Daily Safeguarding Update Admin2022-05-12T12:10:10+00:00May 11th, 2022| Rise in reports of children abusing other children The number of calls to the NSPCC helpline about harmful sexual behaviour between young people has increased by 29% over the last year. The NSPCC received 2365 calls and staff made nearly 600 referrals to external agencies including the police and social services. The charity has said that relationship and sex education curriculum in schools needs to be properly resourced. You can read the full story on the BBC’s website. Universal credit deductions of up to 25% pushing people into poverty A report from the Lloyds Bank Foundation has found individuals and families have had their universal credit payments cut up to 25%. The report has said that the system allowing these deductions was driving people further into debt and impacting the most vulnerable. Almost half of those receiving universal credit have had money automatically deducted. These deductions are made for a range of reasons including recovery of advance payments. You can read the full story on the Guardian’s website. Cornwall Council data breach published children’s details Cornwall council has accidentally published the personal details of five school children in publicly accessible documents. They have apologised for the data breach. The error was made when publishing online documents for a meeting, and included details like names, addresses, mobile numbers and dates of birth. You can read the full story on the BBC’s website. Bedfordshire council published details of pupils online Bedfordshire council has been accused of ”incompetence” after it published personal details of pupils with special educational needs. The details were included in a Freedom of Information request response and published on a public website. The council has apologised and referred itself to the Information Commissioner. You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.