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Information for Safeguarding Children - Professionals

Guide for professionals working with young people on preventing online abuse and bullying


The Home Office, in consultation with organisations including the NSPCC, has published a guide for professionals working with young people on preventing online abuse and bullying.

Source: Home Office website 20 March 2015

Further information:
Online abuse and bullying prevention guide for professionals working with young people (PDF)

Children of offenders

i-HOP- Supporting all professionals to work with the children and families of offenders. The i-HOP service provides a free to access one stop information hub to help you work with these potentially vulnerable families. Find local and national targeted services, training and events, case studies, quality assessed research and policy as well as practice models and case studies to inspire you. i-HOP is run by Barnardo's and funded by the Department for Education.

i-HOP Quality Statements and Toolkit

This free practical resource is structured around 8 central aspects of work with offenders' children and families. It includes check lists for you to self assess your service's work with this group and a template to enable you to develop a realistic work plan.

Practitioner's Guide to supporting children and families affected by a family member's offending. This invaluable resource pulls together tried and tested practical tools, the experiences of offenders' families as well as information and organisations to sign post families to. It has a clear section on the specific safeguarding concerns for this group. It has already received excellent feedback from practitioners.

The Practitioner's Guide compliments practice based training which Barnardo's currently offers in Midlands and South West. This training is soon to also be delivered in Essex.

A briefing for the All Party Group on Stalking and Harassment, Digital Abuse: bullying, harassment and stalking