Police Only Caution Sex Offend...

Sep 30, 2013 by

Sexual offences are not being prosecuted It’s come to light today that there have been at least 1,500 people cautioned for sex...

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Sexual Exploitation – Se...

Sep 27, 2013 by

Sexual Exploitation 16 years ago a lot of us put a great deal of work into what became the 1997 Sexual Offences Act which has now...

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Public awareness of child prot...

Sep 25, 2013 by

Child Protection Very interesting article in the Guardian online Social Care Network by Nushra Mansuri BASW’s professional...

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Questions on aspects of abuse ...

Sep 24, 2013 by

Abuse of vulnerable adults Some years ago I did some work for a large domiciliary care agency. Apart from the training we offered,...

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Musings on the new podcast

Sep 23, 2013 by

It’s amazing sometimes how the dividing line blurs between the written and the spoken media. However I’m going to try and...

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Social work and the media

Sep 20, 2013 by

Social work and the media One of the things that I offer through David Niven Associates is media training, both basic creation of a...

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Children in the Media

Sep 19, 2013 by

Media portrayal of children Very soon, as part of a wider study, we’re going to send out a survey with regards to the image of...

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Social work challenges

Sep 18, 2013 by

Social Work It’s come to my attention that a survey done by the British Association of Social Workers threw up some startling...

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Daniel Pelka

Sep 17, 2013 by

Daniel Pelka serious case review Today the Serious Case Review for Daniel Pelka was released and, as expected, all the questions were...

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Children at risk in Northern I...

Sep 16, 2013 by

Children I did an interview with BBC Radio Ulster this morning concerning the developing arrests and cases of child sex abuse...

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The age of consent

Sep 13, 2013 by

A significant debate is needed to once and for all tackle the issue of the age of consent throughout Europe (if not wider but perhaps...

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The Image of Social Work

Sep 12, 2013 by

Media training for social workers Again there’s all sorts of talk of social work in the media and how social workers are...

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Under age Facebook accounts

Sep 11, 2013 by

I’d like to talk again about social media and the responsibilities of the bigger players and their role to protect the...

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Social work not soldiers

Sep 9, 2013 by

So the Russians thought to subtly insult us by referring to the UK at the G20 summit as ‘just an insignificant little...

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Child Abuse Linked to Faith or...

Sep 6, 2013 by

I’m looking forward to hearing views from a consultation that we are convening in the South West of England to consider the...

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Frogs in wells

Sep 3, 2013 by

The number of children identified by the UK human trafficking centre who are victims in the UK rose by 12% its still over 2000...

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