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Today, Wednesday 17 June 2015, the NSPCC will be publishing their third How safe are our children report? 2015.  The report provides an overview of the child protection landscape and compiles the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across each of the four nations in the UK, across 20 indicators. Compiling this data is part of their commitment to evidence. They carry out research and evaluation to make sure that the approaches they are taking to help children are the right ones. Through research such the How Safe Are Our Children? reports, they try to better understand the problems they are seeking to address.

The report will be published on the NSPCC's website (www.nspcc.org.uk/howsafe ) from 17 June and the NSPCC will be launching the report at the annual flagship conference How safe are our children? which is being held in London.

To coincide with the launch of the report, the NSPCC will be publishing and releasing to the media details of the increasing number of sexual offences against children in England and Wales.  Full details of the information resulting from the FOI will be available on the NSPCC website from 17.06.15.

For the first time, this year the How Safe Are Our Children? report is accompanied by briefing documents for each of the UK nations which can be found on the NSPCC website. These briefing documents draw out some of the data from the report relating to each of the countries and presents it in the context of analysis and commentary relating to the policy work they are doing in each of the nations.


Presentations from Congress can be viewed on Slideshare at this link www.slideshare.net/BaspcanPage Please be aware this is a work in progress and presentations are continually being added.

Please visit the link below to listen to the podcast by David Niven, Media Manager - including Dr John Devaney, BASPCAN Chair and Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children's Commissioner.

Alternatively visit this link www.socialworkdpodcast .com

BASPCAN response to the Labour Part's Victims TaskForce 

Victim Support launches website for young crime victims

"BASPCAN note the publication of the Report of the Labour Party's Victims Taskforce (http://www.yourbritain.org.uk/uploads/editor/files/Victims_Taskforce_Report.pdf). The Trustees of the Association welcome the focus on victims. BASPCAN would call, as a matter of urgency, for a consensus across political parties on what measures should be taken to best meet victim's needs."

NOTA and its Research Sub-Committee is pleased to invite applications for Research Project Funding. Detailed guidelines and an application form  can be found at Research Grant Information   

A booklet has been launched which is a collection of stories imagery and artwork by Looked after Children and Care Leavers about their experiences of the Looked after Children's Nurses.  The initial project was presented at the previous BASPCAN Congress in Belfast and has now become the basis of in depth Doctoral research study by Lin Graham- Ray.  Lin hopes to explore themes around engagement and what happens to professional and care dynamics when nurses work in social care. Please click here to view the booklet.

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