The NSPCC has published information about protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority. This includes teachers, care workers, youth justice workers, social workers and doctors.
Topics covered include: recognising abuse; responding to concerns; and steps that can be taken to prevent staff and volunteers from abusing their position. The NSPCC is campaigning to close a loophole in legislation to make it illegal for all adults to engage in sexual activity with a 16-and 17-year-old in their care. Currently roles such as sports coaches, driving instructors and youth workers are not classed as being positions of trust.
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