News and events
Lottie resources used by NSPCC Childline for online campaign
19 September 2018
The Centre for Child Protection has been working with Childline to adapt some of the Lottie scenes for an online campaign currently running on Childline’s website: ‘Lottie’s Story’ Rise in children and teenagers being counselled by Childline after suffering sexual abuse by another young person A 29% increase in Childline counselling sessions for peer-on-peer sexual abuse in the last year Young peop...
No 'changing room moment' for men as they age
10 September 2018
Men, unlike women, do not suffer from the 'changing room moment' when they suddenly realise they are too old for certain types of clothes, according to new research by Professor Julia Twigg. Professor Twigg conducted interviews with men aged between 58 and 85 from a variety of social backgrounds and sexual orientations on how they respond to fashion and clothing choices as they age. The research, entitled ‘Dress, gender and the embodime...
Flexible working stigma must end to help everyone benefit
29 August 2018
Dr Heejung Chung, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy, explains why embracing flexible working not only benefits staff but organisations too – see University of Kent News Centre, Expert comment.
Free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) with Futurelearn now live!
31 July 2018
The Centre for Child Protection is pleased to announce that this MOOC is now available for your to book your place. Discover tools and techniques to engage effectively with vulnerable children and young people. Learn child-centred communication strategies to encourage children to talk Communicating effectively with vulnerable children and young people is not always easy. Despite practitioners and carers knowing this...
Rise in vehicle attacks a 'social virus' spread by media networks
24 July 2018
Dr Vincent Miller, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Cultural Studies, and Professor Keith Hayward from the University of Copenhagen, examined why vehicle attacks, such as in Nice in July 2016, Finsbury Park in 2017 or Charlottesville also in 2017, have become so prominent in the last few years, having previously been a rarity. Their research found that the rise in vehicle ramming attacks (VRAs) is as much the product of a v...
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