On handling disclosures – 1

It’s pretty heavy stuff – the first time a child tells you something about their suffering. There’s a sense of trepidation and elation – all at once! So how can we best serve kids who disclose?… One of the commonest questions I get asked...

Emotional abuse

New research suggests that emotional abuse has similar consequences to other forms of maltreatment. So what is emotional abuse & what needs to be done? Here’s what Working Together says: emotional abuse is… [callout]The persistent emotional...

Austerity – The Impact on Child Protection

Since 2008 the western world has been in financial trouble. And most of us have been affected by it in some way. Those working with disadvantaged and vulnerable people are seeing this first hand… Worryingly, child protection is a case in point… (Watch the...