Welcome to Clare Walker Consultancy’s must read domestic abuse reports for December 2014, including news, reports and information on domestic abuse, safeguarding and serious case reviews.

NSPCC launched Flaw in the Law campaign to ensure that it is always illegal for an adult to send a child sexual messages Sign

NSPCC’s ‘Turn the page’, for young people with harmful sexual behaviour. It uses ‘Change for good’, a manualised treatment programme

Home Office funds for Redthread for a project which places youth workers in A&E units to tackle gang-related violence.

Home Office appoints panel to consider if duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse Chaired by Fiona Woolf, CBE.

Kidscape & others have produced a free anti-bullying resource

Metropolitan Police releassd guidance to help professionals respond to abuse witchcraft and spirit possession.

NHS figures show 1700+ women and girls received treatment during 09/14 female genital mutilation (FGM).

NSPCC briefing: key findings and recommendations on recent report on child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester.

Child sexual exploitation in Rotherham report. Concludes: Rotherham is unlikely to be a one off

Birmingham City Council has injunctions to prevent men suspected of grooming from approaching females under the age of 18

RQIA published findings from independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland.

The Safe Network has launched an online hub to help protect children from abuse in faith settings.

Best Beginnings has launched a new app to support young mums through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Leeds City Council has reduced No. of children on CP plans by 40% following a major reorganisation of its service.

NCB published research into use of abusive language against disabled people

AforC reports an increasing need for support with emotional and mental health issues, and a gap in getting early help to families.

ADCS report: children becoming subjects of a child protection plan continue to rise

ChildLine video to help young people who have experienced online bullying build confidence and resilience.

Govt to clarify guidance of serious case reviews to help LSCBs decide when to conduct them.

Home Office published a review into how the Home Office dealt with allegations of organised child abuse between the 1970s and 1990s.

CYPNow reports Govt wants to axe funding for support and emergency grants for families in crisis.

BBC article considers the question of how more sex offenders can be brought to justice.

Children in Scotland published review of its effectiveness in safeguarding vulnerable children from child abuse.

Community Care investigation found that average UK council spent £1.2 million on agency social workers over last 12mth