Each of these investigations needs a special set of skills and often needs different specialists. The Guardian have aligned ourselves with these specialists.
When it comes to any crime, the investigation process is often hindered by the amount of time it takes to receive information. Very often this information is not disclosed as the holder of the information may have been threatened or may feel they do not want to violate a friendship trust. Our Anonymous Reporting App assists with this in that learners could disclose the information that they know about friends or themselves anonymously and then get the help they need.
As specialists in this field of investigation, we have identified that the biggest challenge in bringing the perpetrator to book, is the ability to identify that a person/s is placing a child at risk. In as much as most parents would like to believe that if something happened to their children, the child would disclose to them, this is unfortunately not true. Actually, statistically, the demographic to whom a child is most likely to disclose to is another child or a peer. This disclosure is generally conditional and the victim will ask the friend or peer to please keep the secret. This places the friend in a very difficult situation as he/she does not want to violate the trust of the friendship but also does not want their friend to continue being hurt. A survey done on +-1500 children, shows that children will be be 78% more likely to disclose if they could do it anonymously. This would place the child who is being victimised in a safer situation sooner, and would allow the investigation to launch sooner which would significantly increase the likelihood of a successful prosecution.
Through our investigations, we also see what is happening on the ground and what the new challenges are that children are facing. Teenage experiments at parties that are causing children to get hurt, additionally new grooming techniques by perpetrators, or new drugs that children are experimenting with are placing children in dangerous situations. Through our investigative arm we regularly identify these challenges and threats.
Generally we are able to identify these challenges even before many children are aware of them. This places us in a unique situation in that we can ensure that all our workshops which are presented to learners at schools, are relevant with regard to challenges they are facing right now. Often when doing the workshops, educators are shocked by what they hear, and the learners who generally know its happening, are shocked by the consequences that we are seeing in our cases.
Much of our investigation work is to assist adult survivors of child abuse. All too often, adults today are challenged by dark secrets from their childhood, and The Guardian is available to discuss options and even assist in investigations of crimes that happened many years ago.
As The Guardian we can assist with all forms of investigation from very technical cyber solutions such as cloning phones and hard drives to various forms of surveillance from pinging a cell phone to personnel surveillance, and obtaining witness statements from child victims and witnesses. This is what we specialise in, and it is important that all our clients realise that the best interest of the child will always supercede the needs of the client.
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This conference seeks to assist National Sports Organisations implement their responsibilities as set out by the IOC and the Kazan Action Plan.
Learners choose to adopt a culture of silence when faced by the myriad complex challenges being negotiated by adolescents today.
The inaugural seminar, 10 May 2019, will aim to prioritise some of these areas of concern, and as a starting point, will begin the conversation with “Breaking the Code of Silence”.
Aimed at children across the spectrum, the Speak Out campaign launched in April 2019.
In February 2019, The Guardian launched the 1-in-3 campaign across all our channels and social media platforms.
Humans, crave so badly for certain people to accept us that when those people hurt us, we will generally only tell those who we think won’t judge us. And for children it is normally other children. This app gives learners the platform to report so help can come before its too late.