The whole social media safety thing can feel like drowning in technological quicksand! I found this organisation via Twitter – website looks really useful and I’m personally really excited that someone has organised a whole day dedicated to Safer Internet discussion – safeguarding anorak that I am – date for the diary is 5th FebruaryContinue reading “Safer Internet Day 2013 – see you there?”
Guardian 01 August 2012
Controversial story about a homicidal mother who killed both her children while on holiday in Spain. Lianne Smith has been jailed and further horrifying is that she was once the head of a council’s Children’s Services – her husband and – possibly the children’s father – was a child sex offender, having abused Smith’s older daughter from a previous relationship, and they had fleed Britain until his arrest and deportation in May 2010.
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9823819.Seaford_school_bans_Facebook_pictures/ Seaford school bans Facebook pictures 3:30pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 in News A school is attempting to ban parents from posting pictures of their own children on Facebook and Twitter. Cradle Hill Primary in Lexden Road, Seaford, has told parents that they are not to put pictures of their own children on social networking sitesContinue reading “Argus article – Seaford School tries banning Facebook pictures of pupils”
From Optimus Education 3.7.12: “Last year Nigel Leat was jailed indefinitely for abusing young girls at Hillside First School in Weston-super-Mare. The Serious Case Review that followed is now being sent to every Local Safeguarding Children Board in England to be read by school leaders across the country. One of the main points to comeContinue reading “Serious Case Review update: Hillside First School”
Originally posted on The Outdoor Teacher:
We wanted to share with you a video made by young people who attended our Earthwise Project, a partnership project between Circle of Life Rediscovery and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – young poeple attended a number of Youth Leadership trainings in the Outdoors where we…
Training and Consultancy.
I worked in the social care system as a residential social worker, and later as a recruitment consultant in the early 2000s. During this period I found a majority of inept and corrupt social care settings ** – and I screamed loudly about this – and attempted to get the media’s attention – alas thisContinue reading “FINALLY. Someone is sitting up and taking notice of the widespread, institutional risks of sexual exploitation to children and young people in the care system.”