Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage

The cases of forced marriage in the UK have been rising steadily over the years, which has led to this particular topic of the month. But what exactly is a forced marriage? A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning...
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...

Domestic Abuse

This month we are looking at quite a big issue in the HSC sector: domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is a repeated pattern of behaviour that often escalates in occurrence and severity over time. The Home Office defines domestic violence and abuse as: “Any incident or...
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...