Source: NSPCC, Just for Kids Law
Date: 07 April 2022
The NSPCC, along with Just for Kids Law and ten other charities has signed a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Education and Schools. It highlights the need for stronger safeguarding measures against child criminal exploitation (CCE) for vulnerable children who face school exclusion. The charities are calling for Statutory exclusions guidance and Behaviour guidance to include better information for teachers on how to spot the warning signs and risk factors for CCE and to state that headteachers and governing bodies should consider whether a child at risk of exclusion may be showing risk factors for exploitation as part of their decision to exclude.
Read the press release: Coalition of children’s charities demand better protection against child criminal exploitation
RESOURCES to help tackle Abuse and eXploitation
Date: 04 April 2022
Barnardo’s has updated its Real love rocks resources for children and young people on healthy relationships, exploitation, and radicalisation. The content is in line with the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) statutory guidelines for relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) lessons in England and is a tool for professionals working with children. Originally launched in 2014, the update was in response to the reported rise in sexual harassment and abuse, offline and online. The new edition includes additional information on topics such as emotional regulation and creating a support network.
Read the press release: Barnardo’s launches resources to help schools tackle sexual harassment and abuse
Visit the page: Healthy relationships and exploitation education resources
Safeguarding for young people
Date: 04 April 2022
The Youth Advisory Panel of the Safer Young Lives Research Centre (SYLRC) has created a resource booklet for children and young people on contextual safeguarding and dangers outside the home. This resource is also designed for professionals that work with children and young people to use as a tool to facilitate discussion about safeguarding in an age-appropriate way.
Read the blog: Introducing a contextual safeguarding resource for young people!
Download the resource: Your guide to contextual safeguarding (