Other companies including Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Viber, North Face and REI suspended advertising from Facebook-owned platforms until the company “can create an acceptable solution that makes us comfortable”.
Facebook acknowledged the growing pressure in a call with advertisers on Wednesday, where a Facebook executive admitted there is a “trust deficit” with its clients on the platform.
Around 10,000 year 11 students who were excluded from mainstream schools in England and moved to alternative provision (AP) will leave at the end of this term, but a survey suggests a quarter have no plans in place and may have become further disengaged under lockdown.
AP leaders who responded to the survey, conducted by the teacher training charity The Difference and the Centre for Social Justice thinktank, estimated that a third of their year 11s may be vulnerable to criminal or sexual exploitation.
They also said they expected a quarter of their pupils would not be in education, employment or training (Neet) in September and called for specialist sixth-form provision to be opened to keep them safe next term.
Since then, the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association (SOSA) has been contacted by 1,760 people who have described suffering sexual, physical and racial abuse, mostly whilst in the care of Lambeth council.
The highest individual payment to date has been £245,000, and with 620 applications still to be reviewed, and more survivors coming forward daily, campaigners believe the overall compensation bill could double.
The money has been paid to people who were in care over a period spanning from the 1930s to the early 1990s, living in homes predominantly run by Lambeth council in south London.