NI CHILD GROOMING SURGES 1400% IN 4 YEARS AMID FEARS THAT ONLINE RISKS ARE BEING IGNORED DURING LOCK DOWN In the past four years, the number of children being groomed in Northern Ireland soared 1400%(1). Online sexual crimes against NI children have increased by almost 270% (2) in the same time period. MPs
New ‘Safer Schools’ app launching A new safeguarding app will now be available to teachers as well as parents and carers in Northern Ireland.The Safer Schools app has been offered to the Department by the 'INEQE Safeguarding Group’, run by Jim Gamble Parents and carers will be able access advice on information on
Whilst most of us are locked down in our homes, there may be a tendency to think that simply because we know exactly where they are, our children and young people are somehow safer. Sadly, the truth is they might not be. We know children are spending more time online than
This week we’re shaking things up a bit – and using our weekly roundup to bring you key pieces of information you need to help keep young people safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Watch our Special Educational Needs Advisor, explain Coronavirus using Makaton. Do you receive our Safeguarding Alerts? Receive regular updates to help you safeguard children in a digital era. This is why your connection may be slow, right now! A lot of
Watch this short animation to understand the importance of physical distance in combating the spread of Coronavirus. Do you receive our Safeguarding Alerts? Receive regular updates to help you safeguard children in a digital era. What is Coronavirus? An Explainer for
As the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic develops further young people in your care will begin studying at home. The virus has brought monumental change to how we teach and care for children and young people. The virus presents a particular challenge for a lot of younger children