Child sex offences involving the internet up by 44%

Child sex offences involving the internet up by 44%

Police have recorded in 2016/17 an average of 15 child sex offences a day that involved the internet in England and Wales. This is 44% higher…

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Prevent: is it working?

Prevent: is it working?

When we hear that children as young as nine are being branded terrorists – as The Independent revealed last week – it does make you wonder.

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GDPR: what do I need to know?

GDPR: what do I need to know?

As you may well have heard, the Data Protection laws in the UK are going to be changed soon. Don’t panic! We’ve got it under control. Here's…

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Safer recruitment – isn’t it just common sense?

Safer recruitment – isn’t it just common sense?

Safer recruitment is about making sure that the people you employ (whether paid or voluntary) – and entrust – to work with children, young people,…

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read more Jun 05, 2017
What qualifications do nannies need?

What qualifications do nannies need?

Thinking of becoming a nanny? Maybe you already are one! Whether you’re new or old to the job-role, take note: everything has changed.

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read more May 15, 2017
Modern slavery and human trafficking in the news

Modern slavery and human trafficking in the news

Modern slavery is happening in the United Kingdom, with sexual exploitation becoming the most common form of modern slavery reported, closely…

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Why is lifting people different to lifting objects?

Why is lifting people different to lifting objects?

Many of us, in all sorts of different workplaces and environments, need to do a certain amount of lifting, carrying, pushing, and moving. Often…

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read more Apr 19, 2017
What’s changed in the 2017 revised EYFS framework?

What’s changed in the 2017 revised EYFS framework?

Last month, the DfE (Department for Education) published a revised EYFS framework. These changes came into effect this week, on 3 April 2017.

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What’s on the Menu? Food hygiene certificate ratings

What’s on the Menu? Food hygiene certificate ratings

Back in November 2016, new regulations came into force in Wales meaning that all takeaways are required, by law, to display food hygiene ratings.…

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read more Mar 23, 2017
What is information security? The worst 5 losses of all time

What is information security? The worst 5 losses of all time

Data loss is costing organisations a massive £1.4 trillion per year, and 60% of organisations that experience severe data losses or damage go…

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Call the Midwife FGM Storyline

Call the Midwife FGM Storyline

Call the midwife returned to our screens for a new series in January this year, and amongst the various storylines, series six will see the show…

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read more Feb 21, 2017
Children are a Health and Safety Hazard: TILE, kids and risk assessments

Children are a Health and Safety Hazard: TILE, kids and risk assessments

Hearing the words “Risk assessments” can scare some people off. But really they are very easy. Manual Handling Risk Assessments are particularly…

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read more Feb 10, 2017
Why is lifting children any different from lifting adults?

Why is lifting children any different from lifting adults?

For most people who work with young children, lifting them and carrying them is a regular part of the job. Just like any other manual handling…

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read more Feb 03, 2017
Go Bubble, the social networking site for 7 year olds

Go Bubble, the social networking site for 7 year olds

The BBC have reported that among under-13s, 78% are using at least one social media network, despite being below the age requirement. Facebook…

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read more Jan 31, 2017
ISIS in the media; The Real Housewives of ISIS

ISIS in the media; The Real Housewives of ISIS

'The Real Housewives of ISIS', a two-minute comedy sketch produced as part of BBC 2’s new ‘Revolting’ show has been criticised by some of its…

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read more Jan 26, 2017
flick learning shortlisted for international learning and development awards

flick learning shortlisted for international learning and development awards

The finalists for The LPI's 21st Annual Learning Awards have been announced, and after a wonderful presentation from flick’s managing directors…

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read more Jan 24, 2017
E-Safety and child grooming; Kayleigh's story

E-Safety and child grooming; Kayleigh's story

On 31 October 2015, 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood began speaking to a man she had never met before online. He contacted her via Facebook and within…

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read more Jan 20, 2017
What training do my employees need?

What training do my employees need?

“E-learning? That’s not the training I had in mind. It’s too hi-tech for some of my staff, it wouldn’t suit their learning styles”. Is this you?…

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read more Jan 18, 2017
Promoting British values in childcare and early years

Promoting British values in childcare and early years

Knowing and understanding the Prevent duty for child carers is essential, and promoting good British values and spotting the signs of possible…

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New Year, New You: How to spot child abuse

New Year, New You: How to spot child abuse

New Year, new you. A phrase often heard at the beginning of January. But, have you heard of New Year, new view? New Year, new view is flick’s…

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read more Jan 13, 2017
Legionella roundup

Legionella roundup

Legionella is a bacteria that causes illnesses collectively referred to as 'Legionellosis'. Usually found in water, the bacteria typically thrive…

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read more Jan 02, 2017

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