The Unexpectedness of a Baby B...

Mar 24, 2014 by

Guest blog by Jane Evans     For too many years myths have existed about how children, especially young ones, are affected...

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Social work vacancy rates

Mar 21, 2014 by

Social work under pressure A massive rise in child protection cases in Coventry is another reflection of the pressure that social...

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Child Protection Training

Mar 14, 2014 by

I have a lifetime of knowledge in child protection and therefore offer Child Protection training through my company, so I want to...

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020 Parenting news stories; Da...

Mar 7, 2014 by

Faye Dicker of Freelance Bristol Mum and I discuss some of the headlines that have made the papers this week. Included are the risks...

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Domestic Violence

Feb 26, 2014 by

The Never Changing Face   A BBC news article calls for special training to recognise the signs of domestic violence following...

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Identification of CSA Victims

Feb 21, 2014 by

  I’ve talked in the past about identifying victims of abuse world wide and the difficulties inherent to agencies in that...

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018 Childhood trauma; child ab...

Feb 20, 2014 by

An interview with an old friend of the programme Jane Evans who is speaking at ‘This is my childhood’ conference. We...

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Probation changes : will they ...

Feb 18, 2014 by

Social work and rehabilitation There are a substantial body of people worried about the privatisation of social work and the drifting...

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017 Celebrity Abuse and Childr...

Feb 13, 2014 by

BBC Radio interview where, as an independent child protection expert, I am asked to discuss my opinions following the acquittal of...

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015 Peter Garsden – surv...

Jan 30, 2014 by

Peter Garsden is the senior partner at Abney Garsden solicitors. He is my guest this week. We discuss the changing landscape for...

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Child sex crimes

Jan 16, 2014 by

Once again a terrible demonstration by law enforcement and other agencies of the sheer volume of people interested in sexual activity...

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Celebrity Abusers

Jan 15, 2014 by

Gary Glitter, Jonathan King, Jimmy Savile, Stewart Hall were all convicted of child abuse. Bill Roache, Dave Lee Travis and Rolf...

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The Upside of Disciplinary Pro...

Jan 14, 2014 by

Changing the image of social work   I was interviewed on BBC radio about a social worker in Swindon who had been struck off for...

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Historic Abuse Inquiry

Jan 13, 2014 by

Today I am looking at historic abuse. On the day that the public inquiry is launched in Northern Ireland called the  Historical...

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Early years conference

Jan 2, 2014 by

This is my childhood; there will be no other   Domestic violence, substance misuse and chronic mental health problems are...

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The new year

Dec 30, 2013 by

Happy New Year! It’s been a mixed year for economy and business, but David Niven Associates has managed to come through it...

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This is my childhood

Dec 20, 2013 by

This is my childhood. There will be no other. I am delighted to announce that ‘This is my childhood’ will be on the 4th...

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A life of violence for all the...

Dec 13, 2013 by

Are we any closer to breaking the cycle of violence? Acts, threats, depictions and celebrations of violence are still chronically...

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Stalking: a criminal offence b...

Dec 4, 2013 by

Stalking Stalking became a criminal offence in England and Wales on the 25th November 2012. David Niven Associates will be putting on...

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Excluded and invisible in the ...

Nov 29, 2013 by

Who are the excluded and the invisible in our country? Not long ago walking in Bath I came across the excluded and invisible in the...

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Dangers of a vigilante society...

Nov 28, 2013 by

The wrong accusations of paedophiles Bijan Ebrahimi was beaten to death and set on fire in Bristol over the summer. He was falsely...

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Child sexual exploitation R...

Nov 26, 2013 by

Child exploitation Once again child sexual exploitation is in the news. The final report from the national enquiry headed by Sue...

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Sexual Abuse.

Nov 25, 2013 by

Sexual Abuse – The Green House, Bristol Today I’d like to talk about The Green House, a charity which helps people of all...

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006 Jonathan Singer on youth s...

Nov 21, 2013 by

Jonathan Singer on youth suicide; Thoughts on Sri Lanka I am delighted to have interviewed Jonathan Singer, a podcaster and...

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The Affects of Domestic Violen...

Nov 5, 2013 by

Children of domestic violence Domestic violence within families has a profound effect on children’s emotional development and...

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Child Exploitation

Oct 18, 2013 by

Child Exploitation and Child Trafficking Listening to the counter child trafficking global online conference...

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Images of Children Online

Oct 15, 2013 by

Abusive images of children In recent years so much anxiety has been created amongst parent groups by an upsurge in the advice given...

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Protecting Disabled Children

Oct 14, 2013 by

I’d like to talk a little bit about the needs of disabled children who have, of course, exactly the same human rights to be...

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Child Victims in Court

Oct 7, 2013 by

Children in court The judicial system in this country is in serious need of an overhaul, especially where children are the witnesses....

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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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