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November 2023

“Man jailed for four years for arranging to sexually abuse a child in Chippenham”

– Wiltshire Police

“Blunt Truth: Knife crime education sessions delivered in Wiltshire schools”

– Wiltshire Police

“Littlehampton man convicted of violent domestic and sexual offences”

– Sussex Police

“Man jailed for child sex offences”

– Dorset Police

“Man jailed for eight years for indecent assaults on child”

– Wiltshire Police

“Man jailed after pleading guilty to multiple counts of child rape”

– Wiltshire Police

“Man convicted of possessing terrorist documents”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“UK school pupils ‘using AI to create indecent imagery of other children'”

– The Guardian

“Aldershot man, 22, convicted of terrorism offences”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Online risks to children: evidence review”

– NSPCC

“Violence and self-harm continue to rise as youth custody continues to struggle to recover from the pandemic”

– HM Inspectorate of Prisons 

“Conversations with strangers: launching our new film spotlight to deter online grooming”

– The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

“The Online Safety Act: what it means for children and professionals”

– NSPCC

“Why children must be at the heart of the next government”

– NSPCC

“Youth centre closures linked to greater risk of young people entering criminal justice system”

– National Youth Agency

“Members of Glasgow paedophile gang guilty of running ‘monstrous’ child sex abuse ring”

– Sky News

“Mum of Portsmouth domestic abuse victim calls for law changes”

– BBC News

“Ofsted: Why the detail of annual safeguarding check matters”

– Tes

“Man from Melksham jailed for two years for sexual assault on teenager”

– Wiltshire Police

“Permanent knife surrender bins installed in Swindon to combat knife crime”

– Wiltshire Police

“Detectives arrest man following concerns by girls approached by stranger”

– Wiltshire Police

“Brighton man convicted of sexual offences against a child”

– Sussex Police

“Permanent knife surrender bins installed in Swindon to combat knife crime”

– Wiltshire Police

“Swindon child rapist jailed for 24 years”

– Wiltshire Police

“London man jailed for terrorism offences following Met investigation”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“Six Year Prison Sentence for Terrorist Offender”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“Former soldier found guilty of plotting terror attack”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“Detectives investigate two incidents following concerns raised about school-age children being approached”

– Wiltshire Police

“How child neglect is baked into the care system for teenagers”

– The Guardian

“Leicester woman given life term for 2012 murder of one-year-old baby”

– The Guardian

“Act early as 17 year old is sentenced to 10 Years in custody”

Counter Terrorism Policing

“Man, 39, jailed for three years for taking and possessing indecent images of children”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Man charged with non-recent child sex offences during time as a cadet leader in Fareham”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Tech firms must clamp down on illegal online materials”

– Ofcom

“Waiting for parenting support services for children’s mental health can make problems worse than managing alone”

– Manchester Metropolitan University 

“Child sexual abuse: mandatory reporting”

– Home Office

“Swindon Teenager Sentenced for Terrorism Offences”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“Three arrested and one charged as part of operation targeting child sex offences in Hampshire”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Ask for ANI – help for domestic abuse victims”

– Dorset Police

October 2023

“Ofcom’s approach to implementing the Online Safety Act”

– Ofcom

“Key messages from research on harmful sexual behaviour in online contexts”

– CSA Centre

“Why language matters: why you should avoid the acronym ‘LAC’ when talking about children in care”

– NSPCC

“Jailed Sussex landlady ordered to pay modern slavery victim almost £200,000”

– Sussex Police

“Hove man given five life sentences for campaign of rapes, assaults and emotional abuse”

– Sussex Police

“Men sentenced for breaking into primary school – Slough”

– Thames Valley Police

“County Line drug networks disrupted in New Forest during week of action”

– Hampshire Police

“Child sex offender jailed for breaching Sexual Harm Prevention Order”

– Sussex Police

“Two arrested after boy kidnapped in Selsey”

– Sussex Police

“RCPsych urges Government to act as children under five face lifelong mental health conditions”

– Royal College of Psychiatrists

“The impact of the cost-of-living crisis on care-experienced young people”

– Barnardo’s

“#BuildNotBreak – our new campaign for care-experienced children and young people”

– Family Rights Group

“UK children and adults to be safer online as world-leading bill becomes law”

– UK Government

“‘Worst nightmares’ come true as predators are able to make thousands of new AI images of real child victims”

– Internet Watch Foundation

“TechScape: How the UK’s online safety bill aims to clean up the internet”

– The Guardian

Duties to report child abuse in England

– House of Commons Library

“Why language matters: why you should avoid the acronym ‘LAC’ when talking about children in care”

