Vulnerability in Children
The Government have produced a document outlining guidance to support Vulnerable Children and Young people during this Pandemic.
Coronavirus: online safety
The National Crime Agency (NCA) CEOP command has launched a campaign to help keep children safe online during the coronavirus pandemic.
The #OnlineSafetyAtHome campaign contains home activity packs with 15-minute activities for parents and carers to do with their children using CEOP’s Thinkuknow educational resources. New activities will be launched fortnightly.
The NCA has warned of a spike in online child sex offending during the coronavirus crisis, with latest figures indicating that there are at least 300,000 people in the UK posing a sexual threat to children.
An article in the Guardian reports on NSPCC concerns that a shortage of moderators who combat sexual abuse online combined with children spending more time on the internet at home has created a “perfect storm” for abusers to take advantage of the pandemic.
Help Preventing Sexual Abuse
Helping Prevent Sexual Abuse: Information and advice during Coronavirus.
The National Youth Agency- Out of Sight
The National Youth Agency has just published the 'Out of Sight?' report on vulnerable young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It finds 3 key concerns:
- Increased Mental Health concerns
- Missing from Education
- At risk, at home
Read the full report here: