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Contextual Safeguarding: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Contextual Safeguarding is an approach developed in 2011 as a result of work carried out by DrCarlene Firmin, principal research fellow at the University of Bedfordshire (see expert view, below). Her three-year review of responses to peer-on-peer abuse, found that 90 per cent of cases involved contextual factors which child protection systems and practices struggled to deal with.

Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
At its best, technology speeds up laborious inputting of information, enabling children’s services practitioners to spend more time with their clients, helps commissioners to identify trends so they can prioritise resources, and enable leaders to make informed choices on how services are structured.

Domestic Abuse: Policy context

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  • Monday, April 29, 2019
The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that there were 1.2 million female and 713,000 male victims of domestic abuse in 2016/17, respectively 7.5 and 4.4 per cent of the total population.

E-Safety: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Results of a survey of 2,000 young people released on Safer Internet Day found two-thirds of eight to 17-year-olds would feel "disconnected" from the world if they couldn't be online. The finding highlight the integral part played by the internet in children and young people's lives today.

E-Safety: Age Verification and Online Pornography

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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Internet Matters commissioned this research to better understand parental views around online pornography in light of the forthcoming introduction of age verification on commercial pornography websites.

Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Rising demand for children's services and increasing expectations of what they should deliver - while coming at a time when resources are shrinking - has created a necessity among local authorities to find new ways of reaching more people at less cost.

Social Media and E-professionalism in Child Welfare: Policy and Practice

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  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
This article reports that, in the United States, there is little guidance for managers and policymakers about how child welfare workers should search for or communicate with clients via social media. It offers a number of considerations for standards of e-professionalism. As well as the journal article, this summary draws on relevant guidance and frameworks from the UK.

eCDOP

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  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
IT solution electronically mirrors local safeguarding children boards' process of recording and reviewing deaths of under-18s.

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