– NSPCC

“Sharing the learning from our early years programmes at the NSPCC”

– NSPCC

“Man sentenced for sexual abuse of young girl”

– Sussex Police

“‘Spot the signs’ of criminals targeting vulnerable young people”

– Wiltshire Police

“Man pleads guilty to exposing himself to a child in Trowbridge”

– Wiltshire Police

“Man jailed for horrific campaign of domestic abuse in Hampshire”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Man convicted over immigration and human trafficking offences”

– Sussex Police

“Brighton delivery driver jailed for sexually assaulting young boy”

– Sussex Police

“Over 105,000 Childlline counselling sessions in the past year were for children struggling with mental health issues”

– NSPCC

“Women’s Aid publishes groundbreaking research looking at what influences children and young people’s understanding of domestic abuse”

– Women’s Aid

“Review finds safeguarding failures over Sussex killing of man by girl, 14”

– The Guardian

“Construction worker jailed for child sex offences in Bexhill”

– Sussex Police

“New court order to help Sussex Police tackle knife crime”

– Sussex Police

“Listening Circles held to improve response to violence against women and girls crimes”

– Wiltshire Police

“Leading youth sector organisations call for Roadmap to a National Youth Strategy”

– National Youth Agency

“Help us make Dorset #NoPlaceForDrugs”

– Dorset Police

“Man jailed for child sexual offences on Portland”

– Dorset Police

“Shouting at children can be as damaging as physical or sexual abuse, study says”

– The Guardian

“Fears children are not being protected from harm”

– BBC News

“Jade’s Law to be introduced to better protect children”

– Ministry of Justice

September 2023

“Pornography driving UK teens towards child abuse material, say experts”

– The Guardian

“Meta’s encryption plans will create ‘safe haven’ for paedophiles, Braverman says”

– The Independent

“Braverman’s claim about ethnicity of grooming gangs was false, regulator rules”

– The Guardian

Why language matters: using ‘non-accidental head injury’ and not ‘shaken baby syndrome’

– NSPCC

“Hotline reports ‘shocking’ rise in the sextortion of boys”

– Internet Watch Foundation

“UK and US pledge to combat AI-generated images of child abuse”

– Home Office

“Man found guilty of terror charge after building drone to give to ISIS”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“Southampton man jailed for three years after being found guilty of child sex offences”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Fleet man, 48, pleads guilty to stalking and controlling behaviour”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“The Online Safety Bill has been passed in “a momentous day for children”

– NSPCC

“Happiness of girls and young women at lowest level since 2009, shows UK poll”

– The Guardian

“Childhood in care raises risk of entering English youth justice system eightfold”

– The Guardian

“Man remanded in custody over slavery and trafficking offences”

– Sussex Police

“Swindon man found guilty of multiple counts of child rape”

– Wiltshire Police

“Melksham man jailed for five and a half years after being found guilty of abusing children”

– Wiltshire Police

“Man sentenced for making indecent images of children following Southampton arrest”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Man racially abused on bus in Brighton”

– Sussex Police

“Raising awareness to help people safely enjoy their nights out”

– Sussex Police

“Portsmouth man jailed for 22 months after admitting making indecent images of children and voyeurism.”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Man jailed for 13 years for non-recent sexual offences in Basingstoke”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Southampton sex offender jailed for breaching Sex Offenders’ Register requirements”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Experts reveal latest insights into world of cyber criminals”

– National Cyber Security Centre

National Cyber Secuirty Centre CEO and Information Commissioner sign Memorandum of Understanding

– National Cyber Security Centre

“Telegram Teenager Found Guilty of Terrorism Offences”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“Improvements made to the way Wiltshire Police protects children”

– Wiltshire Police

“Man jailed for child sex offences”

– Wiltshire Police

“Brighton man jailed for child sex offences”

– Sussex Police

“Annual Governance Survey 2023 reveals worrying trends in behaviour and safeguarding.”

