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In March 2019, Vietnamese were outraged after a man was fined only US$8 for forcibly kissing a woman in an elevator which was caught on CCTV footage. Like any other country in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is no stranger to stories of sexual assault of…
Safeguarding roles are crucial jobs within a school. For those teachers wanting to pursue the pastoral route, taking on designated responsibility for safeguarding is a great step. But once you actually get the job, what then? The weight of the…
ockey Australia has announced the launch of a new and updated suite of child safeguarding policies, the ‘Safe Hockey Framework’. The framework aims to provide safety for children and young people, and have been endorsed by the Hockey Australia…
An additional 6.7 million children under the age of five could suffer from wasting – and therefore become dangerously undernourished – in 2020 as a result of the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF warned today. According to an…
Fifa has backed a new initiative to end child trafficking in sport as the United Nations raises awareness on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Anti-trafficking charity Mission 89 and GoodCorporation are behind the new initiative which aims…
Today’s guilty plea in the Auckland District Court by a convicted paedophile shows just how important it is for all businesses working with and for children to have thorough and robust child safeguarding policies and procedures. Save the Children…
Stats obtained by CBC News show reports related to online child exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic are on the rise in Manitoba. Between March and mid-July, Manitoba RCMP have opened 113 new investigations — a 20 per cent increase compared to…
Intersectionality describes how different elements of a person’s identity can be discriminated against - with negative outcomes. Businesses that don’t consider intersectionality in diversity and inclusion programs may ultimately lose out from…
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and UK development finance institution CDC Group (CDC) launched today practical guidance to support primarily the private sector in efforts to…
Survivors with low literacy skills can now access support to share their experiences of abuse with the Royal Commission Three leading literacy support providers are now assisting the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry, breaking down another…
LONDON — Reports of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment — or SEAH — at the U.K. Department for International Development rose fivefold last year, its latest annual report has found. There were 26 reported cases of SEAH at DFID from 2019-20,…
THE United Nations (UN) has said the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause a spike in child marriages and prostitution as families seek other coping mechanisms in the wake of the deteriorating financial and food security situation....
For the third year running, the LTA has been awarded the highest possible rating for its safeguarding by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU). Following the implementation of a new three-year safeguarding strategy in 2018, the LTA has…
NAIROBI: Kenya’s president on Monday ordered an investigation into rising reports of violence against women and girls – including rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – as a result of coronavirus restrictions…
Everyone’s been online for longer during lockdown. For children, that can be akin to standing alone on a street corner at night, say activists. Some kids are being cajoled and tricked into providing images and videos, which make their way into the…
A federal survey estimates that 22% of Veterans Affairs employees experienced workplace sexual harassment in 2014-2016. VA has policies to prevent and address harassment, but some are inconsistent and incomplete. For example, the person who…
Details of the projects, and the ways which they are having a positive effect on the lives of victims and children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse, are contained within the trust fund’s latest annual report, which was released on…
This webinar was facilitated by the safeguarding Leads (SLN) Network with Huge Davies who led the legal review as the main speaker. The meeting focused on sharing information and support individual SLN members to think through the recommendations…
This document provides the legal review of aid worker passport/registration scheme. It was commissioned to conduct a legal review by the DFID co-ordinated, but multi-agency, Aid Worker Passport Steering Committee. A powerpoint is also available…
This succinct article by Sarah Maguire (DAI) points out that crises such as the current pandemic tend to exacerbate inequalities that favour sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. She points to a number of changes that increase risk: 1. SEAH…