The police are far too busy to look for missing kids!

Well yes, the police are very busy, particularly at the moment, but that does not mean any less effort is made to find the hundreds of young people that go missing every single day in the UK.  Every police force in the UK has a dedicated team of detectives and...

I could NEVER work with a sex offender!

Well, why not? Many, many people have worked with or alongside a sex offender knowingly or unknowingly. You could work in a school and one of the children has been convicted of a sex offence and is on the sex offenders register. You could work with apprentices or...

Charity Trustees…. essentially your essential

We have recently seen the creation of a number of new charities that support the NHS and families affected by Covid-19. Well-meaning individuals create charities to support children and adults with vulnerability and then rush to cobble together safeguarding policies...

Easing of lockdown ruined my life

By Milly Wildish – Director of safeguarding at Keys to safeguarding There are so many media reports detailing the impact of lockdown on mental health and indeed for many, health anxiety and depression have been exacerbated by restrictions on our movement and the worry...

He will be the death of me

On average there are 2 domestic homicides in the UK each week. From the start of lockdown, there has been on average 5 domestic homicides in the UK. To my knowledge, all of the 16 suspected domestic murders that occurred between 23 March and 12 April were of women. Is...

Yeah…but it’s only banter!

Milly Wildish – Director of Keys to Safeguarding A good friend and teacher I have known for 20 years said ‘I can guarantee that ‘doing a Marler’ will have happened between mates as ‘banter’ already this week, and I can also 100% guarantee that some of the young people...