NSPCC’s Campaign ‘Keeping Children Safe in Sport’ launches this week

  • The campaign aims to provide parents and carers with the right knowledge and resources, in order to make informed decisions when raising concerns with their child’s sport club.
  • Virtual safeguarding webinars for parents will run throughout the week. Some of these will be hosted by the Premier League and  The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust.
  • Sports club and sporting figures from all over the nation will post their support on social media, including former professional cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE, who revealed earlier this year he had been groomed by a former coach.
  • For more on this campaign, visit the Midlothian View website.

Lack of money fuelling loneliness among young people, study suggests

  • 2,000 people aged between 10 and 25 took part in a study by the Co-op Foundation. The study found that 95% of these young people reported feeling lonely.
  • More than 50% indicated that being unable to afford to participate in certain activities affected their loneliness.
  • Two thirds of young people said that loneliness negatively affected their confidence.
  • For more on this story, please visit the Belfast Telegraph website.

Cost of living crisis feeds Leicester breakfast club demand

  • Magic Breakfast, a charity that works with schools to provide breakfasts for thousands of UK school children, has said that the cost of living crisis has increased the demand for their services.
  •  In 2021, the demand for these services had risen to more than 1,000 schools and more than 215,000 children.
  • The Department of Education has said that it will invest £24 million in the National School Breakfast Programme, which provides free breakfast for children in disadvantaged areas.
  • For more on this, visit the BBC website.