Council secures lifelong reporting restrictions order in favour of 17-year-old – Local Government Lawyer

‘Birmingham City Council has secured a lifelong reporting restrictions order (RRO) in favour of a 17-year-old woman, AB, who was sexually exploited by ten respondents to the proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2015

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The Lord Janner U-turn: what is the public interest in a trial of the act? – Crimeline

‘Yesterday’s U-turn concerning the decision to prosecute Lord Janner for alleged child sex offences has thrown a spotlight onto a procedure in English criminal law called the “trial of the act”. What is this procedure and what purpose does it serve? And why has its application to Lord Janner’s case proved controversial?’

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Crimeline, 30th June 2015

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More than a third of police child abuse investigations ‘inadequate’, says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in child abuse, child neglect, news, ombudsmen, police, standards, statistics by sally

‘Inspection of response to paedophilia and other types of abuse a ‘damning indictment’ of police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

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Edward Huxley guilty of Wrexham historical abuse charges – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2015 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A fifth man has been found guilty of historical sexual abuse in Wrexham during the 1980s.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2015

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Smacking must be banned to bring UK into line with international law – report to UN insists – Daily Telegraph

‘Report compiled for UN by Government’s children’s tsars demands “immediate repeal” of laws allowing parents to hit their children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

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Greville Janner case: Alison Saunders faces calls to publish secret papers – Daily Telegraph

‘Alleged child abuse victims and MPs say independent review of bungled case must be made public.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2015

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Child rapist banned from contact with children is given permission to live with toddler daughter – Daily Telegraph

‘The 24-year-old man was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl when he was 17, but is said to be ‘contrite and remorseful’ about the ‘awful crime’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2015

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Roger Griffiths cleared of historical sex abuse charges – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

‘One of seven men on trial for historical child sex offences has been cleared of all charges against him.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2015

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The Lord Janner U-turn is the CPS’s own fault – The Guardian

‘Between the independent reviewer and the DPP there’s no disagreement on facts, but ultimately it’s highly unlikely Janner will appear in court.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Lord Janner: DPP Alison Saunders was wrong not to bring charges against peer, lawyer rules – The Independent

‘Accusations that Greville Janner, the former Labour MP, sexually abused a number of children are to be tested in court after an independent lawyer ruled the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was wrong not to bring charges.’

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The Independent, 28th June 2015

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Police face flood of compensation claims over child abuse failures – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2015 in child abuse, compensation, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Sir Thomas Winsor, the official police watchdog, says senior officers share the blame for failures to properly investigate paedophile abuse, opening door to legal action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2015

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Essex police officers put on notice over child abuse case handling – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2015 in child abuse, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Twenty-nine serving and former police officers have been put on notice as part of an investigation into Essex Police’s handling of child abuse cases.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2015

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Rotherham child sex abuse: ‘Hundreds’ of potential suspects, including two current or former councillors, investigated – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Hundreds of possible suspects, including two serving or former Rotherham councillors, have been identified so far by an investigation into child sexual abuse in the town, the National Crime Agency has said.’

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The Independent, 24th June 2015

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Offending rates among children in care investigated – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2015 in care homes, child abuse, child neglect, children, news, young offenders by sally

‘An independent review is being launched to examine why so many children in care in England and Wales end up in the criminal justice system.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2015

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Bartle Frere, ex-BA pilot, jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2015 in child abuse, news, retrials, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who carried out child sex crimes during stopovers while working as a British Airways pilot has been jailed for 12 years and six months.

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BBC News, 17th June 2015

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Appeal court jails Kelly Richards for sex with schoolboy – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A mother spared prison for having sex with a schoolboy has been given a two-and-a-half year jail term after judges overruled her original punishment.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2015

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Daniel Pelka death: Doctor ‘fit to practise’, panel rules – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2015 in child abuse, child neglect, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

‘A GP who did not act adequately over concerns raised about starved schoolboy Daniel Pelka remains fit to practise, a disciplinary panel has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2015

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Aunt and grandmother jailed for death of seven-year-old girl in their care – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2015 in child abuse, child cruelty, families, news, sentencing by sally

‘The aunt and grandmother of a seven-year-old girl who died of a brain injury have been jailed for what a judge described as “just about the worst case of child cruelty it is possible to imagine”.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2015

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In re K (Children) – WLR Daily

In re K (Children): [2015] EWCA Civ 543; [2015] WLR (D) 237

‘The Family Court had no power to order the Lord Chancellor to provide public funding for legal representation outside the legal aid scheme in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.’

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2015

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Leon Brittan and Geoffrey Dickens’ notes from 1980s released – BBC News

‘Letters from the 1980s have been released, in which MP Geoffrey Dickens called for then-Home Secretary Leon Brittan to ban a pro-paedophilia group.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2015

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