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Monthly Archives: September 2015

It’s Not Okay – Week of Action 21-27 September 2015

Next week Project Phoenix will be holding a week of action, marking a year since the start of the “It’s Not Okay” campaign. Phoenix brings together Local Safeguarding Boards across Greater Manchester, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Greater Manchester Police, health, education and social care professionals to tackle the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation – CSE. More information about Project Phoenix and who we are: http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/who-we-are/ . Under the banner ‘Know who your friends are’, the focus of the campaign during this year’s week of action is online safety, sexting, and ‘peer on peer’ exploitation. Young people sometimes […]

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Always there when I need you: ChildLine Annual Review 2014-2015

On Thursday 10 September the NSPCC published its Annual Review of ChildLine’s helpline activity covering the period 2014-201515.  The review reports that in this period there were nearly 290,000 ChildLine counselling sessions with children and young people about issues affecting them.  The top ten reasons about which children and young people contacted ChildLine were:-   Family Relationships Low self-esteem/unhappiness Abuse Bullying/online bullying Self-harm Suicidal Friendship Issues Sex/relationships/puberty/sexual health School/education problems Mental health/depressive disorders   The review provides an analysis of the numbers of children and young people counselled by ChildLine, their characteristics, and trends over recent years.   Abuse remains […]

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Helping Parents to Help their Children Online

On 6 September 2015 the government launched a new online resource to help give parents the best possible advice and tips on preparing their children for adult life . The new online service, called Parent Info – www.parentinfo.org, will give parents the information they need to help them navigate the minefield of issues children can face while using social media and the internet. The service can help parents in a number of ways from spotting the warning signs of self-harm, to supporting their child to have a healthy body image and building children’s ‘digital resilience’. The site also aims to give parents the confidence […]

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