054 Mandatory Reporting Debate

Apr 29, 2015 by

The formal debate on mandatory reporting took place at the BASPCAN Congress in Edinburgh where a packed theatre voted substantially against the proposal initially and , at the end, still voted against but with a much reduced majority.

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053 BASPCAN Congress interview...

Apr 21, 2015 by

John Devaney MBE, Director of Social Work Education at Queens University , Belfast who Chaired the Congress gives his thoughts on the success of the event. Then, to follow, Sue Berelowitz, the Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England, talks about new initiatives and improved chances to hear the voice of the child.

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052 Child Trafficking & M...

Apr 10, 2015 by

Bharti’s passion to challenge the root causes of child exploitation and abuse underpins her leadership role with ECPAT UK, where she has overseen important changes to law and policy in the area of child protection and trafficking prevention.

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051 Child Protection

Mar 5, 2015 by

It certainly has been child protection week! With the Prime Minister announcing his ideas for professionals in child protection to be charged with ‘wilful neglect’

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The person not the party.

Feb 12, 2015 by

We should look to the person not the party when the dust has settled and the real work on the historic child abuse inquiry starts.

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050 A Story of Historic Abuse

Feb 11, 2015 by

With the announcement of the new Chair of the Historic Abuse Inquiry this is a story that should be referred to that inquiry as I...

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Sex offending legislation

Dec 19, 2014 by

A couple of years ago, I made a Freedom of Information request asking how many British men had been prosecuted under this legislation since its inception 17 years ago

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045 Tessa Munt MP

Nov 17, 2014 by

A strong supporter of social work and a survivor of abuse, she talks of her commitment to protecting the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.

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040 JSWEC Conf. Part 2

Aug 18, 2014 by

The second of this series features John Devaney, Director of Social Work Education at Queens University , Belfast and his...

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032 The work of the NSPCC

Jun 5, 2014 by

This Podcast features Jon Brown as my guest. We talk of developments in child protection, the work of the NSPCC  and the future...

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