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Safeguarding

Early adversity has lasting impact…

Dec 20, 2019

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Our Head of External Relations, Tashmina, recently attended a workshop on ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) awareness and shares some of her key findings here...

Gambling...does it affect your children and young people?

Nov 14, 2019

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'Gambling is everywhere. Betting shops, billboards, football shirts and a myriad of online sites accessible 24 hours a day – it’s hard to avoid.' Rebecca Mark, from YGAM, writes a guest blog on this age old issue which is now a growing concern in children and young people...

​Peer or Peer abuse- it’s a real thing!

Aug 30, 2019

Peer On Peer

Abby, our Safeguarding Lead, has been attending conferences and training over the summer to ensure she is up-to-date with all the relevant information pertaining to safeguarding children and young people.  One of the areas she has recently researched and shares here in her blog is the realities of peer on peer abuse...

Safeguarding & Compliance - Let's do it together!

Jul 08, 2019

Compliance

Abby our Safeguarding & Compliance Lead discusses her role here at Pro-Action and  how 'we all have a duty of care for those in our care and we are all working towards the joint aim of providing the best for Children and Young People in Hertfordshire, so let’s do it together!'

Spate on Youth Gang and Knife Crime linked with Demise of Youth Clubs?

May 01, 2019

Our Marketing and Communications Assistant, Aroona, explores the influence of youth gang and knife crime on children and young people today in this Article Special. 

Talking to Young People about Mental Health

Nov 06, 2018

Our Quality Assurance Lead and Mental Health First Aid trainer, Sue, discusses our upcoming MHFA training course, what you can expect, and how it can support young people facing arising mental health issues today. 

Social Media Apps- What are the dangers?

Oct 23, 2018

Our Marketing and Communications Intern, Aroona, explores the risks posed to children and young people using social media apps...

A brief view...

Mar 15, 2018

At Pro-Action Herts a popular service used by our members is The Disclosure & Barring Service (often referred to as DBS’s). In the past 11 months we have completed 230 DBS’s for our members.


Child Sex Offence Recorded on Average Every 8 Minutes in the UK

Feb 20, 2018

Whilst sitting eating my breakfast and watching the news this morning, I hear of child abuse.  Today it was statistics.  The number of child sex offences recorded in the UK has risen by 15% in the past year, 64,667 cases of Child Sexual Abuse have been reported. (Sexual abuse will encompass physical, mental & emotional).

Supporting the need for the children to take part in risk taking, but never recklessly….

Dec 13, 2017

‘Having worked in a variety of projects for 22 years with children & families from 0-5, 5-25 years of age, for 23 years safeguarding was very much at the forefront of all I did...