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COVID-19 Child Protection resources:
CELCIS. COVID-19 information point for the Protecting Children Workforce. Regularly updated.
We have gathered together key guidance, information and resources specific to those in the many professions across Scotland who work together to support, prevent harm and protect Scotland’s children.
Association of Child Protection Professionals. Child neglect: lockdown and the new normal (podcast) Jun 2020.
Wendy Thorogood, the AoCPP Chair, talks to Professor Jan Horwath about the expected and unexpected forms of neglect that practitioners can expect to see during lockdown.
Children’s Society. Coronavirus: impact on adolescents, parenting and neglect. Jun 2020.
This briefing explores the challenges that adolescents and their parents face during the Covid-19 pandemic. It offers advice for professionals on how to reduce the likelihood of neglect occuring or to mitigate its effects and includes recommendations for national and local decision makers around prevention and responses to adolescent neglect.
Scottish Government. Coronavirus (COVID-19): supplementary child protection guidance.
Guidance for Chief Officers, Chief Social Work Officers and Child Protection Committees on the continuity of services, updated on 1 June.
NSPCC. Social isolation and the risk of child abuse during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Jun 2020.
We reviewed research evidence to assess how likely it is that the conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic are heightening the risk of child abuse in the UK.
Our briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Scottish Government. Coronavirus: nursing and community health. Apr 2020.
Features a section on children and young people, which includes information on: remaining vigilant to changes of service provision and the impact on children and families; staying alert to the potentially increasing need for support, particularly in relation to infant children; and supporting women and unborn children.
Children’s Commissioner for England. Children, domestic violence and coronavirus. Apr 2020.
A policy briefing on domestic abuse and its effects on children particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.
UNICEF. Children in lockdown: what coronavirus means for UK children. Apr 2020.
The report covers: protection from violence, abuse and neglect; loss of education; children’s health and access to health services; and children’s mental health.
IICSA. Truth project thematic report: child sexual abuse in sports. Jun 2020.
NSPCC Learning. Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines. Jun 2020.
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. Understanding sexual offending and the grooming and entrapment process (webinar). May 2020.
Association of Child Protection Professionals. Equality, diversity and inclusion in safeguarding (podcast). May 2020.
Victim’s Commissioner. Sowing the seeds: children’s experience of domestic abuse and criminality. Apr 2020.
What Works for Children’s Social Care. Web based parenting programmes. Apr 2020.
ALI, S., et al, 2020. Female genital mutilation (FGM) in UK children: a review of a dedicated paediatric service for FGM. Archives of Disease in Childhood.
ASHRAF, I.J., et al, 2020. Making the Most of Clinical Encounters: Prevention of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Pediatric clinics of North America, 67(3), pp. 481-498.
BABL, F.E., et al, 2020. Paediatric abusive head trauma in the emergency department: A multicentre prospective cohort study. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 56(4), pp. 615-621.
BALDWIN, H., et al, 2020. Antenatal risk factors for child maltreatment: Linkage of data from a birth cohort study to child welfare records. Child abuse & neglect, 107, pp. 104605.
BANTON, O. and WEST, K., 2020. Gendered Perceptions of Sexual Abuse: Investigating the Effect of Offender, Victim and Observer Gender on the Perceived Seriousness of Child Sexual Abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 29(3), pp. 247-262.
BHOPAL, S., et al, 2020. Who has been missed? Dramatic decrease in numbers of children seen for child protection assessments during the pandemic. Archives of Disease in Childhood
BROSS, D.C. and KRUGMAN, R.D., 2020. Health and public health approach to ending child abuse and neglect. Child abuse & neglect, 104619
BULLER, A.M., et al, 2020. Systematic review of social norms, attitudes, and factual beliefs linked to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. Child abuse & neglect, 104, pp. 104471.
CRAIG, E., 2020. Child's Play or Sexual Abuse? Reviewing the Efficacy of the Justice Framework in Dealing with Child on Child Sexual Abuse in the United Kingdom. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 1-15
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