Online child sex abuse referred to Met increased by 700% since 2014 – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, London, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘The number of suspected incidents of online child sexual abuse referred to the Metropolitan police has increased by 700% since 2014, an inquiry has heard.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2018

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Poppi Worthington: prosecutors consider coroner’s ruling – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are considering a coroner’s findings that Poppi Worthington was sexually assaulted in her father’s bed before her death.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2018

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Poppi Worthington was sexually abused by father, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in child abuse, evidence, forensic science, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘A “fit and active, robust little girl” suffocated after being sexually abused by her father, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Poppi Worthington inquest: Coroner to deliver finding – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2018 in child abuse, children, inquests, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A coroner is due to deliver his conclusion into the 2012 death of toddler Poppi Worthington.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2018

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Child referred to social services every 49 seconds amid rising reports of domestic violence – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, social services, statistics by tracey

‘A child is referred to social services every 49 seconds in England and Wales, figures show, prompting urgent calls that a lack of funding is leading to “catastrophe” for the next generation of youngsters and their families.’

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The Independent, 11th January 2018

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Jeremiah Regis-Ngaujah murder: ‘Death could not be predicted’ – BBC news

Posted January 5th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, social services by tracey

‘The brutal murder of a two-year-old boy by his stepfather could not have been predicted, a review has found.’

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BBC news, 5th January 2018

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‘Dangerous’ Tunbridge Wells paedophile jailed for 14 years – BBC News

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

‘A paedophile who travelled to the Philippines to film himself abusing a two-year-old girl has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2017

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Cases of child sexual abuse up 31%, says NSPCC – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2017 in child abuse, news, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Reported cases of child sexual abuse rose by almost a third last year, according to NSPCC figures which the charity described as “deeply worrying” but said showed a greater public willingness to report the problem.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2017

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Church apology over Bishop George Bell abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2017 in child abuse, Church of England, clergy, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Church of England has apologised to the relatives of a bishop for the way it investigated child abuse claims made against him decades after his death.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2017

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Priest jailed for child abuse images lived on scandal-hit Caldey Island – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, indecent photographs of children, news, Wales by sally

‘A priest who was jailed for downloading hundreds of pictures of child sexual abuse is the latest offender to be identified as having close links with the monastic island of Caldey, which is at the centre of a growing scandal.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2017

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Child abuse and neglect investigations surge by 60% over 10 years as services reach ‘tipping point’ – The Independent

Posted December 12th, 2017 in child abuse, child neglect, news, social services, statistics by sally

‘The number of investigations into child abuse and neglect started by local authorities has soared by 60 per cent in the last decade, as councils warn children’s services are reaching “tipping point”.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2017

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Domestic abuse and coercive control is ‘silent killer’ – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2017 in child abuse, domestic violence, news by sally

‘The prime minister should put protection in place for every child who is living in a house with domestic violence, according to the Children’s Commissioner for England.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2017

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‘We believe you harmed your child’: the war over shaken baby convictions – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, evidence, expert witnesses, forensic science, news by sally

‘Expert witnesses who claim parents have been wrongly accused have been vilified and struck off. But the science is anything but certain. What happens to the truth when experts can’t agree?’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2017

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Nearly 200 people held in UK-wide online child abuse operation – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, police, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Nearly 200 suspected paedophiles were arrested in one week, investigators have said, as they warned of a rise in the use of live streaming to sexually abuse children. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said a UK-wide operation in October had saved 245 children from harm and 192 people were detained.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2017

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Pupils’ diaries convict Hampshire sex assault teacher – BBC News

‘Teenage girls’ diaries have been used to help convict a former PE teacher of sexually assaulting five pupils.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2017

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David Dearlove jailed for 1968 Paul Booth murder – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who swung his toddler stepson by the ankles and smashed his head into a fireplace has been jailed for a minimum of 13 years.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2017

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UK watchdog launches inquiry into teacher who admitted molesting boys – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2017 in child abuse, news, professional conduct, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘The UK teachers’ watchdog has launched an investigation into alleged misconduct by an American teacher who the Guardian revealed was hired by two British schools despite previously admitting molesting boys.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2017

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Council settles historic abuse claim with five-figure payout: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 24th, 2017 in abuse of process, child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A local authority which initially defended a sexual abuse claim on the basis that it would be an abuse of process to make a second attempt at compensation, has agreed to make a five-figure payout to settle the claim, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th November 2017

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Two convicted of Modern Slavery Act offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two people who arranged for underage girls to be trafficked for sexual exploitation have been convicted of offences under the Modern Slavery Act today (21 Nov).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2017

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Sex offender who targeted children online has sentenced increased – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 24th, 2017 in appeals, child abuse, internet, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sex offender, Paul Leighton, has had his sentence increased to 20 years in prison.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 23rd November 2017

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