Father wins damages after social worker falsely accused him of abusing daughter – Daily Telegraph

‘A father was arrested and banned from seeing his six-year-old daughter after a social workers falsely accused him of child abuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2014

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Frances Andrade suicide ‘could and should’ have been prevented – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual offences, suicide, victims, witnesses by sally

‘The suicide of a violinist days after she testified in court against an ex-choirmaster “could and should” have been prevented, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2014

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Unwitting former partner plans legal action to prevent police from returning jailed paedophile’s laptop – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2014 in child abuse, human rights, indecent photographs of children, news, police by sally

‘The unwitting former partner of a paedophile is planning legal action after a police force said it was powerless to retain or destroy the abuser’s laptop which contains photographs of his young victims wearing swimwear and leotards.’

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The Independent, 11th April 2014

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‘Let’s Talk FGM’ – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted April 8th, 2014 in child abuse, female genital mutilation, health, international law, news by sally

‘Last week, Garden Court Chambers was delighted to welcome the Fabian Women’s Network for an evening of discussion about the pressing issue of female genital mutilation (FGM). On the panel, experts from the fields of law, politics, civil society campaigning and the health services talked about their experiences regarding FGM and made recommendations about what the Government must do if it is serious about ending the practice in the UK.’

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 7th April 2014

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Judges criticise police over ‘bizarre’ penis ID request – Daily Telegraph

‘Sex attacker Kelvyn Lester, 47, declined to take medication for erectile dysfunction so officers could photograph his penis for an identification procedure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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Rotherham child rapist jailed after fleeing to Cyprus – BBC News

‘A child sex offender who fled to Cyprus after committing “the most shocking and appalling crimes imaginable” has been jailed for 11 years and six months.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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A voice for victims of crime – The Guardian

‘Justice isn’t just about sentencing: it’s about encouraging victims to come forward in the first place. Labour’s planned law will help. By Keir Starmer.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2014

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Vulnerable witness reforms proposed by Keir Starmer in new ‘victims’ law’ – BBC News

‘Radical changes to the way vulnerable witnesses are treated in court are being considered by the Labour Party.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2014

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North Yorkshire Police refers itself to IPCC on Savile – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2014 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘North Yorkshire Police’s handling of abuse claims made against the late DJ Jimmy Savile is to be investigated by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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Plan to give adopted children new identities to stop birth parents finding them – Daily Telegraph

‘Social services ask High Court to give two young children new names and even cut links with other siblings to protect them from abusive parents.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2014

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Child-grooming loophole must be closed, says charity – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in child abduction, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘A “legal loophole” in child grooming laws should be closed, the children’s charity Barnardo’s has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2014

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Judge orders toddler to be returned to parents after nearly a year in care – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 1st, 2014 in care orders, child abuse, children, news, personal injuries, social services by sally

‘A little boy who suffered brain injuries after falling from a bed should be returned to his parents after being taken into care nearly a year ago amid, the High Court has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

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The Savile Estate Saga – Sovereign Chambers

‘Jimmy Savile died on 29 October 2011. The current value of his estate, after allowing for a range of expenses that have been incurred, was about £3.3 million. Jimmy Savile left a will. The executor of the will and Jimmy Savile’s personal representative was National Westminster Bank plc (“the Bank”). Various individuals were named in the will as beneficiaries (“the individual beneficiaries”). These included a small number of close relatives and friends, each of whom was given a relatively modest bequest. However, under the will, the bulk of the residue of Jimmy Savile’s estate was left to the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust (“the Trust”). That Trust was intended to serve a number of very worthwhile and valid charitable causes, including Help for Heroes.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 19th March 2014

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Regina v Achogbuo – WLR Daily

‘An application for permission to appeal against a conviction on grounds of previous incompetent representation by solicitors or counsel should not be made without taking proper steps to inquire whether there was a cogent objective basis for the proposed ground of appeal. It was impermissible to rely alone on the word of the defendant.’

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WLR Daily, 19th March 2014

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Home Secretary speech at National Crime Agency leadership event – Home Office

‘Speech given by Home Secretary Theresa May on 17 March 2014 at National Crime Agency leadership event.’

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Home Office, 18th March 2014

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Koran teacher who abused girl is spared jail to help his family – Daily Telegraph

‘An Islamic teacher who molested a girl as he taught her the Koran has avoided prison after claiming his family was dependent on him because his wife speaks “very little English”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2014

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Ex-FBI-sting paedophile George Richards jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2014 in child abuse, kidnapping, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former trainee teacher caught 11 years ago in an FBI sting targeting paedophiles has been jailed for life for trying to abduct two girls.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2014

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Rapist George Moseley jailed for 23 years for attacks on woman and girls – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, wounding by tracey

‘A man branded a “danger to women” has been jailed for 23 years for a series of sex attacks in Hertfordshire.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Norfolk former headmaster admits sex abuse of eight boys – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘The headmaster of a former Norfolk boarding school has been warned he could face a life sentence after admitting sex offences.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Public ‘backs’ CPS stance on historical sex abuse – BBC News

‘The public strongly backs the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) taking allegations of historical sex abuse to court, a survey has suggested.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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