The Burglars Code – myth or fact?

Have you ever seen strange marks on walls and pavements outside your home? For many years police forces have warned that some of these marks may be linked to burglars. Most recently these symbols have been dismissed as harmless highway maintenance drawings. Is this true or is there a form of ‘burglars code’?

Doxing – what is it?

What if the private information contained in your social media accounts is hacked, stolen and then published online. Some of your most intimate moments published on the web for thousands to see. This is known as ‘Doxing’. Find out more in this article.

Online safeguarding news update – December 2018

Catch up with the online safeguarding news stories for December, in easy to read bitesize news segments.

The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

Doxing, catfishing, trolling and revenge porn are just some of the dangers that women face when using the web. In this article we signpost you to an online resource that provides great advice for keeping you cyber-safe.

Missing Abroad – The Lucie Blackman Trust

In December 2018 two British women, Amy Gerrard and Grace Millane were reported missing overseas. Amy disappeared in Tenerife, whilst Grace was last seen in Auckland, New Zealand. Both cases ended tragically. What support is available for families who find themselves with loved ones missing abroad? This article highlights the excellent work of the Lucie Blackman Trust.

Modern Slavery Apps

The public have a key role to play in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery. We need to find new ways of empowering and encouraging the public to report their concerns. We take a look at three smartphone apps that do just that.

Online safeguarding news update – November 2018

Catch up with the online safeguarding news stories for November, in easy to read bitesize news segments.

Missing – ‘Don’t drink and drown’

Each year many people go missing on a night out with friends. Most turn up a few days later, but some missing cases end fatally. Alcohol is a major factor and the optimum time for fatal disappearances are the winter months of – December, January and February.


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