Child sex offender worked at schools cricket association with ECB permission – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, teachers, vetting by sally

‘The England and Wales Cricket Board’s child protection policies are likely to come under close scrutiny after it emerged a convicted child sex offender worked at a schools cricket association with written permission from the ECB – and also attended junior cricket festivals in the company of an ECB executive.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Anthony McSweeney case: Abuse priest failings found – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Concerns raised about a Catholic priest later jailed for sexual assault were not acted upon or taken seriously by the Church, a review has found.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2017

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Children wait 100 days longer than adults for sexual abuse investigations to go to court, figures show – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in child abuse, delay, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Child sex abuse victims are waiting 100 days longer than adults for their cases to go to court, a report has found, prompting calls for more to be done to give underage victims access to the support they desperately need.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

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Child victims of sexual abuse in families let down by system: report – The Guardian

‘Child victims of sexual abuse within families are being let down by the system, the children’s commissioner for England has said.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

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Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘More than 250 potential suspects and 560 victims have now been identified by officers investigating child sex abuse within football in the UK, police say.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2017

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, education, news, social services by sally

‘Teachers and social care staff did not show enough “professional curiosity” in a girl who died after years of abuse by her aunt, a serious case review said.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2017

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Judge rules ‘paedophile hunters’ can continue posing as children online – The Guardian

‘Self-described “paedophile hunters” have welcomed a court ruling that will allow them to continue to pose as children online to catch sexual predators.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2017

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School compensation payouts include blindfold mishap and whiteboard accident – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2017 in accidents, child abuse, compensation, news, personal injuries, school children by tracey

‘Pupil mishaps including a blindfolded child running into a goalpost and pupil hit by a cricket ball have cost schools £7m in three years, it has emerged. Figures obtained by the BBC reveal an apparent doubling in school payouts from £1.65m in 2014 to £3.45m in 2016.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

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Child sex exploitation report suggests taxi driver database – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2017 in child abuse, criminal records, news, reports, sexual offences, taxis by tracey

‘A national database of licensed taxi drivers should be introduced to make it easier to spot those with a criminal past, according to a review into child sex exploitation. The serious case review examined all the reports of child sex exploitation in Buckinghamshire since 1998.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

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Dead man’s child sexual abuse convictions overturned – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2017 in appeals, child abuse, news, sexual offences, suicide by tracey

‘Appeal judges have overturned the child sex abuse conviction of a former Sussex boarding school worker who killed himself before the end of his trial.’

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BBC News, 6th April 2017

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Safeguarding in Sport – Blackstone Chambers

Posted April 6th, 2017 in child abuse, children, criminal records, news, sport, vetting by sally

‘This paper is the first in a series to be published on the Sports Law Bulletin following presentations made at Blackstone Chambers’ Integrity in Sport – the Battleground seminar on 30th March 2017.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 5th April

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Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation’s efforts to block inquiry squashed – The Guardian

‘A Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation in Manchester has lost a legal attempt to block an investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations, after failing to convince a judge that the inquiry amounted to religious discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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‘Putting it bluntly madam, you are sex mad,’ judge tells woman jailed for group sex with underage boys – Daily Telegraph

‘A married mother-of-three who had sex with three underage boys has been branded a “dreadful mother” by a judge, a court heard yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2017

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Son of Greggs founder jailed for more than 13 years for child sex abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The son of the founder of the Greggs bakers chain has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years after being branded a “sophisticated, predatory paedophile” by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2017

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Police wind up Sir Edward Heath sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, private investigators, sexual offences by tracey

‘The £1  million police investigation into allegations that Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile is being wound up amid claims it has found no evidence to justify tarnishing the former prime minister’s reputation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2017

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Tennis coach father John De’Viana cleared of cruelty – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sport by tracey

‘A tennis coach father who was accused of abusing his daughters in a bid to make them champions of Wimbledon has been cleared of mistreating them.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2017

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Adam Johnson refused leave to appeal against child abuse conviction – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2017 in appeals, child abuse, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Adam Johnson, the former England footballer, has lost a challenge against his conviction for sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2017

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Vicar jailed after dying abuse victim gives evidence through eye-tracking software – The Independent

‘A retired vicar who abused a choirboy more than 35 years ago has been jailed for four years after his victim gave evidence through eye-tracking technology that translated his blinks into words.’

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The Independent, 11th March 2017

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UK child deportations of 50s: ‘most catastrophic child abuse’ in memory – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news by sally

‘The deportation of thousands of British children to Australia, Canada and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), created the most catastrophic child abuse legacy in living memory, the national inquiry into child sexual abuse has been told.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Rotherham sexual abuse scandal: no misconduct found so far, IPCC says – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of allegations of police wrongdoing during the investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have not resulted in a single case of misconduct against an officer, the police watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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