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“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

“Thousands of children under 14 have been investigated by police for sexting”

The Guardian 30/12/2019

“Grooming ‘epidemic’ as almost 19,000 children identified as sexual exploitation victims in England”

Independent 28/12/2019

House of Commons 20/12/2019

“Migrant boy, 15, found walking along M6 near Birmingham”

BBC 19/12/2019

“Racism ‘prevalent’ in the armed forces, ombudsman warns”

BBC 19/12/2019

BBC 19/12/2019

“Telford child sex abuse: Men jailed for assaulting girl”

BBC 19/12/2019

“Members of child abuse WhatsApp group arrested in 11 countries”

BBC 10/12/2019

NSPCC 05/12/2019

“Podcast: harmful sexual behaviour in schools”


“Instagram demands date of birth from new members”

BBC 04/12/2019


“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

“Female Genital Mutilation July-September 2019”

NHS Digital 28/11/2019

“Hampshire boy, 17, detained for three months for raping his eight-year-old sister”

The News 26/11/2019

Daily Echo 25/11/2019

“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

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