Judge voices fears over ‘relentless rise’ in child care cases following Baby P tragedy – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2016 in care orders, child abuse, child neglect, judges, local government, news, statistics by tracey

‘The effect of the Baby P case has contributed to a “crisis” in the children’s care system, the president of the High Court’s Family Division has said. Sir James Munby called for urgent research into why the number of cases in which children can be separated from their parents on the application of a council had more than doubled in the last decade.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2016

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Failure to report child abuse could lead to jail, consultation says – The Guardian

‘School caretakers, secretaries and dinner ladies could face prosecution and possible imprisonment for failing to report signs of child abuse or neglect under official proposals in the wake of the Savile, Rotherham and Rochdale scandals.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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Families hope for answers in Bristol review of hospital child deaths – The Guardian

‘The parents of young children who died on a controversial cardiac ward have spoken of their fears that they might not get the answers they crave ahead of the publication of an independent inquiry into their sons’ care.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2016

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Government’s review of child protection must not undermine vital services – The Guardian

‘The government’s review of local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs), due to report in March, is reshaping the architecture of child protection. LSCBs are tasked with oversight of agencies that protect children, including local authorities, police, schools and health. This is a fundamental review, which implies far-reaching change, and is of huge public interest. The spotlight on this review is made more intense by the cross-departmental children’s taskforce: one key outcome from it must be a better coordinated approach across government departments.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2016

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Family judge criticised for not naming council that breached father’s rights – The Guardian

‘A family court judge has come under fire after refusing to name a council that violated a man’s parental rights by taking his four-year-old daughter into care without a proper investigation.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2016

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Rebecca Kandare death: Parents jailed for malnourished baby killing – BBC News

‘The parents of a dying baby girl, who failed to seek urgent medical care for her because of their religious beliefs, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2015

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Luton mother and grandmother guilty of baby neglect death – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2015 in child neglect, news by sally

‘The mother and grandmother of a seven-month-old baby who died in their care have been found guilty of neglect.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2015

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When keeping a child from their mother is in their best interests – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2015 in adoption, appeals, care orders, child neglect, families, foreign jurisdictions, news by tracey

‘Taking a child away from a parent is one of the most profound and far-reaching powers a court can exercise. Can it ever be in the best interests of a child to lose not only a parent but also a nationality and family heritage? These questions are prompted by the decision of the court of appeal last week that a Latvian girl, known only as CB, should be brought up by adoptive parents in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2015

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Latvian child must be adopted in the UK, judge rules – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2015 in adoption, appeals, care orders, child neglect, families, foreign jurisdictions, news by tracey

‘A Latvian girl should be adopted in the UK, despite objections from her mother and the Latvian authorities, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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BBC News, 13th August 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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Offending rates among children in care investigated – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2015 in care homes, child abuse, child neglect, children, news, young offenders by sally

‘An independent review is being launched to examine why so many children in care in England and Wales end up in the criminal justice system.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2015

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Daniel Pelka death: Doctor ‘fit to practise’, panel rules – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2015 in child abuse, child neglect, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

‘A GP who did not act adequately over concerns raised about starved schoolboy Daniel Pelka remains fit to practise, a disciplinary panel has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2015

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Woman who killed son by feeding him methadone jailed for six years – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2015 in child neglect, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A heroin addict has been jailed for six years for killing her two-year-old son by feeding him methadone’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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Mother who left baby strapped in pushchair for 14 hours is spared jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in child neglect, community service, news, sentencing by sally

‘Derby woman avoids prison sentence after admitting neglect by leaving 10-month-old son strapped in pushchair without feed in urine-soaked nappy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2015

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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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