053 BASPCAN Congress interviews

053 BASPCAN Congress interviews

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. John was 20 years a social work practitioner and joined the University in 2006. He is also National Chair of the...
052 Child Trafficking & Modern Slavery

052 Child Trafficking & Modern Slavery

The practice of child trafficking and modern slavery in the 21st century at the level that it exists is one of the most appalling and shameful indictments of the worldwide human condition. Bharti Patel is CEO of ECPAT UK. Bharti has more than fifteen years’ experience...
051 Child Protection

051 Child Protection

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’– carrying a prison term of up to 5 years if they fail to report a child in danger. The...
Sex offending legislation

Sex offending legislation

This was posted on my Guardian page on 19/12/14. See David Niven at The Social Care Network online Guardian.   The trial and conviction of Simon Harris, a 55-year-old teacher and former charity manager, for abusing Kenyan street children between 2002 and 2013,...