Fiona Woolf urged to step down from abuse inquiry over Leon Brittan links – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in child abuse, conflict of interest, inquiries, news by sally

‘The second head of the government’s child abuse inquiry is facing calls to stand down over her social links to Lord Brittan, who was home secretary when a dossier about alleged Westminster paedophiles went missing from his department.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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New minicab law ‘would put women at risk’ – The Independent

‘Ministers will come under fresh pressure this week not to ease rules on minicabs, a relaxation that safety campaigners say would endanger vulnerable women.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2014

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Father wins custody battle after being falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2014 in child abuse, custody, news by tracey

‘A father has won custody of his daughter after his former partner falsely accused him of sexually abusing their child. The man was investigated by police and social workers after the woman said her daughter had made “disclosures of sexual abuse”. But Judge Jane Miller has ruled that the girl, now nine, should live with her father after concluding the woman’s allegations were untrue.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2014

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Authors’ concerns after court rules writer can’t publish sex abuse memoir – Daily Telegraph

‘Leading authors have expressed their “grave concern” at a court ruling which has prevented a writer from publishing a book dealing with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. The author’s ex-wife has obtained a temporary injunction stopping the memoir’s release until the issue has been decided at trial. She argued that reading it would cause their 11 year-old son, who suffers from a number of disabilities, severe psychological harm.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2014

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Rise in cases of ritual child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs reported, say police – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2014 in child abuse, murder, news, police, rape, religiously aggravated offences, witchcraft by sally

‘More cases of ritual child abuse linked to belief in witchcraft are being reported, the police said.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2014

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Ex-BA pilot Bartle Frere abuse case: Jury considers verdicts – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2014 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A jury has been sent out in the case of a former British Airways pilot accused of abusing boys in the UK and India.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2014

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Five jailed in Sheffield teenager sex abuse and trafficking case – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Five men have been given jail sentences totalling more than 28 years after a 13-year-old girl who ran away from home was trafficked for sex while she was missing for more than a week, police said.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2014

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Public inquiry into predator teacher’s abuse of boys – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, inquiries, news, school children, teachers by tracey

‘A public investigation is to be launched into how a paedophile teacher, William Vahey, was able to drug and abuse at least 60 children at the £25,000-a-year Southbank International School in London.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2014

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Father ‘bit baby daughter on forehead before beating and shaking her to death’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2014 in child abuse, children, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “callous and brutal” father who murdered his baby daughter by repeatedly biting, punching and shaking her has been jailed for life with a minimum of 22 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2014

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NCA refers child protection agency case handling to IPCC – BBC News

‘An organisation which took a year to alert police to information about potential paedophiles in the UK is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Expenses scandal journalist Ben Leapman jailed for rape – BBC News

‘A former deputy news editor of the Sunday Telegraph has been jailed for seven years for raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2014

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Children’s care homes abuse claims increase to 13 – BBC News

‘An investigation into abuse at a children’s care home has been widened to include other establishments.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Rotherham Council to be subject of independent inspection – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, local government, news, social services by sally

‘Rotherham Council is to face an independent inspection following the report that revealed 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2014

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‘Monstrous child sexual predator’ John Laister jailed – BBC News

‘An ex-Sunday school teacher who raped and sexually abused young girls under his care has been jailed for 14 years.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf to lead child abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf has replaced Lady Butler-Sloss as head of the UK government inquiry into historical child abuse. Ms Woolf is a City lawyer and former president of the Law Society.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2014

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Rotherham child abuse scandal: Child safety officers will not face disciplinary action – The Independent

‘No-one responsible for children’s safeguarding in Rotherham during the 16-year period when more than 1,400 young people were abused will face disciplinary action despite the mounting public anger over the scandal, the chief executive of the council has confirmed.’

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The Independent, 3rd September 2014

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Dog lead mother Jacqueline Angrave jailed after appeal – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in appeals, child abuse, child cruelty, mental health, news, psychiatric damage, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who walked her daughter to school on a dog lead during a “campaign of cruelty” has been jailed at the second time of asking.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2014

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Rotherham: Yvette Cooper calls for change to law after abuse scandal – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2014 in bills, child abuse, news, police, prostitution, reports, statistics by sally

‘Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse would be introduced by a Labour government to try to prevent a repeat of the Rotherham scandal and encourage a cultural shift where allegations from victims are treated seriously.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2014

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Deacon Alan Morris jailed for school sex abuse – BBC News

‘A deacon convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys at a Greater Manchester school has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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South Yorkshire Police crime recording criticised in new report – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal is still failing to record crimes against children properly, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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