Library 28/02/2020

“Three children, 13, 14 and 15, arrested by drug squad in Portsmouth”

Portsmouth News 27/02/2020

NSPCC 27/02/2020

“Government plans to regulate content on social media”

House of Commons Library 26/02/2020

“Jail for Andover drug dealer convicted of modern slavery offence”

Hampshire Alert 26/02/2020

Department for Education 25/02/2020

“Supporting young people with SEND online – New hot topic”

UK Safer Internet Centre 25/02/2020

“Inquiry finds Westminster failed significantly in responses to child sexual abuse”

IICSA 25/02/2020

BBC 19/02/2020

“TikTok ‘family safety mode’ gives parents some app control”

BBC 19/02/2020

“Cambridge Extinction Rebellion protests: Six charged with criminal damage”

BBC 19/02/2020

National Cyber Security Centre 18/02/2020

“UK’s hidden child workforce: Young carers do £12,000 of unpaid work every year”

Action for Children 17/02/2020

“Barnardo’s Scotland calls for better emotional and mental health support for Education professionals”

Barnardos 17/02/2020

NSPCC 14/02/2020

“Children who sit too much ‘more likely to get depressed'”


“Knife crime epidemic fueled by cuts to vital services, Youth Select Committee concludes”

British Youth Council

The Lancet

“Schoolgirls across the UK show their cyber skills”

National Cyber Security Centre

“Wanting to Save the Planet does not Make You a Terrorist”

Counter Terrorism Policing


“Read our tips to make sure your online dating is safe and secure”

Get Safe Online

“Six people found in lorry in Fareham handed to Border Force”

BBC 13/02/2020

Hampshire Alert 12/02/2020

“County lines dealer jailed for drugs supply offences following arrest in Andover”

Hampshire Alert 12/02/2020

“Improve your Privacy Online – Advice for parents and professionals”

Safer Internet

University of Hertfordshire

“Safer Internet Day 2020”

Safer Internet 11/02/2020

“Podcast: preventing harmful sexual behaviour”

NSPCC 10/02/2020

Time to Change

“Could mental health support be easier to access?”

The Children’s Society 06/02/2020

“NSPCC urges Facebook to stop encryption plans”

BBC 06/02/2020

NSPCC 06/02/2020

“Police uncovering ‘epidemic of child abuse’ in 1970s and 80s”

The Guardian 05/02/2020

“New evidence is a wake-up call on the mental health of girls”

Anna Freud 05/02/2020

Telegraph 05/02/2020

“Parents more concerned about their children online”

Ofcom 04/02/2020

“SNATCH ALERT Mum’s horror as woman tries to kidnap her daughter, 2, by putting out her hand and saying ‘come with me’”

The Sun 03/02/2020

BBC 03/02/2020

“Building resilience: how local partnerships are supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing”

Local Government Association 03/02/2020

“What are Adverse Childhood Experiences, and How do They Relate to Toxic Stress?”

Harvard University 


“The state of children’s mental health services”

Children’s Commissioner 30/01/2020

“Inquiry finds almost half of child sexual abuse survivors are disabled”

IICSA 30/01/2020

HWB Wales

“Parliament Launches First APPG For Young Carers”

CYP Now 30/01/2020

“APPG launches report on its inquiry into Positions of Trust”

ThirtyOneEight 28/01/2020

BBC 28/01/2020

“‘It’s incredible what they see’: housing associations take on county lines crime”

The Guardian 27/01/2020

“Youth Violence Prevention Scheme To Expamd To Three London Hospitals”

CYP Now 24/01/2020

Parents Against Child Exploitation 24/01/2020

“Mental health at work: Five charts on the challenge”

BBC 22/01/2020

“Mental health: How to spot if you are suffering ‘burnout'”

BBC 22/01/2020

Counter Terrorism Policing 21/01/2020

“Our Focus is Countering Terrorism, not Lawful Protest”

Counter Terrorism Policing 17/01/2020



Action Counters Terrorism

“Crowded Places Guidance”


“Force social media companies to hand over their data for research into the harms and benefits of social media use, says new report”

Royal College of Psychiatrists 16/01/2020

Channel 4 16/01/2020

“Mental health issues in ‘younger and younger’ primary pupils”

BBC 16/01/2020

“The dark side of the selfie: IWF partners with the Marie Collins Foundation in new campaign to call on young men to report self-generated sexual images of under 18s”

Internet Watch Foundation 15/01/2020

The Children’s Society 15/01/2020

“Understanding the extent and nature of child abuse”

Office for National Statistics 14/01/2020

“Serious violence and knife crime: Law enforcement and early intervention”

House of Commons 14/01/2020

NSPCC 14/01/2020

“Manchester sex abuse: Exploited children ‘were not protected'”

BBC 14/01/2020

“Sheffield students paid to tackle racist language on campus”

BBC 14/01/2020

HMICFRS 10/01/2020

“‘Treatment gap’ in youth mental health services”

BBC 10/01/2020

“Access to child and adolescent mental health services in 2019”

Education Policy Institute 10/01/2020

GOV UK 09/01/2020

“Childnet Film Competition launched to celebrate Safer Internet Day”

UK Safer Internet Centre 07/01/2020

“Rise in school exclusions linked to soaring numbers recruited by county lines dealers”

Evening Standard 06/01/2020

IICSA 06/01/2020

““We’ve got to get a grip on the epidemic on our open internet” – UK charity deals with record number of reports of online child sexual abuse material”

Internet Watch Foundation 06/01/2020

“Children rejected by NHS mental health trusts as criteria for GP referrals tightens”

Pulse Today 03/01/2020

Sky News 03/01/2020

“Met boss pledges more police in London violent crime hotspots to prevent killings”

Evening Standard 03/01/2020

“Levels of child criminal exploitation ‘almost back to Victorian times'”

The Guardian 02/01/2020

Barnardo’s 31/12/2019

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