Head Teacher’s Safeguarding responsibilities – Employment Law Blog

‘A v B Local Authority and C Governing Body of School [2016] EWCA Civ 766 is concerned with whether an ET had been entitled to find that a Head Teacher of a primary school had been fairly summarily dismissed for gross misconduct, i.e. putting the safety of children at risk, for failing to disclose to the school authorities her close personal relationship with a male (IS) convicted of making indecent images of children by downloading them onto his computer. The ET’s finding was upheld by the EAT (Wilkie J presiding) and has now been upheld by a majority in the Court of Appeal (Black and Floyd LJJ). Elias LJ dissented.’

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Employment Law Blog, 20th July 2016

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James Warnock convicted 34 years after rape and murder – Crown prosecution Service

‘James Warnock, 56, was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of seventeen-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni in August 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for the rape of Yiannoulla. Warnock was convicted on 14 July 2016. The crimes took place in Yiannoulla’s home, where she lived with her family, in Hampstead, north London.’

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Crown prosecution Service, 18th July 2016

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The takeover: how police ended up running a paedophile site – The Guardian

‘Exclusive: the inside story of a police operation that secretly took over a child abuse forum in a six-month sting, and the stunning breakthrough that led them to snaring Richard Huckle, ‘Britain’s worst-ever paedophile’.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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Man jailed for 10 years for dozens of child abuse offences – The Guardian

‘A serial child abuser who contacted 11,000 minors across the world on social media in attempt to get them to perform sexual acts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

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Paedophile who travelled 100 miles to rape 12-year-old girl jailed for six years – The Independent

‘A man who travelled 100 miles to rape a 12-year-old girl after blackmailing her online has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2016

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Ex-Cameron aide Patrick Rock guilty of child image offences – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news by sally

‘A former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron has been found guilty of possessing and downloading indecent images of children as young as 10.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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Paedophile posed as Zoella to groom children online – Daily Telegraph

‘A sex predator who pretended to be fashion blogger Zoella Sugg has been jailed for eight years for grooming children online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

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Deputy head jailed for indecent images of children – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, teachers by tracey

‘The deputy head of a fee-paying Catholic school in London has been jailed for 33 months for possessing extreme images of child abuse.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2016

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Revenge pornography victims as young as 11, investigation finds – BBC News

‘Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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Child sex abuse images increasingly being found and removed – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news, statistics by sally

‘Nearly 70,000 pictures and videos showing child sex abuse have been removed from the internet in the past year, the UK charity leading the efforts to combat the abuse has said.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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Internet watchdog finds record number of child sex abuse images – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2016 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news, reports by tracey

‘Record numbers of web pages containing child sexual abuse images are being detected following a dramatic rise in reports, a watchdog has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2016

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Woman who discovered husband was paedophile during honeymoon five years ago is still trying to divorce him – The Independent

‘A woman who discovered she had married a convicted paedophile during their honeymoon is still trying to divorce him after five years.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2016

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Woman abused three young girls by pretending to be man with prosthetic penis – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman sexually abused young teenage girls by pretending to be a man using a prosthetic penis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2016

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Baroness Shields opens the 2016 International Crime and Policing Conference – Home Office

‘Minister for Internet Safety and Security, Baroness Joanna Shields, opened day 1 of the second International Crime and Policing Conference.’

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Home Office, 22nd March 2016

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Hundreds of rapists and child abusers taken off sex offenders’ register – The Independent

‘Nearly 700 sex offenders have been removed from the register in the last four years, including 157 child abusers, new figures have revealed. A Freedom of Information request by the BBC found more than half of applications made by criminals to be removed from the register since 2012 have been successful.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

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Married couple found guilty of sexually assaulting 13-month-old baby they were babysitting – The Independent

‘A married couple have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-month old baby.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2016

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Sex offender refuses to resign from council – The Guardian

‘Government rules preventing councillors from being sacked if they commit a crime are being reviewed after a parish councillor convicted of child pornography offences refused to resign.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2016

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Hampshire teacher jailed for sex offences against girls – BBC News

‘A junior school teacher who committed a series of “disgusting and appalling” sexual offences against nine girls has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2016

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‘Sexting’ children should not be prosecuted, guidelines say – Daily Telegraph

‘The proposed guidance will also offer advice to school leaders on when it is appropriate to report “sexting incidents” to the authorities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2016

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Webcam sex abuse ‘established reality’ in the UK – BBC News

‘Paedophile Trevor Monk paid for the live streaming of child abuse from the Philippines and then travelled there to carry out the abuse himself. His case represents a growing problem of British men ordering abuse over the internet.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

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