Vulnerablity in Children

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The Government have produced a document outlining guidance to support Vulnerable Children and Young people during this Pandemic.

 

Guidance on Vulnerable Children

 

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

https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

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:

 https://buff.ly/3aKkyFe