The thought of something happening to any of our children, is probably the most disturbing that we hope just never happens. As much as we reassure ourselves that we will never let anything harmful happen, sometimes for some of us, the security of our children is not in our hands the whole time.
This is mainly due to work commitments, business trips, a family member is seriously ill & you need to visit but cannot take your little ones, or maybe you’re going abroad for some relaxation time & prefer to leave the kids at home. There are many more reasons but the most important factor in any instance is, who looks after the kids. Who’s going to take them & pick them up from school, take them to the park, feed them, bath them, read the bedtime story?
Your Nanny !
Although your children’s Nanny is reliable, trustworthy & has always been there for your children & you, how confident are you that they are able to recognise signs of danger & potential threats to your children’s well-being. As parents we need that reassurance that the safety & security of our beloved children, is in good hands & that if a threat did occur, that the person responsible for their safety in our absence, recognised that threat & reacted to it…
SimmSec Ltd are now training Nanny’s to gain their SIA qualification in security, so as to give them the skills & qualities they need to protect not only your children, but your family & property. After successful completion of the training, they will know what to do to recognise potential threats, avoid that threat, defend against that threat, negotiation skills, conflict management skills, physical intervention techniques & correct processes to follow after an incident has occurred. There’s no need to change your Nanny, who has already built that relationship with your family & children. Just upgrade your Nanny !
Police-recorded child abduction and kidnapping 2014/15 England, Wales and Northern IrelandIn 2015 Action Against Abduction sent Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to each police force in the UK. The FOI requests asked forces to provide the number of parental child abductions, non-parental child abductions and child kidnappings recorded in 2014/15. The returns were compared to the same data for 2012/13 and 2013/14 published last year.
This statistical paper reports the key findings:
- Overall there were 1,141 child abduction and kidnapping offences recorded in 2014/15 by police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- There were large increases in non-parental child abductions (47 per cent) and child kidnapping (18 per cent), though police-recorded parental child abduction decreased slightly. It is likely that many parental child abductions are not reported to, or recorded by, police.
- The explanation for these increases may – at least in part – lie in changes to police crime-recording practices. Some incidents which may previously have gone unrecorded may now be recorded as a crime.