Report from the Children’s commissioner’s office

Report from the Children’s commissioner’s office

A new report has been published by the Children's commissioner on the prevalence of the 'toxic trio'.

Toxic Trio

The report provides new estimates of the prevalence, at a child level, of the adult-level vulnerabilities that together constitute the so-called ‘toxic trio’.

  1. Domestic violence and abuse (DV&A) within the household
  2. Parental substance misuse (alcohol or drugs)
  3. Parental mental health issues

The children's commissioner found that 100,000 children in England (0.9% of all children in England) are in a household where a randomly-selected adult faces all three ‘toxic trio’ issues to a severe extent, while 420,000 children (3.6% of all children in England) are in a household where a randomly-selected adult faces all three ‘toxic trio’ issues to a moderate/severe extent.

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Updates to EduCare's courses

EduCare's Child Protection training courses have been updated to refer to Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2018 and also include guidance on the Toxic Trio.

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Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

Peer-on-peer abuse is any form of physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and/or coercive control exercised between children and young people; this includes intimate and non-intimate relationships.

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Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

The purpose of this course is to help you:

  • understand what peer-on-peer abuse is
  • understand the different types of peer-on-peer abuse
  • understand who peer-on-peer abuse may affect and what external influences there are
  • be aware of the prevalence of peer-on-peer abuse
  • understand social norms and peer pressure
  • recognise early signs that might indicate abuse
  • know what action to take if you know or suspect that a young person is experiencing abuse
  • implement preventative strategies within school or college.

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