We take a look at The Herbert Protocol, a simple risk reduction tool to be used in the event that an adult with care and support is reported missing. It is widely associated with people living with dementia who go missing, providing police with vital information to enhance the chances of locating a person quickly and safely.
Breast ironing is an age-old tradition, practiced in certain parts of Africa. The pounding and massaging of a girl’s breasts to delay breast development. In the UK it is child abuse. Read our guide to find out more.
Missing and vulnerable children often gravitate to a ‘friendly’ address in their area. Some are safe, many are not. Find out what the law says, when a person persistently ignores requests and warnings by the authorities not to harbour a child.
We take a look at the indicators that help identify whether someone is at risk of forced marriage, and describe some of the preventative safeguarding tactics that can help professionals with those that are vulnerable.
In our third article examining ‘abuse linked to belief or faith’, we take a look at actions that must be taken when a safeguarding concern is identified , and emphasise the need to act quickly to ensure the “one chance rule” is not missed.