City settles claim over failure to protect woman when in care as child – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 20th, 2017 in care orders, child abuse, compensation, fostering, local government, news by sally

‘Peterborough City Council has reached an out of court settlement with a woman who accused it of failing to protect her when she was in its care as a child.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th January 2017

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Review into child abuse in football makes first call for evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2017 in child abuse, evidence, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘The independent review into allegations of child abuse in football has made its first call for evidence. Set up by the Football Association and led by Clive Sheldon QC, the review has written to all football clubs in England and Wales, amateur and professional, asking for information about allegations of child sexual abuse between 1970 and 2005.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Brian Altman QC named lead counsel for child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The former Old Bailey prosecutor Brian Altman QC has been named as the new lead counsel for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2017

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Justice catches up with 101-year-old paedophile – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A 101-year-old man – thought to be the oldest defendant convicted in England and Wales – has been found guilty of a string of historical child sex offences.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2016

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Child sex abuse ‘on an industrial scale’ at London care home revealed as alleged victims take inquiry into their own hands – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2016 in care homes, child abuse, compensation, inquiries, local government, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Lambeth Council faces paying out millions of pounds in compensation to children allegedly put at risk.’

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The Independent, 15th December 2016

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Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson cleared – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2016 in child abuse, harassment, inquiries, news, queen's counsel, sexual offences by tracey

‘The former senior counsel to the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales has been cleared of allegations of sexual assault and harassment.’

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BBC news, 14th December 2016

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Kettering parents jailed for ‘sickening’ baby abuse – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2016 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A couple who inflicted such “sickening” injuries on their five-week-old daughter that she will never be able to walk or talk have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2016

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West Yorkshire police and agencies ‘failed to protect’ groomed girl – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, social services by tracey

‘Police and social services in West Yorkshire were guilty of “a serious systematic failure” to safeguard a vulnerable girl who was groomed and raped by at least 13 men, an investigation has found. A serious case review by the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board found insufficient steps were taken to protect the girl from exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2016

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Paedophile wanted by FBI jailed for assaulting girl in English park – Daily Telegraph

‘A “dangerous sexual deviant” wanted by the FBI has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a Lancashire park.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2016

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Britain’s oldest defendant appears in court on historical child sex offences, aged 101 – The Independent

Posted December 6th, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘A 101-year-old man facing more than 30 historical child sex offences has become the oldest defendant in British legal history.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2016

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Rotherham man jailed for ‘hideous’ child sex offences – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘An 18-year-old man who groomed, raped and abused seven girls in a series of “hideous” sex attacks has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Father who raped daughter ‘almost daily’ jailed for 14 years – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A father who raped his daughter “almost daily” has been jailed for 14 years.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2016

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Child sex abuse inquiry ‘hands police 80 cases a month’ – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘An average of 80 child sex abuse cases a month have been referred to police over the last year following victims’ testimony to an independent inquiry.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2016

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Police will need licence to practise for child sex abuse cases, says Rudd – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, licensing, news, police, sexual offences, speeches by tracey

‘Police officers investigating child sex abuse are to be required to be specially trained and accredited in the same way as specialist firearms officers under proposals announced by the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

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Football coach Barry Bennell charged with eight child sex offences – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Barry Bennell, a former football coach, has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2017

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Poppi Worthington: CPS backs decision not to charge father over death – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2016 in child abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, inquests, news, prosecutions by sally

‘No criminal charges will be brought over the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2016

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Kate Gallafent QC to assist with review into abuse cases – The Football Association

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, press releases, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The FA has instructed independent leading counsel Kate Gallafent QC to assist it with a review into the abuse cases which have recently come to light.’

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The Football Association, 27th November 2016

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Ted Heath’s accuser ‘gave child abuse inquiry fantastical evidence’ – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman who accused Sir Ted Heath of satanic child abuse contributed to “a catalogue of fabrication” by making outrageous allegations after hypnosis, a leading criminologist has claimed.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2016

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Football sex abuse claims: Police widen their inquiries – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Four police forces say they are now investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse within football.’

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BBC news, 25th November 2016

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Metropolitan Police sex abuse case ‘failings put children at risk’ – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Children in London are being put at risk because of “serious failings” in the way the Met Police deals with child sexual abuse, inspectors have found.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2016

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