Sexual consent for people with cognitive disabilities must be person-centred
- According to new research, decisions about sexual consent for people with cognitive disabilities must be person-centred and balanced.
- People with cognitive disabilities must be involved in the process of personalising the decision making.
- Families, carers, and staff members should be taught about the importance of sexual consent.
- You can read the full story on Learning Disability Today’s website.
New FA safeguarding strategy aims to build safer culture across football
- The Football Association has published a new safeguarding strategy that outlines plans to safeguard children and adults at risk.
- The strategy covers the key safeguarding principles including leadership and governance and prevention strategies.
- Several initiatives are to be rolled out across football in the next few years and will focus on building a safer environment for children.
- You can read the full story on the FA’s website.
Thousands of girls as young as 11 hiding signs of ‘deep distress’
- A report by Steer Education shows that girls as young as 11 are hiding signs of “deep distress” from their parents and teachers.
- The report collected findings from schools in England and is evidence of a “growing gulf” between the mental health of girls and boys.
- This follows record numbers of children seeking mental health services amid the pandemic across the UK.
- You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.
Schools need to do more on knife crime
- Schools in Norwich are being urged to raise more awareness of gang culture after a series of recent stabbings.
- Campaigners are calling for teachers and youth workers to educate young people after warnings from police about the impact of county lines drug gangs.
- Young people seem unaware of the dangers even in areas where gangs are active.
- To find out more about county lines, check out our article.
- You can read the full story on Norwich Evening News’ website.