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| 17 June 2013
| 13 June 2013
Google has donated £1 million to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a charity that aims to remove “potentially criminal” content from the internet, following criticism from the Government for failing to adequately censor online material.
The “substantial sum” is equal to a whole year’s running costs for the IWF, though the company has said the donation will be spread across four years.
“This contribution will significantly boost our work to meet our vision eliminating online child sexual abuse content,” said Susie Hargreaves, chief executive at the IWF. “We are experts at doing this and, like any organisation, we can do more with more resource.”
"We've been talking to Google about how we can do more together. This donation will directly fund additional skilled analysts who are the forefront of tackling some of the most horrendous content on the internet.”
| 12 June 2013
How well do services protect vulnerable and at risk children? Are they working in an integrated way: talking to each other and working together effectively to ensure that children have the best possible outcomes? And how do they ensure that the long-term life chances of those children who have needed protection are promoted and planned for? This report outlines findings of the second programme of joint inspections of the child protection services provided across Scotland’s 32 council areas.