Supreme Court to hear key case on liability of councils for foster care abuse – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 27th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, fostering, news, sexual offences, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a key case on the liability of councils for foster care abuse, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th may 2016

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Should “turning a blind eye” to allegations of child abuse be made illegal? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 27th, 2016 in child abuse, news, notification by tracey

‘According to the NSPCC’s 2015 report, How safe are our children? over 30,000 cases of child sexual abuse are now recorded annually in the UK. Perhaps this growing number can be attributed, in part, to people being more confident in speaking up and raising concerns, especially in an era of post-Yewtree Operation revelations.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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Paedophile posed as Zoella to groom children online – Daily Telegraph

‘A sex predator who pretended to be fashion blogger Zoella Sugg has been jailed for eight years for grooming children online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

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Witchcraft child abuse cases investigated by Met rise by over 50% – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, witchcraft by sally

‘The number of child abuse cases involving witchcraft that were dealt with by the Met has risen by over 50% in three years, the force has revealed.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2016

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Metropolitan Police officer jailed for child sex abuse offences – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A Metropolitan Police officer from a sex abuse unit has been jailed for more than five years for child sexual abuse offences.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2016

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Daily Mail publisher fined £40,000 over pixellated photograph – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2016 in anonymity, child abuse, fines, guilty pleas, media, news, victims by tracey

‘Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, has been fined £40,000 after pleading guilty to identifying a man who claims to be the victim of a VIP paedophile ring.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Ted Heath investigation to continue after probe into police misconduct finds no evidence of wrongdoing – The Independent

‘Police have vowed to continue their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late Sir Edward Heath after several people responded to an appeal for information.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2016

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Thousands on the run after skipping court bail – BBC News

‘Thousands of suspected and convicted criminals who skipped court bail while facing charges including murder, child sex offences and rape are on the run.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2016

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Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures – The Guardian

‘All taxis drivers in Rotherham will be required to have CCTV cameras installed in their cars from July, in an attempt to prevent child sexual exploitation. Drivers will also have to activate an audio recording device whenever they transport an unaccompanied child or vulnerable adult , under a series of measures introduced by the council to rebuild trust in the taxi industry.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2016

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What has the European Court of Human Rights done for us? – The Independent

‘Campaigners and politicians have criticised Home Secretary Theresa May’s assertion that Britain should leave the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).’

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The Independent, 25th April 2016

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Bradford judge spares girl jail for stabbing abuser – BBC News

‘A judge has spared a teenage girl who stabbed the man who sexually abused her as a child from a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2016

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Child sex abuse images increasingly being found and removed – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news, statistics by sally

‘Nearly 70,000 pictures and videos showing child sex abuse have been removed from the internet in the past year, the UK charity leading the efforts to combat the abuse has said.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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Internet watchdog finds record number of child sex abuse images – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2016 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news, reports by tracey

‘Record numbers of web pages containing child sexual abuse images are being detected following a dramatic rise in reports, a watchdog has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2016

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Judge offers to pay court fine of abuse victim who stabbed her abuser on his doorstep after he avoided jail – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, fines, judges, news, victims, young offenders by sally

‘A judge has offered to pay the court fine of a Bradford teenager who stabbed a paedophile on his doorstep after he avoided jail for abusing her when she was just eight-years-old.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2016

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Ben Butler murder trial: Ellie ‘killed after conviction quashed’ – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2016 in child abuse, children, murder, trials by sally

‘A “hot-tempered” father accused of killing his six-year-old daughter had a conviction for assaulting her as a baby quashed, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2016

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Former Bedfordshire police officer jailed for abusing girls – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A former police officer has been given a 23-year sentence after using Facebook to find vulnerable girls to have sex with.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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Ayeeshia Jane Smith murder: Mother jailed for at least 24 years – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, murder, news, sentencing, social services by sally

‘A “devious” and “selfish” mother has been jailed for at least 24 years for stamping her toddler daughter to death.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2016

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Former royal aide cleared of abuse calls for sacking of Met chief – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2016 in bail, child abuse, complaints, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh who was cleared of historical sex offences says he felt “like a lamb to the slaughter” during the case. Lt Col Benjamin Herman, 81, was acquitted last year of abusing a girl in the early 1970s, when she was aged around 11 or 12 and he was working as equerry to Prince Philip. He said his family went through “absolute hell” after he was arrested in February 2013. He spent 27 months on bail before eventually being cleared by a jury in less than an hour following a trial at Blackfriars crown court in London.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2016

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Paedophile jailed for rape of 11-year-old girl – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, kidnapping, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A paedophile who kidnapped and raped an 11-year-old girl after grabbing her off the street as she walked home was branded the “living embodiment of every parent’s worst nightmare”, as he was jailed.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2016

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Ayeeshia Jane Smith: Mum Kathryn Smith guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, murder, news, social services by tracey

‘A mother has been found guilty of murdering her 21-month-old daughter, who died with injuries likened to a car crash victim.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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