Youth and Community

DBS Checks – separating fact from fiction

by on June 24, 2017

The purpose of this article is to clear up the facts around DBS (formerly CRB) checks. It is common for people to be required to [more…]

Howard League statement on G4S decision to exit UK child jails market

by on February 27, 2016

G4S has announced that it is trying to exit the UK child jails market. This follows the recent Panorama expose of child abuse by staff [more…]

The Dame Janet Smith whitewash

by on February 27, 2016

After the scandal about Savile 'burst into the open' the BBC set up an inquiry into itself. The BBC appointed senior High Court Judge Dame [more…]

To be accused is to be guilty

by on February 4, 2016

In the new world of 'Safeguarding' the authorities - and those who like to align themselves with power - take the line that to be [more…]

Just following procedures.

by on January 21, 2016

This is a nice story about the way that 'Safeguarding' works.

A concerned citizen, no doubt with their imagination perverted by too many NSPCC adverts, [more…]

Pants propaganda (2)

by on January 19, 2016

This is a report about a member of the Labour shadow cabinet who is calling for young people to be 'taught about sex abuse' from [more…]