“Comprehensive and historical” safeguarding review – Salisbury Diocese – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in child abuse, children, Church of England, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘The Diocese of Salisbury has begun a pioneering safeguarding review – one that will include piloting the next stage of Past Case Reviews for the whole of the Church of England.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th February 2019

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Police officer Peter Drummond had sex with girl aged 14 – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2019 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A police officer has been found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl he befriended on social media.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2019

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Charity Commission Inquiry: Birmingham Diocesan Trust – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 14th, 2019 in charities, Charity Commission, child abuse, inquiries, news by tracey

‘On 12 February 2019, the Charity Commission issued the following Press Release regarding a new inquiry into the charity behind the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham over safeguarding concerns.’

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Law & Religion UK, 14th February 2019

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Essex Police arrested man’s death sparks sex case suicide alert – BBC News

‘A police force will review how it assesses the suicide risk of people under suspicion of child sex offences.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2019

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Hand database could be used to catch child abusers, says leading forensics expert – Daily Telegraph

‘Scientists believe developing a hand database could help track down and convict child abusers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2019

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‘Action taken’ over Rolf Harris primary school incident – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘”Appropriate action” has been taken after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a school, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Digital Secretary to question dating apps amid concerns over underage users – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2019 in child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Jeremy Wright, the Digital Secretary, said he would write to Tinder and Grindr asking what measures they have in place to keep children safe, after an investigation claimed they are at risk of exploitation on such apps.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2019

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Cyber sex crimes against children have trebled in three years, NSPCC warns – Daily Telegraph

‘Cases of paedophiles using the internet to commit sex crimes against children have trebled in three years, figures show, prompting renewed demands for tougher regulation of social media companies.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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Online child abuse cases reported to Metropolitan Police more than double in year – The Independent

‘Online child sex abuse cases reported to London’s Metropolitan Police have more than doubled in a year, amid warnings that paedophiles are grooming children to send them images.
Scotland Yard’s online child sexual abuse and exploitation team received 2,514 referrals in 2018, up from 1,050 the year before – a 139 per cent increase. The vast majority were alerts from technology companies, as calls have been mounting for web giants to prevent indecent images being uploaded or shared on their platforms.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

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Rolf Harris primary school incident to be investigated – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a Berkshire primary school.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Rolf Harris: Convicted paedophile ‘pictured in school grounds waving at children’ – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2019 in child abuse, news, release on licence, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, who was jailed for sex assaults against children, walked onto the grounds of a primary school and waved at pupils.

The Ministry of Justice is now investigating whether the 88-year-old has breached his strict licence conditions.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

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Breast-ironing: British peer to raise issue in parliament – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, parliament by sally

‘Alex Carlile, one of the UK’s leading QCs who is a former deputy high court judge and a member of the House of Lords, told the Guardian that he hoped to trigger a wider scrutiny of the practice in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Female nursery worker, 18, jailed for sexually abusing children – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage childcare student has been jailed for sexually abusing two children and taking photographs of them for a man she met online.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Dad Elliott Appleyard who treated daughter as ‘wife’ jailed – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2019 in child abuse, children, families, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father who repeatedly raped and abused his teenage daughter has been jailed for 20 years.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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Sports coach sexual relations law criticised over delay – BBC News

‘A proposed law to make it illegal for sports coaches to have sexual relations with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care has been “bogged down in bureaucracy”, an ex-sports minister has said.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2019

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Church statements on Bishop George Bell – Law & Religion UK

Posted January 25th, 2019 in child abuse, Church of England, clergy, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Today, 24 January 2019, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the National Safeguarding Team issued statements following a ruling by Timothy Briden, a senior ecclesiastical lawyer, relating to fresh information received about the late Bishop George Bell. The core group took the view that there were no safeguarding issues arising out of the fresh information and Mr Briden concluded that the allegations presented to him were unfounded.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th January 2019

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Bishop George Bell abuse allegations ‘unfounded’ – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2019 in child abuse, Church of England, clergy, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Further allegations against the late Bishop of Chichester George Bell are “unfounded”, a Church of England (CofE) appointed lawyer has ruled.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2019

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Oxford grooming gang members handed life sentences – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Three men who groomed and sexually abused an Oxford schoolgirl have been handed life sentences.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2019

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Monitoring of abuse claims at children’s prison ‘ineffective’ – The Guardian

‘A review into the alleged abuse of children by staff at a children’s prison has found that a series of failings led to an “erratic and ineffective” monitoring of investigations into the claims.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2019

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Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil – BBC News

‘A geography teacher who had a four-year sexual relationship with an underage female pupil has been banned from the classroom for life.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2019

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