Fabricated or Induced Illness

What is fabricated or induced illness ?

Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse. It occurs when a parent or carer, usually the child’s biological mother, exaggerated or deliberately causes symptoms of illness in the …

County Lines

In this video, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall, talks about county lines and why it is such an important issue for some young people.

County lines is the organised criminal distribution of drugs from the big cities into smaller towns …

What does the Safeguarding Governor do?

The Education Act 2002 places a duty on schools to have arrangements in place to ensure that they to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; and follow statutory guidance. Governing Bodies must have someone who understands the requirements of …

FREE Safeguarding Posters

Raising awareness of safeguarding across the school is an important first step in the keeping children safe. It is important that everyone in the school knows how to raise a concern, whether they are an adult or a child. Making …

Breast Ironing

What is breast ironing?

Breast Ironing is practiced in some African countries, notably Cameroon. Girls aged between 9 and 15 have hot pestles, stones or other implements rubbed on their developing breast to stop them growing further. In the vast …