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“An estimated 1 in 4 children and young people have problematic smartphone usage”

Kings College London 29/11/2019

“Children under 12 can no longer ‘commit crime’ in Scotland”

BBC 29/11/2019

BBC 28/11/2019

“Call for mental health support for young offenders”

BBC 26/11/2019

“Half a million children not seeking help for mental health issues”

The Children’s Society 20/11/2019

Community Care 20/11/2019

“No Place To Spend Christmas: New Research Into Experiences of Youth Homelessness”

Centre Point

“State of a generation: Preventing mental health problems in children and young people”

Mental Health Foundation

NSPCC 15/11/2019

“Child abuse linked to faith and belief rises by a third, councils reveal”

Local Government Association 14/11/2019

“One in 50 ‘children in need’ are not yet born”

BBC 14/11/2019

Business Insider 14/11/2019

“Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts”

BBC 13/11/2019

“Kids’ social media app ad banned on health grounds”

BBC 13/11/2019

The Guardian 13/11/2019

“Teens in care in Birmingham ‘without food or bedding'”

BBC 12/11/2019

“Brand new educational resources for schools and educators to help them celebrate Safer Internet Day”

UK Safer Internet Centre 12/11/2019

Mind UK 11/11/2019

“Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us”

Anti-Bullying Alliance 11/11/2019

“Change Starts With Us – Anti-Bullying Week Report”

Anti-Bullying Alliance 11/11/2019

NSPCC 11/11/2019

“The NSPCC is inviting proposals for research about our Childline service”

NSPCC 08/11/2019

“Survivors of child sexual abuse invited to share views on access to records”

IICSA 08/11/2019

Community Care 07/11/2019

“Victims and survivors tell Inquiry that physical and sexual abuse was endemic in children’s homes and residential care”

IICSA 07/11/2019

“Lack of early support for young people’s mental health puts pressure on GPs – new survey”

YoungMinds 07/11/2019


“Fourth person arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences after raids at two care homes”

ITV News 07/11/2019

Nursery worker arrested over multiple child sex abuse allegations as police contact 100 families

Independent  06/11/2019

BBC 01/11/2019

“The contextual safeguarding debate”

CYP Now 29/10/2019

New Study Reveals Girls More Likely to be Admitted to Hospital After Self-Harming

Swansea University 29/10/2019

GOV UK 29/10/2019

“Molly Russell: Instagram extends self-harm ban to drawings”

BBC 28/10/2019

“Hate Crime Statistics”

Parliament UK 28/10/2019

Community Care 28/10/2019

“Taking More Steps To Keep The People Who Use Instagram Safe”

Instagram 27/10/2019

“Facebook surveillance becoming ‘normalised’ in some social work teams, research concludes”

Community Care 24/10/2019

NSPCC 22/10/2019

“Safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees: updates to guidance”

GOV UK 22/10/2019

“Hate crimes recorded by police up 10%”

BBC 15/10/2019

National Children’s Bureau

“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

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