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Momo Challenge – 2019 Media Frenzy

February 2019 – Momo fever gripped the UK. A few days later it was declared Fake News by several leading charities. Was it real or an elaborate hoax?

County Lines – 2019 update

The NCA have produced their latest assessment into county lines drug supplies. Find out more here.

Missing Children – the controversial issue of restraint

Is it lawful to prevent a child from leaving a care or foster home? Can anything be done if you believe that they might come to harm?

Chatbots – a safeguarding aide?

Chatbots used in the protection of children and vulnerable adults. What are they, what can they do? Are there any pitfalls and will they bring anything of value to the safeguarding arena?

Clare’s Law – an underused safeguarding tool

The murder of Clare Wood in 2009, prompted the introduction of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – Clare’s Law. Figures show that it is underused compared to the number of domestic incidents each year. As safeguarding professionals, we need to change that.

Clever Never Goes!

The new Clever Never Goes programme, developed by the charity Action Against Abduction, seeks to moves the focus away from strangers and instead teaches children to recognise when someone (anyone) is asking them to go with them.

Online safeguarding news update – January 2019

Catch up with the online safeguarding news stories that occurred in January, in easy to read bitesize news segments.

Not all emojis are cute

Emojis are now part of everyday life, but used in the wrong way and by someone with malicious or exploitative intentions, they can be become threatening, coercive and harmful.

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