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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Council seeks to protect vulnerable children with ‘novel’ legal action – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in children, injunctions, local government, news, social services by sally

‘Social services bosses in Birmingham say they are taking innovative legal action in an effort to protect vulnerable children who may be victims of sexual exploitation.’

Full story

The Guardian, 17th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Sperm deal children ‘irredeemably marred’ by four-parent feud – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge warns of trauma ‘unleashed’ by fallout from ‘known-donor fertilisation’ arrangement between former friends.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Seven years on, why is the Baby P case still making headlines? – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in media, news, police, social services by sally

‘As a new BBC documentary claims to tell the untold story behind the case, Harry Ferguson argues that confidence in social work has been undermined.’

Full story

The Guardian, 27th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

‘People think that’s what Asians are doing’, says man banned from approaching girls – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2014 in children, injunctions, news, sexual grooming, social services by sally

‘A High Court judge bans a group of men from approaching any girl under 18 with whom they are not personally associated after a vulnerable teenager is found in a hotel room.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Denial of legal aid in Court of Protection cases “a false economy”, says judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘Denying individuals legal aid for complex Court of Protection cases is a false economy, a High Court judge has warned.’

Full story

Local Government Lawyer, 8th October 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Comments Off

How could 16-year-old Christina be killed on her way to school? – Daily Telegraph

‘As a report declares the fatal stabbing of schoolgirl Christina Edkins as ‘preventable’, her family speak out about the serious failings that led to the unprovoked attack.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Gloucester cellar sex attack ‘not preventable’ – BBC News

‘A sex attack by two teenagers on a boy in a cellar in Gloucester could not have been anticipated or prevented, a report has found.’

Full story

BBC News, 18th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Care Proceedings and the European Dimension: Article 15 Transfers – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister of 15 Winckley Square, considers recent developments in respect of care proceedings involving another European state.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 16th September 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off

Christina Edkins inquiry finds missed opportunities to prevent killing – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in homelessness, homicide, inquiries, mental health, news, social services by tracey

‘A string of agencies and professionals missed opportunities to prevent the death of schoolgirl Christina Edkins, who was fatally stabbed on a bus by a homeless man with serious mental health issues, an investigation has concluded.’

Full story

The Guardian, 15th September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Rotherham Council to be subject of independent inspection – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, local government, news, social services by sally

‘Rotherham Council is to face an independent inspection following the report that revealed 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town.’

Full story

BBC News, 10th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Child safety officers will not face disciplinary action – The Independent

‘No-one responsible for children’s safeguarding in Rotherham during the 16-year period when more than 1,400 young people were abused will face disciplinary action despite the mounting public anger over the scandal, the chief executive of the council has confirmed.’

Full story

The Independent, 3rd September 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Inquiry launched into social care after Mikaeel Kular beaten to death by mother – Daily Telegraph

‘Three year old was beaten to death by his mother just weeks after social workers stopped monitoring his family’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Sacked Baby P chief Sharon Shoesmith won payout of more than £600,000 – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2014 in compensation, local government, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

‘Haringey council has had to pay out more than £600,000 to its former children’s services boss Sharon Shoesmith in compensation for unfair dismissal, unpaid wages, and pension contributions, according to reports.’

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Judge allows police to break down woman’s door for enforced caesarean – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2014 in concealing birth, mental health, news, pregnancy, restraint, social services by sally

‘Pregnant woman has an irrational fear of hospitals but could die in child birth. Her third child was delivered using barbecue tongs and was found severely malnourished’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council – WLR Daily

Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWHC 1918 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 255

‘The capital derived from a personal injury settlement which was managed by a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection had to be disregarded by a local authority when deciding whether the injured person could be required to contribute to the cost of social care services provided by a local authority.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

Amina Agboola case: Death kick killer Dean Harris guilty of murder – BBC News

‘A man has been convicted of murdering a two-year-old girl after he kicked her, rupturing her liver.’

Full story

BBC News, 17th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 16th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Ombudsman finds Bedfordshire man failed by council and health service – BBC News

‘Health and social care officials have been criticised for letting a severely mentally ill patient live in “squalor”.’

Full story

BBC News, 12th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Judge backs birth control for parents with many children taken into care – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2014 in care orders, children, contraception, judges, news, social services by sally

‘The most senior family judge in England and Wales has supported the provision of contraception to parents who have large numbers of children taken into care.’

Full story

The Guardian, 10th June 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off