Source: Tackling Child Exploitation
Date: 22 October 2021
The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Programme has launched a series of free online learning events focused on child exploitation and extra-familial harm. The events are designed for strategic leaders and senior managers across the multi-agency partnership.
View programme of events: Learning events
See also on NSPCC Learning
> Protecting children from sexual exploitation
Date: 24 August 2021
Ofsted has updated its Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills guidance for England to include a section on its review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges, and outlining expectations of providers in alignment with the Department for Education’s (DfE's) updated guidance on keeping children safe in education.
Read the guidance: Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings
Source: Home Office
Date: 03 August 2021
The Home Office is consulting on draft domestic abuse statutory guidance which will support the implementation of the definition of domestic abuse in England and Wales. Chapter 3 of the guidance looks at the impact on children and young people who are recognised as victims of domestic abuse for the first time. The guidance highlights different aspects of the experience of children and young people, so that this can be considered in seeking to meet their needs. It explains how the statutory definition of domestic abuse is to operate alongside other measures that address the safeguarding of children and young people. The consultation closes on 14 September 2021.
Read the draft guidance: Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance
See also on NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from domestic abuse
Source: The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
Date: 05 August 2021
The Chair of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England has written to the government setting out three areas identified as needing urgent investment that should be prioritised in the spending review. The areas include: family help to support families who are struggling to parent their children in conditions of adversity; homes for children in care; and the mental health of children in care.
Read the letter: Letter to government on spending review
Source: Home Office
Date: 21 July 2021
The Home Office has published the Tackling violence against women and girls strategy. Elements of the strategy relating to crime, policing and justice apply to England and Wales, while elements relating to health, social care, and education apply to England only. The strategy sets out the government’s plan to increase support for victims and survivors, increase the number of perpetrators brought to justice and to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls. Immediate steps to improve safety for women and girls include: a new national policing lead on violence against women and girls; a £5 Million ‘Safety of Women at Night’ Fund focussing on the prevention of violence against women and girls in public spaces at night; and appointing two Violence Against Women and Girls Transport Champions, to tackle the problems faced by female passengers on public transport.
Read the news story: Tackling violence against women and girls strategy launched
Read the strategy: Tackling violence against women and girls strategy