Rotherham child sex abuse case: Three men jailed – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Three men have been jailed following the first trial to come out of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into historical sex abuse in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2017

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Damaged reputations an ‘unfortunate by-product’ of abuse inquiries – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Reputational damage to dead people is an “unfortunate by-product” of police inquiries into historical sex abuse allegations. That’s the view of David Tucker, from the College Of Policing, but he said it happened only in certain cases in which the names of dead suspects were made public. Mr Tucker told Law in Action, on BBC Radio 4, that the college was drawing up guidelines for forces in England and Wales to help them decide whether to identify suspects in such cases.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2017

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Toddler murder trial begins after almost 50 years as witness aged four at the time ‘reveals truth’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2017 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news by tracey

‘A stepfather carried the secret of a toddler’s murder for almost 50 years before the truth was uncovered by a witness aged four at the time, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2017

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Father tried to kill girl to repair his relationship, UK judge finds – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2017 in attempts, care orders, child abuse, murder, news by tracey

‘A man twice tried to suffocate his infant daughter thinking her death might help heal his relationship with his partner, a judge has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2017

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Paedophile avoids jail because of bad back – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A paedophile who abused three young girls more than 40-years ago has been spared jail after telling a judge he had a bad back.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2017

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Dragon’s Den contestant jailed for child sex offences has term increased – Attorney General’s Office

‘A former Dragon’s Den contestant, jailed for 13 child sex offences, including sexual assault has had his jail sentence increased to 7 years 3 months.’

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Attorney General's Office , 9th November 2017

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Police investigating 30 years of alleged sexual and physical abuse against children at mental health unit – The Independent

Posted November 10th, 2017 in child abuse, hospitals, mental health, news, sexual offences, young persons by tracey

‘Police are investigating almost 30 years of alleged physical and sexual abuse against children and young adults being treated at a mental health unit.Hertfordshire Constabulary said the number of victims at the Hill End Hospital Adolescent Unit in St Albans was not yet clear.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2017

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Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse published name of alleged victim on its website – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is investigating a serious error after the name of an alleged sexual offences victim was published online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2017

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Dates of IICSA public hearings to 2019 – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 9th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘On 7 November 2017, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published the following dates of its public hearings to March 2019.’

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Law & Religion UK, 9th November 2017

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Elsie Scully-Hicks: Dad jailed for life for murder – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in adoption, child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who murdered his 18-month-old daughter just two weeks after formally adopting her has been handed a life sentence.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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Elsie Scully-Hicks: Murdered by adopted father – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2017 in adoption, child abuse, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Elsie Scully-Hicks was just 18 months old when she died from catastrophic injuries. Her adopted father Matthew Scully-Hicks inflicted a catalogue of violence on her in the eight months she lived with him.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2017

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Child sexual abuse victims to be granted compensation following criticism – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Fresh guidelines have been issued to ensure that child victims of sexual abuse are not denied compensation on the mistaken grounds that they consented to a relationship.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

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British couple given lengthy jail terms for child sexual abuse – The Guardian

‘A British couple who abused a child and streamed the assaults live are beginning lengthy jail terms after a fellow paedophile who watched online from the US gave evidence against them.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2017

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Sexual predator is jailed for 28 years for raping two women – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2017 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A “manipulative and deceitful” sexual predator has been handed a 28-year extended sentence for raping two women and having sex with a 14-year-old girl.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2017

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Police advert banned for suggesting viewers should not call 999 if they hear a baby crying next door – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in advertising, child abuse, complaints, news, police by michael

‘The “deliberately ambiguous” television advert urged concerned neighbours not to call 999 if they hear a baby crying next door, suggesting they call the local council instead.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Supreme Court: local authority ‘vicariously liable’ for abuse of child in foster care – OUT-LAW.com

‘A local authority has been held vicariously liable for the abuse of a woman by two sets of foster parents she was placed with as a child, despite not being negligent in its selection or supervision of the foster parents.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2017

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Lucy Eastwood – “A law on the move: Are Local Authorities vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents against children in their care?” – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The law of vicarious liability is on the move” proclaimed Lord Phillips in the last judgment he delivered as President of the Supreme Court: Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society [2012] UKSC 56, (“the Christian Brothers case”). In a judgment recently handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 60, His Lordship has been proved correct.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd October 2017

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Foster care abuse victims urged to speak out after ruling – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2017 in child abuse, fostering, local government, news, vicarious liability, victims by sally

‘A woman who won a “landmark” legal battle against a council after being abused by foster parents as a child has urged more victims to speak out.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2017

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Salford woman who forced boy, 11, into sex jailed – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman who forced an 11-year-old boy into having sex with her has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2017

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Supreme Court find local authority vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster carers – Family Law

Posted October 20th, 2017 in child abuse, fostering, local government, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘In Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 60, the Supreme Court held Nottinghamshire County Council were vicariously liable for the physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by foster parents to the appellant (Armes) during her time in foster care. The local authority can be held vicariously liable only in situations involving placements with foster carers. Zoe Fleetwood, solicitor and partner, and Hannah Duddridge, paralegal, from Dawson Cornwell, highlight that such vicarious liability does not extend to the local authority in situations involving child placements with family members.’

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Family Law, 19th October 2017

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