Dale Tyson: ‘Deplorable’ sex offender may have more victims – BBC News

‘A man who used a fake online profile to dupe children into sending him graphic images of themselves may have targeted “many more”, police have said.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2021

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Geoffrey Broome: Youth football coach jailed for abusing players – BBC News

‘A former youth football coach who abused players in his care had previously received a caution for spanking an 11-year-old boy, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2021

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Cheshire couple jailed for sexual abuse that Judge says ‘ruined victims’ lives’ – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A couple have been jailed for sexually abusing three young girls after a judge at Chester Crown Court said they had ruined their victims’ lives.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st April 2021

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Liability for abuse suffered by claimant place in private care home – Local Government Lawyer

‘Steven Ford QC analyses a ruling where, in the absence of fault, a local authority was not liable for sexual assaults committed by an employee of the private residential care home at which it placed the claimant. The relationship between the abusive employee and the placing authority was not akin to employment and the duty of care owed by the authority to the claimant was not non-delegable.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th April 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Gloucester swimming instructor jailed for abusing 3-year-old girl – BBC News

‘A “perverted” swimming instructor who sexually abused a three-year-old girl he was babysitting has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2021

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Gaming paedophile groomed victim with cryptocurrency – BBC News

‘A paedophile who groomed an 11-year-old boy through online gaming has been told by a judge he may have to serve all of his eight-year jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 6th April 2021

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Staff in care home failed to prevent children being sexually exploited, Ofsted finds – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2021 in care homes, care workers, child abuse, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Children in a private care home were found to have been sexually exploited by men and felt unsafe, but nothing was done by staff to help them, a report by Ofsted has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2021

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Everyone’s Invited: Schools abuse helpline and review launched – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2021 in child abuse, harassment, news, school children, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘A helpline and immediate review into sexual abuse in schools have been set up by the government in response to thousands of allegations from students.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2021

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Church of England: publication of detailed responses to IICSA report – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 31st, 2021 in child abuse, Church of England, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Church of England has today published its detailed responses to the recommendations of the IICSA report of October 2020.’

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Law & Religion UK, 29th March 2021

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Nottingham men jailed for abusing vulnerable teenage girls – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing three vulnerable teenage girls.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2021

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Key figures and findings in football’s sexual abuse report – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The findings of Clive Sheldon QC regarding the FA and eight coaches including Barry Bennell and Bob Higgins.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Football sexual abuse report: FA ‘did not do enough to keep children safe’ – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2021 in child abuse, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport, vetting by sally

‘The Football Association, Premier League and leading clubs have issued formal apologies after a landmark inquiry said that generations of young footballers suffered horrific sexual abuse because of the wholesale absence of child protection policies, ignorance and naivety.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Holly Roe trial: Father guilty of murdering eight-week-old baby – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2021 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A father has been convicted of murdering his eight-week-old daughter after a series of violent episodes.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2021

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Child abuse inquiry finds no FA conspiracy or paedophile ring – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2021 in child abuse, conspiracy, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The report into whether English football’s child sexual abuse scandal was covered up has found no evidence of an institutional conspiracy or paedophile ring in the game, Telegraph Sport can reveal. As disclosed by Telegraph Sport, the Football Association is planning to release the findings of the independent review into the game’s worst scandal on Wednesday, more than four years after it was launched.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2021

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Judge says recent case shows how exceptional circumstances must be if court is to use its power to dismiss care proceedings without having heard all the evidence – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Court judge has refused applications to dismiss care proceedings at a half-way stage made by a number of people accused of sexual offences against children.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th March 2021

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Nazir Ahmed trial collapses due to ‘disgraceful’ late disclosure of evidence – The Guardian

‘The trial of a former Labour peer accused of sexually abusing younger children has collapsed due a “disgraceful” late disclosure of evidence by the prosecution, a judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2021

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Justice overhaul to better protect the public and back our police – Ministry of Justice

‘Cutting crime and building safer communities will be at the heart of new legislation unveiled in Parliament today (9 March 2021).’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th March 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Child abuse laws to be expanded in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Sports coaches and faith leaders who have sexual relationships with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care will be breaking the law under new legislation planned for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2021

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Hammer killer Hunnisett loses appeal against conviction – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2021 in appeals, child abuse, domestic violence, mental health, murder, news by tracey

‘A Sussex killer who bludgeoned a lover to death with a hammer has lost an appeal against a murder conviction.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2021

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‘Very dangerous’ Plymouth man jailed for grooming girls on Snapchat – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2021 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, telecommunications by sally

‘A “very dangerous” man in his thirties who pretended to be 15-years-old to groom three young girls on social media, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2021

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