Jail those who turn a blind eye to child abuse, says Cameron – The Guardian

‘Teachers, social workers who work with children and councillors could face up to five years in prison if they turn a blind eye to child abuse under proposals to be set out on Tuesday by David Cameron.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2015

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Serious case review slams police failure in serial abuse of Oxford girls – The Guardian

‘More than 300 young people have been groomed and sexually exploited by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the past 15 years, a damning report into the failures of police and social services to stop years of sexual torture, trafficking and rape will reveal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2015

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Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2015 in attempts, child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Former pop star Gary Glitter has been jailed for a total of 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2015

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Jimmy Savile and the complex question of victim compensation – The Guardian

‘It is now known that 60 people from Stoke Mandeville hospital were abused by Jimmy Savile. But will they and his other victims receive compensation? And where will the money come from?’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2015

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Jimmy Savile scandal: Anger as no one is blamed for allowing abuse in hospitals – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2015 in child abuse, disabled persons, hospitals, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Jimmy Savile’s victims have reacted with anger after a series of reports into his decades of abuse failed to apportion blame to any senior NHS managers. More than 40 hospitals, including Stoke Mandeville – where Savile abused at least 60 victims during a 24-year reign of terror – have investigated how the entertainer was allowed to get away with his crimes for so long. But victims branded the findings a “whitewash”, after NHS bosses claimed they had no idea what was going on.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2015

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Jimmy Savile NHS investigations: lessons learned – Department of Health

Posted February 27th, 2015 in child abuse, disabled persons, hospitals, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Secretary of State for Health asked former barrister Kate Lampard to produce a ‘lessons learned’ report, drawing on the findings from all published investigations and emerging themes.’

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Department of Health, 26th February 2015

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Jimmy Savile: Stoke Mandeville abuse report to be published – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2015 in child abuse, hospitals, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘A key report into the sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile of patients at Stoke Mandeville hospital is to be published on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2015

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‘Victims’ law’ proposals from Labour panel – BBC News

‘There needs to be a “cultural shift” in the way victims of crime in England and Wales are treated, a panel of criminal justice experts has said.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Personal injury: duty of care – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In December the High Court gave judgment in NA v Nottinghamshire County Council [2014] EWHC 4005 (QB). The claimant (who was born in 1977) said that while in her mother’s care she had suffered physical and emotional abuse, and that the defendant local authority had failed in their common law duty of care by failing either to remove her or protect her from the abuse.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd February 2015

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How abuse trial exposed dark secret at top music schools – The Guardian

‘It was the trial of Michael Brewer in 2013 that exposed the dark secret of abuse at some of the UK’s most prestigious music schools. Brewer, a former head of music at Chetham’s in Manchester, was found guilty of indecently assaulting a pupil who was 14 at the time. His victim, Frances Andrade, a gifted violinist, killed herself after giving evidence against him, before he was sentenced to six years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2015

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Top UK music teacher Philip Pickett jailed for 11 years over sex attacks in sound-proof Guildhall practice rooms – The Independent

‘A former Guildhall School of Music teacher who lured his female pupils into soundproof practice rooms before he raped and abused them has been jailed for 11 years.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2015

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Boy, seven, died despite 18 opportunities for social services to act – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2015 in child abuse, children, homicide, news, reports, social services by sally

‘A seven-year-old boy died after the authorities failed for four years to take action despite 18 opportunities to step in, a Serious Case Review has found.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2015

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Abuse inquiry should cover whole UK, Home Affairs Committee says – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, select committees, sexual offences by sally

‘The government is being urged to extend the scope of the child sexual abuse inquiry to cover the whole of the UK – rather than just England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Fred Talbot guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys – The Guardian

‘The former television weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2015

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Birmingham PE teacher Marcus Marcussen jailed for abuse – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A retired PE teacher has been jailed for nine years for sexually abusing schoolboys nearly 60 years ago.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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No more ‘early release’ for child rapists and terrorists – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, early release, rape, sentencing, terrorism, Uncategorized by tracey

‘Child rapists and terrorists will no longer be automatically released half-way through their sentence, as part of a range of tough new laws that have received Royal Assent today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th February 2015

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Children’s doctor jailed for 18 years for indecently assaulting girls at Jimmy Savile hospital – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former children’s doctor convicted of sexually assaulting young girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital during the 70s and 80s has been jailed for 18 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2015

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Law to make reporting of FGM mandatory – BBC News

‘Professionals who fail to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in children could face the sack under a new law for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 12 February 2015

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Essex Police apologises over 30 child abuse investigations – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2015 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, victims by sally

‘A police force has apologised to alleged child abuse victims after it found problems with 30 investigations involving 59 children.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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Child abuse inquiry: Judge has ‘no establishment links’ – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, news, select committees by sally

‘The judge leading the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales has said she has no links to any person or institution which it might scrutinise.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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