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“Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death at Full Sutton Prison”

BBC 14/10/2019

“Managing safeguarding risks when planning activities”

NSPCC 14/10/2019


“Safeguarding Knowledge Bank”

NCVO Knowhow 

“Safeguarding Information for Voluntary and Community Groups”



Britain’s Got Talent: Viewers Praise Show as Ant and Dec Interrupt Final to Launch [ITV] Mental Health Campaign”

Independent 05/10/2019

“State of the Nation Report 2019: Children and Young People’s Wellbeing “

Department for Education 

Children and Young People Now 04/10/2019

“Statutory guidance review for local youth services: have your say

GOV UK 03/10/2019

“Scotland becomes first country in UK to ban smacking of children”

The Guardian 03/10/2019

UCL 03/10/2019

“Home Secretary announces a package of new measures to tackle county lines”

GOV UK 01/10/2019

“New DAUK/HMC report identifies latest online trends”

HMC 01/10/2019

Cardiff University 30/09/2019

“Child victims of trauma forced to visit parents that abused them – this should be illegal”

Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma 30/09/2019

“Can parents agree to a 16 year old being detained?”

Transparency Project 28/09/2019

CommunityCare 27/09/2019

“Portsmouth v Southampton: Derby gets ‘largest’ football policing in Hampshire”

BBFC 26/09/2019

“Research project launches to better protect vulnerable children”

Children and Young People Now 25/09/2019

London Grid for Learning (LGfL)

“Portsmouth v Southampton: Derby gets ‘largest’ football policing in Hampshire”

BBC 23/09/2019

“Gucci model stages mental health protest at Milan fashion week”

The Guardian 22/09/2019

ITV News 21/09/2019

“Southampton Extinction Rebellion activists in court over bath tub road protest”

Daily Echo 20/09/2019

“County lines: how drugs gangs are recruiting children”

The Guardian 19/09/2019

UK Safer Internet Centre 19/09/2019

“Vanessa George: Nursery abuser released from prison”

BBC 18/09/2019

“Behind the lines: A series investigating the scale, causes and consequences of the county lines phenomenon”

The Guardian 18/09/2019

The Guardian 17/09/2019

“Multi-million pound funding to protect child abuse victims and track down offenders”

GOV UK 17/09/2019

“Sadam Essakhil: The message a murderer has for schoolchildren”

BBC 16/09/2019

IICSA 16/09/2019

“Save the date: Safer Internet Day 2020”

UK Safer Internet Centre 13/09/2019

“Safeguarding Disabled Children and Young People – Safeguarding Matters”

Ann Craft Trust 


“After: Surviving sexual assault”

BBC Sounds 

“Act Early – young people’s mental health


GOV UK 06/09/2019

“New system to simplify and speed up modern slavery referrals”

GOV UK 03/09/2019

“Nearly half of benefit claimants hit by the benefits freeze can’t afford essential bills”

Citizens Advice 02/09/2019

GOV UK 02/09/2019

“The Good Childhood Report 2019”

The Children’s Society 31/08/2019

“Learning from survivors of church sexual abuse” (Chichester)

Community Care 30/08/2019

GOV UK 28/08/2019

“Children’s care crisis: councils forced to overspend almost £800m on children’s social care”

Local Government Association 27/08/2019

“Children’s experiences of online harm and what they want to do about it”

Children’s Commissioner 27/08/2019

Classic FM

“Online safety for children: what parents need to know”

The Telegraph 22/08/2019

“Millions in local investment to support children and young people’s mental health”

GOV UK 20/08/2019


“Relatives of dead student Emily Drouet sue boyfriend who assaulted her”

BBC 19/08/2019

“Podcast:How to safeguard adults and children in inter-generational or mixed-age group organisations”

NSPCC 19/08/2019

Portsmouth News 16/08/2019

“Drug crime mapped: Gangs operating away from home cities”

