Hundreds of UK sex abuse victims lose compensation for committing crimes – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of sexual abuse victims have had their compensation payments reduced after committing crime themselves, according to figures.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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‘I watched the man convicted of sexually abusing me as a child walk free from court with a fine’ – The Independent

‘A child sex abuse victim who was attacked by her sister’s fiancé when she was just 10 years old has started a campaign to change the legal system that saw her abuser walk free from court.’
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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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Child Protection and Data Protection – Panopticon

‘The spectre of Jimmy Saville casts a long shadow and now it extends to data protection, the Data Protection Act 1998 being the latest august and uniformly popular institution (following the BBC, Broadmoor and Margaret Thatcher to name just some) to suffer as a result of his actions. The perennial sight of investigations and public inquiries into historic sex abuse of children in local authority, chiefly arising out of the wider ramifications of Operation Yewtree, has provided a very ready explanation for local authorities for the need to retain child protection data.’

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Panopticon, 23rd July 2015

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Genetic Predisposition to Paedophilia and Child Abuse: a case note – Six Pump Court

Posted July 28th, 2015 in child abuse, families, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In his latest case note, Richard Barraclough QC writes on the issues of paedophilia and child abuse and specifically genetic and family influences.’

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Six Pump Court, 16th July 2015

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Norwich paedophile ring: Woman at centre of gang who made children ‘sexual play things’ guilty of 23 offences – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sexual offences, social services, women by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of being at the centre of a paedophile ring which set children up as “sexual play-things” over more than a decade.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2015

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Oxfordshire CSE report recommends taxi regulation review – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2015 in child abuse, news, reports, sexual grooming, taxis by sally

‘A “robust overview” of taxi driver licensing in Oxfordshire is needed, according to a new report into child sexual exploitation in the county.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2015

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UN urges UK to make smacking illegal – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2015 in child abuse, children, corporal punishment, news, United Nations by sally

‘The UK should pass laws to ban parents from smacking their children at home, a United Nations report has suggested.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2015

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Khaleel Hussain murder case review launched in Coventry – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in child abuse, children, murder, news by sally

‘A serious case review has been launched following the murder of a two-year-old boy from Coventry.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2015

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Mother who killed paedophile cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2015 in child abuse, homicide, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A mother who stabbed a convicted paedophile to death while he was on bail for abusing young boys has been cleared of murder – but found guilty of manslaughter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2015

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Archbishop of Canterbury promises sex abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2015 in child abuse, Church of England, inquiries, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has promised to investigate sex abuse in the Church of England if the judge-led abuse inquiry does not look into it within six months.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2015

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Immunity guaranteed for whistleblowers in child sex abuse inquiry – Attorney General’s Office

‘Individuals providing certain evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse can do so without fear of prosecution.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 9th July 2015

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Royal Household will fall in sights of £100m child sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

‘The child sex abuse inquiry is set to last five years and cost up to £100 million, it has been confirmed, as it emerged the Royal Household will not be exempt from scrutiny over paedophile allegations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2015

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Historical child sexual abuse inquiry to open on 9 July – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales will be formally opened next Thursday, it has been announced.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2015

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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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