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.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2014

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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.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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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.’

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Family Law Week, 16th September 2014

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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.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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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.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2014

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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.’

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The Independent, 3rd September 2014

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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’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2014

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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.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2014

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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’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2014

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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

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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.’

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BBC News, 17th June 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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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”.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2014

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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.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2014

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Baby death couple win children back – Daily Telegraph

‘Father accused of suffocating his baby by rolling on her as they slept can be reunited with her twin after a judge ruled that the baby’s sister should not have been removed by social workers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Surrey paedophile father had unsupervised access to son – BBC News

‘Social workers in Surrey took legal action after discovering that a woman allowed her paedophile ex-husband unsupervised access to their 13-year-old son.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2014

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Care for teenage karate champion so bad it ‘breached human rights’, coroner rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Dana Baker, who represented Great Britain in karate, killed herself after “serious and systematic failings” in her care by a council that was too busy and overworked to help her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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High Court makes adoption call for baby with no name – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2014 in adoption, care orders, learning difficulties, names, news, social services by sally

‘A baby with no name is to be placed for adoption after a High Court judge highlighted concerns about his father’s hostility to social workers.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2014

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Article 8 and night-time care – NearlyLegal

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in disabled persons, human rights, local government, news, social services by sally

‘The ECtHR Chamber has delivered its decision in McDonald v UK. For the reasons given below, the Court has decided that there was no breach of Article 8 ECHR following the reduction in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s care services package for Ms McDonald, except for a period from November 2008 to November 2009, when her care needs were not met.’


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NearlyLegal, 21st May 2014

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Domestic violence: One month’s death toll – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, social services, victims by sally

‘David Gikawa, who murdered ex-girlfriend Linah Keza at her flat in London last year, has become the latest person convicted of a domestic violence-related killing. How common are such crimes?’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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