Non-accidental Injury and Re-balancing the Burden of Proof – Family Law Week

Posted December 1st, 2014 in burden of proof, care orders, child abuse, child neglect, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Dr John Fox, barrister of Lamb Building, reviews some recent cases which may suggest a re-consideration of the burden of proof in cases of alleged non-accidental injury.’

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Family Law Week, 27th November 2014

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Father prosecuted after leaving daughter in car for ten minutes – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2014 in child neglect, news, prosecutions, social services by sally

‘Tim Haines tells of nightmare battle to clear his name after leaving toddler alone for 10 minutes while he dashed to nearby pharmacy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2014

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Gloucestershire child neglect couple jailed – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2014 in child neglect, news, sentencing, social services by sally

‘A couple jailed for neglecting five of their children have been branded “inadequate, stupid, stubborn and reckless” by a judge.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2014

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Mother jailed for child neglect after four-year-old son lived in squalor with 20 ferrets and 14 dogs – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2014 in child neglect, news, sentencing by sally

‘Seriously ill youngster was discovered by chance when policeman was investigating missing dogs. Mother, 21, sent to prison for two years in “worst case” PC has ever seen.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2014

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Parents jailed over rickets baby death – BBC News

‘The parents of a five-month-old boy who died from acute rickets have been jailed for manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2014

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Child neglect law – unnecessary tinkering, unintended consequences – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 28th, 2014 in bills, child neglect, children, news by sally

‘The Child Maltreatment Bill has barely progressed towards the statute book – and perhaps with good reason.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th February 2014

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‘Clear decision’ could have helped drowned Lowestoft children – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in care orders, child neglect, news, social services by sally

‘More could have been done to help three children who were found drowned after their mother fell to her death from a car park, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2014

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IPCC to investigate police handling of Hamzah Khan case – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2014 in child neglect, complaints, domestic violence, homicide, news, police by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate whether officers mishandled the case of a four-year-old boy whose mummified remains were found in his cot almost two years after he died.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2014

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Daniel Pelka case ‘could happen again’ says council – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2014 in child abuse, child neglect, news, social services by sally

‘The head of the social care department that “missed chances” to save the life of a boy has said he could not rule out a similar case happening in future.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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Kadan Beaumont murder: Father jailed for life – BBC News

‘A father who claimed the family dog caused fatal injuries to his 11-month-old son has been jailed for life for his murder.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2013

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Oxfordshire toddler’s death review reveals ‘missed chance’ – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2013 in child neglect, news, reports, social services by sally

‘A report has concluded the death of a 22-month-old boy may have been prevented if organisations had worked more effectively together.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2013

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Hamzah Khan: social services missed warning signs, report finds – The Guardian

“A serious case review (SCR) into the starvation of four-year-old Hamzah Khan has concluded that while his death was ‘not predictable’, Bradford social services missed signs that, had they been put together, could have warned that Hamzah and his seven siblings were at risk.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2013

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Birmingham branded ‘national disgrace’ for child protection failures – The Guardian

“Vulnerable children are being let down by councils with ineffective and incompetent leadership, according to the Ofsted chief inspector, who singled out Birmingham as a ‘national disgrace’.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2013

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‘There’s no more learning left to be done’, says child protection expert, in wake of Hamzah Khan death – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 7th, 2013 in child neglect, homicide, local government, news, police, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Studying past cases of child neglect is a ‘big distraction’ for child protection professionals, a leading professor of social work has said, a day after a jury convicted a mother of starving her young son to death.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2013

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Hamzah Khan: Amanda Hutton jailed after son starved to death – The Guardian

“An alcoholic mother of eight who starved her four-year-old son to death and left his body in a cot for nearly two years has been jailed for 15 years.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2013

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Hamzah Khan starved to death by mother Amanda Hutton, jury decides – The Guardian

“A mother was on Thursday found guilty of starving her four-year-old son to death and letting his body mummify unseen in a cot for two years.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2013

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Mid Wales MP wants 19th Century child neglect law changes – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2013 in bills, child neglect, legislation, mental health, news, psychiatric damage by tracey

“A mid Wales MP is bidding to change child neglect laws that date back to the 19th Century, which he claims are now ‘nonsense’. Ceredigion MP Mark Williams wants criminal legislation based on 1868 poor laws to be updated to include emotional and psychological abuse.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2013

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The Government’s response to Lord Carlile’s report on the Edlington case – Department for Education

Posted March 26th, 2013 in child abuse, child neglect, children, news, reports, social services by sally

“In March 2012 the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, asked Lord Carlile to conduct an independent review of the case of the ‘J’ children in Edlington. The ‘J’ children had committed a very serious assault on two young victims in April 2009, having assaulted another young victim the previous weekend.”

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Department for Education, March 2013

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TV death baby Kian McMillan: Fugitive father jailed – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2013 in child neglect, fraud, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who admitted neglecting his four-month-old son who died when the boy’s
mother knocked a television onto him, has been jailed for 46 months.”

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BBC News, 7th March 2013

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Victorian child neglect laws in ‘urgent’ need of overhaul, warns Baroness Butler-Sloss – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2013 in child neglect, judges, legislation, mental health, news by sally

“The current laws on child neglect are not fit for the 21st Century and in ‘urgent’ need of reform, Britain’s most senior authority on family law warns today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2013

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Related link: The criminal law and child neglect: an independent analysis and proposal for reform (PDF)

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