BBC 12/08/2019

“Tech firms face fines for harmful videos from regulator Ofcom”

BBC 12/08/2019

GOV UK 12/08/2019

“Over 1 million children could be sidelined by NHS mental health plan changes”

NSPCC 09/08/2019

“Children at risk of sexual exploitation need better support, report concludes”

Cardiff University 09/08/2019

National Crime Agency 09/08/2019

“What young people say about knife crime”

Barnardos 08/08/2019

 “A3 Online Safety Posters to Download”

Childnet International

BBC News 07/08/2019

“Daycare worker charged with neglect after four toddlers broke legs on same day”

Mirror 06/08/2019

“Podcast: What is the role of the nominated child protection lead in safeguarding children and young people?”

NSPCC 06/08/2019

Chelsea FC 06/08/2019

“Thousands of sexual offences against young children recorded by police”

NSPCC 06/08/2019

“Review and survivors’ helpline seek to close era of shortcomings in Church’s safeguarding”

Church Times 01/08/2019

Anna Freud 01/08/2019

“Inquiry publishes report into Nottinghamshire Councils”

IICSA 31/07/2019

“200,000 young people may have been groomed on social networks”

NSPCC 30/07/2019

Missing People 29/07/2019

“New children’s minister appointed in Boris Johnson reshuffle”

Community Care 28/07/2019

“Rising reports of children being left home alone during school holidays”

NSPCC 26/07/2019

UK Parliament 26/07/2019

“Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – April 2018 to March 2019, Annual Report, Experimental Statistics Report”

NHS England 25/07/2019

“International child abduction – preventing abduction and recovering children (England and Wales)”

UK Parliament 24/07/2019

NSPCC 23/07/2019

“Child mental health unit referrals ‘up nearly 50%”

Portsmouth News 20/07/2019

Breast-ironing recognised as child cruelty and assault by CPS

CPS 19/07/2019

BBC 18/07/2019

“Child mental health unit referrals ‘up nearly 50%'”

BBC 18/07/2019

“Are celebrities putting themselves at risk by using FaceApp?”

Capital FM 18/07/2019

Wave 105 18/07/2019

“Number of children and young people accessing NHS funded community mental health services in England, April 2018 to March 2019, Experimental Statistics”

NHS 18/07/2019

“Into the Lighthouse: the UK’s first safe space for child sexual abuse victims”

The Guardian 17/07/2019

“Instagram hides number of ‘likes’ from users in Australian trial”

The Guardian 17/07/2019

“Young, British and Depressed”

Channel 4

“Children and young people’s mental health – policy, CAMHS services, funding and education”

Parliament UK 16/07/2019

BBC 16/07/2019

“Equality and Diversity Newsletter – July 2019”

Showcase Training 15/07/2019

“EastEnders Bobby Beale converts to Islam after being released from prison”

Mirror 12/07/2019

Portsmouth News 12/07/2019

“Pioneering new tools to be rolled out in fight against child abusers”

GOV.UK 12/07/2019

“National mental health programme between schools and NHS”

GOV.UK 12/07/2019

BBC 12/07/2019

“Early intervention and child development: A parenting pilot in Peterborough”

Nuffield Health 11/07/2019

“Britain’s worst female paedophile to be released from prison”

Telegraph 11/07/2019

Action For Children 09/07/2019

“Police use of child spies in criminal gangs is lawful, high court rules”

The Guardian 08/07/2019

“Let children know you’re listening”

NSPCC 08/07/2019

Instagram 08/07/2019

“Podcast: How safe? 2019 report”

NSPCC 08/07/2019

Children as young as seven being used by ‘county lines’ drug gangs

Independent 05/07/2019

Sky News 04/07/2019

“Single mum, 23, ‘murdered her two young kids because they got in the way of her offering men sex for cash’”

The Sun 02/07/2019

“Three in five young people have experienced a mental health problem or are close to someone who has”

Mind UK

BBC 01/07/2019

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