Supporting new parents
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:38:37 +0100

The NSPCC’s Insight and evidence series features a blog by Tove Andersson, evaluation assistant at the NSPCC, evaluating the implementation of NSPCC’s Baby steps program - which helps vulnerable parents prepare for parenthood through a series of pre-natal and post-natal sessions. Factors contributing to successful implementation of the programme include: creating a multi-agency steering group; providing reflective supervision; and establishing strong referral pathways. Findings of the evaluation will be used to inform the way we support other organisations to implement the Baby steps service.

Source: NSPCC impact and evidence insights blog  Date: 11 June 2018

Further information: NSPCC – Baby steps

Request for proposals: parenting perspectives on preventing sexual abuse of children with disabilities
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:58:43 +0100

The NSPCC is requesting proposals for a research project looking at how parents and professionals can work together to prevent the sexual abuse of children with disabilities. Please email for a copy of the tender. Proposals are due by 22 June 2018.

Source: NSPCC

NSPCC and BASPCAN trainer of the year award 2019: open for nominations
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:47:15 +0100

Nominations are now open to find the NSPCC and BASPCAN’s national child protection trainer of the year for 2019. Nominations must be submitted by 30 June 2018. The award will be presented on 15 January 2019.

Source: NSPCC - Child protection trainer of the year 2019

Further information: Make your nomination (Google doc)

NSPCC conference: How safe are our children? Growing up online
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:33:42 +0100

The NSPCC’s annual conference takes place on 20-21 June in London. The conference will feature talks from sector leaders and explore the latest research and insight on keeping children safe in the digital age. Speakers include Digital Secretary Matt Hancock MP, who will deliver the keynote address on day one; professor of social psychology Sonia Livingstone OBE; and experts from O2, Facebook, Google, the Internet Watch Foundation and CEOP. The conference will also see the launch of the NSPCC’s How safe are our children? 2018 report, a comprehensive overview of the latest child protection data from the UK.

Source: NSPCC conference: How safe are our children? Growing up online

Further information: Conference schedule (PDF)
NSPCC #WildWestWeb campaign

NSPCC online course: It’s your call
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:27:34 +0100

The NSPCC has developed a short (15-minute) interactive online course to help workers who enter or have access to people’s homes recognise the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what actions need to be taken. Workers who visit or enter people’s homes may see or hear things that others may not and the course will: help them recognise the signs of possible abuse and neglect; encourage them to report concerns; and support those who may have already witnessed signs of child abuse to know what to do about it and provide advice.

Source: NSPCC online course: It’s your call  

Further information: NSPCC It’s your call - online training course (video)

Suicide in England and Wales increasing among young people
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:12:08 +0100

The Guardian reports that figures obtained by the Brent Centre for Young People through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request indicate that overall the number of deaths by suicide among those age 10 to 19 in England and Wales has increased by 24 per cent from 2013/14 to 2015/16. The number of deaths by suicide in the same age category increased by 107 per cent from 2013/14 to 2015/16 in London itself. The Brent Centre calls for more investment in mental health services to better support young people.  

Source: Guardian  Date: 08 June 2018

Further information: Brent Centre for Young People