Safeguarding round-up – FGM reporting, stalking protection orders, abuse in the Catholic Church, protecting children overseas from UK abusers, and removing CSA images online.
Nominations are open for the Devon and Cornwall Police Volunteer Awards, celebrating teams, employers who release staff to participate in policing, and the Community Accreditation Scheme.
The Centre for Justice Innovation and CASS+ are inviting tenders for an organisation or partnership to conduct an evaluation of the CASS+ Community Advice Service. Closing 24 Feb.
Safer Cornwall is co-ordinating a campaign this week, for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week around #ItsNotOK. Speak up for safety.
Catch up on news around deaths in prisons, young offenders institutions, consultation around criminalising trespass (Gypsies etc affected), the latest ONS crime figures, and 2 events coming up.
A busy month of awareness days, including around health, LGBT+, sexual abuse, hearing, volunteering, Fairtrade, dignity in care, safer internet, and random acts of kindness.
Women in the news – birth rate changes and challenges, domestic abuse, This Girl Can overcoming taboos in sport, and hi-tech work culture impacting families.
TV cameras will be allowed in Crown Courts for the first time, but only to record judges’ sentencing remarks, in serious high-profile cases, from late spring.
Have your say on Council consultations, including the budget, planning services, the Fire and Rescue Service’s emergency response standards, and the proposed A39 route near Camelford..
Various funding opportunities – around the criminal justice sector, improving digital skills, US.UK bilateral ties, and children’s welfare. Some close before the end of January.
Reports and statistics releases, that could be useful if you work in the criminal justice area – race and crime stats, equalities reporting and brain injury & domestic violence link.
Child safety and care in the news: reporting child sexual abuse, school exclusions, counterfeit toys, smacking ban in Scotland, self harm on Instagram, care homes calling police, bullying, pneumonia, and gaming.
Here are 4 very niche consultations open at the moment – suicide prevention in middle aged men, illegal encampments, heat network metering & billing, and child friendly food packaging.
Clinks has released their annual State of the Sector report, looking at the voluntary sector working in the area of criminal justice.
A quick round-up of some stories around criminal justice, sentencing, probation and how students with convictions are handled.
Cornwall Council’s new Casualty Reduction Strategy has been launched. See what you can do, and make the pledge to be safer on the roads, as part of Brake’s road safety week.
Funding currently available for creating or refurbishing ‘pocket parks’, heritage buildings, Safer Cornwall priority projects, and for families in need who work in textiles and fashion.
With modern slavery and people trafficking in the news recently, here is a round-up of related news stories.