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Increased calls to NSPCC Helpline

Contacts to the NSPCC Helpline from adults worried about the safety of a child are on the increase (by 12%).   In 2018/19 the Helpline received 72,812 calls and emails, […]

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Primary schools – have you signed up for the NSPCC to visit your school?

Primary schools across the UK yet to receive a visit from the NSPCC’s free ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ Programme are being urged to sign-up as soon as possible. In 2018/19 […]

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Extinction Rebellion and “The Rebel Alliance”

You may have heard of Extinction Rebellion, which is rapidly becoming a large radical movement to halt climate change and biodiversity loss. Globally, it uses non-violent civil disobedience in an […]

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£30m to spark rollout of next generation 5G in rural areas

Government info: Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan has launched a £30 million UK-wide competition to spark a tech revolution in countryside communities and help rural Britain seize the opportunities of 5G […]

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SW children are giving out too much information online

Shockingly, and worryingly, almost a third (29%) of children aged eight to 13 have given out personal details to people they’ve met online, according to new research. The survey of […]

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Shocking rubbish left by beach

Bude artist, Sue Read, posted this today on her Facebook, and I for one totally agree with her. She writes: I feel sorry for everyone. Residents, National Trust, the lifeguards. […]

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Leave only footprints …

From Cornwall Council: This summer Cornwall is saying a polite but firm ‘no more rubbish excuses’ to the minority of people who litter in our beautiful Duchy and is inviting […]

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SW FGM survivor urges people to use NSPCC Helpline

For many of us who are not in female genital mutilation (FGM) culture, then the whole idea seems alien and perhaps irrelevant, something that doesn’t happen in Cornwall or Devon. […]

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Home alone this summer?

We all know the problems of finding work, and especially in an area like ours which is seasonal, meaning many parents need to work during school summer holidays. So, what […]

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Are our young people less connected to their community than older people?

How close do you feel to your neighbourhood? With much of our lives having moved online, there is a perception that people have become detached from their local community. Young […]

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Government announcement digest

Enhanced redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents Pregnant women and new mothers could receive up to 2 years of legal protection against redundancy, with new protections today (22 […]

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The pick of today’s Government announcements:

The government daily makes announcements and introduces legislation which impacts us all, wherever we live, so in this new round-up or digest, we hope to give you a taste of […]

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9/10 children want tech laws to make them safer

Tech firms should protect children from sexual, self-harm, suicide and violent content online, say 91% of young people in an NSPCC survey. The results also reveal that more than nine […]

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Children drowning in online offences says SW NSPCC

Children are increasingly being targeted on the web by sex offenders – with an average of 22 crimes a day taking place online last year, NSPCC figures have revealed. Last year, a record 8,224 child […]

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