Topic of the month: Breast Ironing

Topic of the month: Breast Ironing

Did you know….? Up to 3.8 million girls worldwideare affected by breast flattening (UN). It is also thought that up to 1000 girls in the UKhave been subjected to the practice. You may have heard of FGM, but a more recent revelation in child abuse terms is...

Topic of the month: FGM

Quite a sensitive issue for this month’s topic of the month – Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  It is estimated that 137,000 girls and women in England and Waleshave been affected by FGM, according to the NSPCC. On 31 October 2015 The Serious Crime Act 2015...
Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box

Care workers wearing pyjama-style scrubs at night-time to help patients sleep patterns. Care workers reduce residents’ sleep deprivation by wearing pyjamas. The initiative met with a really good response from most of the residents and we’ve seen a drastic...

Modern Slavery in the Care Sector

After previous topics of safeguarding, this month we are going to look at something that comes under that issue: modern slavery. Modern Slavery is seen in healthcare more often than you would expect. It may be surprising that slavery is still a thing in the modern...

Safeguarding Adults

With recent stories of tragedy in Florida schools and real cases of abuse and neglect in the care sector in the news constantly I think it’s a good time to refresh our safeguarding knowledge. Safeguarding Adults – The Care Act 2014 defines adult safeguarding as...