Ofsted Report: Older children & neglect
An Ofsted report has warned that neglect in older children can go ‘unseen’ and that this group of children may be ‘skilled at hiding the impact of neglect’. The report looked findings from targeted inspections on multi-agency responses to neglect in older children.
The report warns that professionals do not always consider an older child’s behaviour as being in the context of neglect and so they can fail to take action. It advises that parents be helped to develop the skills to parent their older children and increasing the effectiveness in adult services of identifying parents who may neglect their older children.
Free Webinars for Safeguarding Professionals, Parents & Carers
Ineqe Group is a company, who specialise in safeguarding and child protection, both in the digital and offline world. During September/October they are offering a range of free webinars for professionals working in the safeguarding and child protection arena. The webinars cover a range of subjects including leadership in safeguarding, how to protect children online and apps such as the latest gaming craze ‘Fortnite’.
Participants who register will be able to hear direct from Jim Gamble QPM. Jim is our CEO and the Independent Chair of several London based Safeguarding Children’s Boards, including the City of London and Hackney; the first to be judged outstanding by Ofsted.
For further information contact: Hannah Paul, Head of Safety & Content, Ineqe Group, 02890232060, Hannah@ineqe.com
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