Posted on: 21/10/20
Update from SAFE CIC
Welcome to the September 2020 news round up.
From this month we are providing just the headlines from each story within the email newsletter with clickable links to the full story.
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News Round up
News Story: On September 25th 2020 NHS COVID-19 app was launched
News Story: New Adult Safeguarding Bill for Northern Ireland Proposed
News Story : New Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill Proposed
News Story : Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020 has now been published.
Non Statutory Guidance
News Story : The Welsh Government has produced Together we’ll keep children and young people safe- as we rebuild from Covid-19
Reports, Reviews, Resources, Research, Consultations and Inquiries
1. The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into The Kingdom Church GB (charity number 1137370) in South London over concerns about the charity’s management.
2. Eight Case Reviews have been added to the National Repository this month they are:
1. Serious harm suffered by a 3-month-old baby boy because of multiple injuries including fractures and bruising of the brain in May 2017.
2. Life-changing injuries to a 10-and-a-half-month-old infant in November 2013 due to shaking.
3. Neglect and abuse of a 6-year-old girl over a number of years.
4. Death of child under 3-years-old (Child U1) in January 2018.
5. Self-harm of a young female in June 2018.
6. Significant neglect of two siblings.
7. Death of an 8-month-old girl in 2017.
8. Non-accidental head injury to a 2-year-old boy.
Worthy of note
1. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that Save the Children UK can begin bidding for UK aid funding again.
2. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that a man used a DNA mouth swab from a friend to send through to the Child Maintenance Service on 6 July 2018.
3. The Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for the Government to change the law to stop councils placing under 18s in care in unregulated accommodation.
4. The Truth Project – part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse provides victims and survivors with an opportunity to share their account and make suggestions to help better protect children in future.
5. Charities dealing with men who suffer domestic abuse have seen pleas for help jump by up to 60% during the lockdown.
6. University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has been ordered to pay a total of £12,565 after admitting it failed to disclose details relating to a surgical procedure or apologise, following the death of a 91-year-old woman.
And the reason to remain vigilant in all aspects of safeguarding
1. During the six months between January 1 and June 30, Suffolk Constabulary investigated 104 cases involving indecent images of children
2. A school bus driver who took photos of young girls leaving his bus and was found guilty of attempting to arrange a child sex offence will be imprisoned for longer following the intervention of the Solicitor General.
3. The deputy head teacher of a primary school has admitted online child sexual offences after a National Crime Agency investigation.
4. “Predatory paedophile” admitted preying upon five victims between 1987 and 2007.
5. A High Court judge has ordered that three children be placed for adoption after calling their mother “the most egregious liar I have ever encountered”.
6. A Police Constable pleaded guilty earlier to several child sex offences.
A new research report Emerging from lockdown found that, of the 3.7million households in the UK granted a bill “payment holiday”, over 6 in 10 are already facing financial difficulties and will struggle to repay their debts when these arrangements end.
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The SAFE Team.