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An ex-childminder has received a suspended prison sentence for continuing to provide childcare after a member of her family was arrested for a sexual offence.

Too many statutory requirements mean we are busy demonstrating compliance rather than getting on with our real job

The Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance on multi-agency working was updated in June. So, what is new? Hannah Crown reports

Nearly 16,000 babies under the age of one are growing up in ‘toxic’ households at risk of severe harm, warns a new report from the children’s commissioner.

Children awaiting adoption outnumber adopters by two to one, new figures show.

Nurseries should help parents and carers make their homes safer to prevent injuries in under-fives, recommends a new national accident prevention strategy.

A series of four articles covering all aspects of safeguarding is now out.

What exactly is expected of a ‘designated safeguarding lead’, legally and practically, asks Rachel Buckler

The Government has updated its safeguarding guidance for schools to include the introduction of GDPR and tackle concerns about female genital mutilation and child-on-child sexual violence.

Many of the problems in safeguarding cases – lack of professional curiosity, inadequate information sharing – would be solved with the development of a competent workforce, finds safeguarding expert Rachel Buckler