Mother and boyfriend of five-month boy with ‘catastrophic brain injury’ found guilty of his death – Daily Telegraph

‘A mum-of-nine and her boyfriend have been convicted of causing the death of her baby boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2017

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Ten years on from Baby P’s death, social workers are still scapegoats – The Guardian

‘Social services were blamed for missing abuse while police and NHS failings were brushed under the carpet. Here’s what has happened since.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2017

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Pair guilty of Jimmy Prout murder after forcing him to eat own testicle – BBC News

‘Two people have been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2017

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Nanny who shook 10-month-old baby to death jailed for four years – The Guardian

‘An unqualified nanny who violently shook a baby in a moment of “madness” has been jailed at the Old Bailey for four years after being found guilty of his manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2017

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents jailed for 11 years each – BBC News

‘A “devious” couple who staged their baby’s death in a “cynical charade” on a bus have been jailed for 11 years.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Couple staged their baby’s death on London bus after months of physical abuse – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, news by tracey

‘A couple who staged the death of their premature baby on a London bus are facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty at a trial at the Old Bailey.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

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Adoption guidelines need ‘strengthening’ to save lives – BBC News

‘One of the UK’s leading experts in adoption and fostering, John Simmonds, has warned more children like 18-month-old Keegan Downer could die at the hands of their carers if existing guidelines are not strengthened.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2016

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Dangerous Dogs Act has never worked – Andrew Rosindell MP – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Dangerous Dogs Act has “never really worked” because it only deals with certain breeds, a Tory MP has said as he called for a review of the law.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2016

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Sharon Shoesmith on Baby P, child protection and the tabloid media: ‘I came very close to not standing up again’ – The Guardian

‘The death of a toddler at the hands of his abusive family shocked the nation in 2007, and led to the sacking and demonisation of Sharon Shoesmith, head of Haringey children’s services. But was she just a scapegoat?’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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Alice Gross: Evidence shows ‘police did not contribute to death’ – BBC News

‘The death of a girl suspected of being killed by a convicted murderer, was not contributed to by the actions of police, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2016

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Serious case review to probe whether toddler battered to death by foster mother could have been saved – Daily Telegraph

‘Social services are facing questions after a “barbaric” woman beat an 18-month-old girl in her care to death, inflicting 200 injuries on her and trying to blame her eldest son for the child’s death.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2016

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Jailed mother Lesley Dunford sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing second child – The Independent

‘A mother already in prison for killing her daughter has been sentenced to a further 13 years after pleading guilty to killing her baby son.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2016

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Leicester ‘cannabis mum’ guilty of killing daughter in crash – BBC News

‘A mother who smoked cannabis before killing her daughter and her son’s girlfriend in a car crash has been found guilty of causing their deaths.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Poppi Worthington’s father faces intimidation every day, coroner told – The Guardian

‘A father who was identified by a high court judge as having probably sexually assaulted his baby daughter shortly before she died may be allowed to give evidence from a secret location after facing daily intimidation, a pre-inquest hearing has heard.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2016

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Ethics on the bench and in the witness box: The Round-up – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A highly experienced magistrate – Richard Page – has been sacked for airing views opposing same-sex couples being allowed to adopt.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th March 2016

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Battlelines drawn as shaken baby syndrome controversy set to run – The Guardian

‘Shaken baby syndrome is back in the news. Monday’s BBC Panorama programme focused on this most contentious of subjects and was itself prompted by the General Medical Council’s prosecution of Dr Waney Squier, a consultant neuropathologist who used to give evidence against those charged with injuring their baby but now provides expert evidence in their defence. On Friday she was found guilty by the GMC of giving “expert opinion evidence outside your field of expertise” in several cases that came before the criminal or family courts, and could be struck off the medical register as a result.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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This shaken baby syndrome case is a dark day for science – and for justice – The Guardian

‘A leading doctor faces being struck off for challenging the theory about the infant condition. It’s like Galileo all over again.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2016

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Doctor who doubted shaken baby syndrome misled courts, panel rules – The Guardian

‘A Leading doctor who cast doubt on claims that parents had shaken their babies to death has been found guilty of misleading the courts.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2016

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Poppi Worthington: Coroner orders fresh inquest into toddler’s death – The Independent

‘A new inquest into the unexplained death of a 13-month-old girl is to be held.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2016

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Abuse survivors ‘re-victimised’ through family court process – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of domestic abuse should not endure the trauma of being cross-examined by their abusers in court, a national charity has recommended in a study on child deaths.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2016

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