– National Governance Association

“Paedophiles using open source AI to create child sexual abuse content, says watchdog”

– The Guardian

“Charities and Children’s Commissioner launch Young Carers Challenge for schools”

– Carers Trust

“Share information to protect children and young people at risk, urges UK Information Commissioner”

– Information Commissioner’s Office

“Working with children experiencing neglect: challenges and solutions”

– Community Care

“The Children’s Commissioner launches ‘The Big Ambition’”

– Children’s Commissioner 

“Flyer distributor charged with 2,400 breaches of Victoria’s child labour laws”

– The Guardian

“Wagner to be declared a terrorist organisation by UK”

– BBC News

“Sibling sexual behaviour”

– Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse

“Over 75% of people believe children are at significant risk of sexual abuse when using VR technology”

– NSPCC

“The 4 Cs of online safety: online safety risk for children”

– NSPCC

“Daniel Khalife: Escaped terror suspect arrested in north-west London”

– BBC News

“Man jailed after being convicted of nine sexual offences including rape of child”

– Wiltshire Police

“Salisbury man jailed for 14 years for child sex offences”

– Wiltshire Police

“Met chief ‘dismissed child safety warnings’ in wake of Baby P case, says former detective”

– The Guardian

“Man, 27, is jailed for eight years after running drugs network in Basingstoke”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Gang who supplied cocaine in Hampshire and laundered millions in cash has been jailed”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Witness appeal following hate crime incident in Bournemouth”

– Dorset Police

“County lines dealer supplying Wiltshire with Class A drugs jailed”

– Wiltshire Police

“‘A Scar on the Soul of the Community’: Fareham child abuser jailed for 26 years”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Southampton man sentenced for sexual communication with a child”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“New clustering tech ‘revolution’ helps analysts assess child sexual abuse imagery in seconds”

– Internet Watch Foundation

“The NCSC announces Ollie Whitehouse as new CTO”

– National Cyber Security Centre

“Southampton man sentenced to 13 years in prison for child sex offences”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

August 2023

“Seven arrests made following proactive operation to tackle suspected drug dealing in Bournemouth”

– Dorset Police

“Crawley man given 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order”

– Sussex Police

“Four men convicted in relation to double kidnapping – Reading”

– Thames Valley Police

“Ministers urged to ‘rocket boost’ fostering to alleviate shortage of carers”

– The Independent

“Lucy Letby: how did a nurse commit such unthinkable murders?”

– The Guardian

“Former student police officer jailed for sex offences against 13-year-old girl”

– The Independent

Why language matters: what is meant by ‘early help’

– NSPCC

“Children referred to social care twice as likely to fail GCSE maths and English”

– The Guardian

“IWF partners with SS8 to help block access to child sexual abuse imagery”

– Internet Watch Foundation

“Number of children in mental health crisis at record high in England”

– The Guardian

“Witness appeal following alleged attempted kidnap in Bournemouth”

– Dorset Police

“Man arrested following report of drink spiking in Swindon”

– Wiltshire Police

“82% rise in online grooming crimes against children in the last 5 years”

– NSPCC

“Half of anxiety and depression cases in new mothers in UK missed, says report”

– The Guardian

“Women with poor mental health ‘have 50% higher risk of preterm birth'”

– The Guardian

“Twitter/X defends restoring account that shared child abuse material”

– The Guardian

“How lockdown may have provided ‘cover’ for deadly child abuse in England”

– The Guardian

“Australian childcare worker charged with sex abuse of 91 children”

– BBC News

“Sussex Police make dozens of arrests in summer operation to tackle knife crime”

– Sussex Police

“Predator jailed for preying on teenage girls in Sussex”

– Sussex Police

“UK minister defends plan to demand access to encrypted messages”

– The Guardian

“Connected technology: MPs call on Government to tackle growing problem of tech-enabled domestic abuse”

– UK Parliament

“450 children died in care in decade to 2021”

– Article 39

“Ringwood resident charged with indecent exposure and child sex offences”

– Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

“Man jailed for child sex offences – Berkshire”

– Thames Valley Police

“Man jailed for child sexual offences – Bracknell”

Thames Valley Police

“Man issued with Slavery Trafficking Risk Order – Reading”

– Thames Valley Police

“Counter Terrorism Policing launch new youth campaign”

– Counter Terrorism Policing

“Man jailed for sexual offences against boy in West Sussex”

– Sussex Police

“Man given football banning order for online antisemitic abuse”

– Sussex Police

“How did parents’ experiences in the labour market shape children’s social and emotional development during the pandemic?”

The Institute for Fiscal Studies

“Baby monitors and smart speakers enabling abuse, say MPs”

– BBC News

“Man jailed for posting extremist related material online”

Counter Terrorism Policing

“1,400 contacts to our Helpline last year were about coercive and controlling behaviour towards children”

– NSPCC

“Urgent action needed to improve poor conditions endemic in young offender institutions”

Independent Monitoring Boards

“‘Routine’ use of hotels for lone child asylum seekers is unlawful, UK court rules”

– The Guardian

Have a concern/question and need to get in touch with someone?

Contact the Safeguarding and Prevent Officer, Ellen Roberts:

–   Email: ellen.roberts@showcasetraining.co.uk

–   Phone: 0330 320 9230

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