Appeals and clarification of a judge’s reasons: Re P (A Child) – Family Law

Posted April 16th, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, delay, judgments, news, reasons by tracey

‘The recent Court of Appeal decision of Re P (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 720 (11 April 2018) concerned T (born we are told ‘in 2000’: ie she is 17 or over, see the Children Act 1989, s 31(3) below) and her younger sister, X. The case operates on a number of levels. The main issue for the Court of Appeal was the judge’s failure to provide a clear and prompt judgment to explain her original determination (communicated in abbreviated form, as explained below); and then to fail to provide the parties with clarification of reasons for her judgment as permissibly requested by them.’

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Family Law, 13th April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Former private school teacher jailed for longer for sexual abuse – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 29th, 2018 in child abuse, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A former private boarding school teacher who sexually abused 4 of his pupils has had his sentence increased.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 28th March 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

FA to take lead in child abuse investigation where clubs are failing to conduct sufficient internal reviews – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2018 in child abuse, news, reports, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The Football Association’s report into historical allegations of sexual abuse will assume the power to probe clubs if it does not judge that those clubs have led adequate investigations into themselves. Clive Sheldon QC, who is leading the report commissioned by the FA, has asked clubs to provide him with a “structured report” into instances of sexual abuse. If those reports are not adequate then Sheldon’s team of lawyers will conduct their own investigations.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Isis fanatic who tried to radicalise ‘army of children’ for London terror attacks jailed for life – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2018 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘An Isis fanatic who tried to brainwash an “army of children” to launch simultaneous terror attacks across London has been jailed for life.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs demand action over Jehovah’s Witness abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2018 in child abuse, complaints, news, parliament, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘MPs are demanding government action after more than 100 people contacted the Guardian with allegations of child sexual abuse and other mistreatment in Jehovah’s Witness communities in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Scale of child abuse survey ‘needed every 10 years’ – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in child abuse, children, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Thousands of children should be surveyed to build a true picture of sexual exploitation, experts have said. The government says it does not know how many girls have been groomed in the wake of questions about sexual exploitation in Telford. But the Centre of Expertise for Child Sexual Abuse is designing a survey of children to run every 10 years to assess the scale of the problem.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former Salvation Army members convicted of sexual abuse in 70s and 80s – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three men have today been found guilty of sexually abusing young female members of the Salvation Army in Blackpool in the 1970s and 1980s.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd March 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ex-Army sergeant major avoids prison over ‘terrifying sex attack’ on 14-year-old schoolgirl – The Independent

‘An ex-Army sergeant major who carried out a “terrifying” sex attack on a 14-year-old girl has avoided prison.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2018

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CPS rules out review of Poppi Worthington’s death – The Guardian

‘Poppi Worthington’s mother has said she may never learn the “devastating truth” behind her daughter’s death after prosecutors ruled out a review of the case.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Telford grooming ‘tip of the iceberg’, says solicitor – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A lawyer who led prosecutions against a child sex abuse ring in Telford has said those cases were the “tip of the iceberg”.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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Ellie Butler’s grandfather says he wants justice to prevail at inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in child abuse, grandparents, homicide, inquests, news, social services by sally

‘The grandfather of Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father, says that he hopes the inquest into her death will allow him to finally lay his beloved granddaughter to rest.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Oxfordshire vicar who spiritually abused boy banned from ministry – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in child abuse, Church of England, clergy, disqualification, news, tribunals by sally

‘A Church of England vicar has been banned from ministry for two years after being found guilty of spiritually abusing a teenage boy.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2018

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Government should pay compensation to children sent abroad says sexual abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in child abuse, children, compensation, news by tracey

‘The Government faces paying thousands in compensation to child migrants who were sexually abused during an overseas settlement policy. Britain’s child migration programmes saw thousands, many in care or from poor backgrounds, sent to countries including Australia and New Zealand, partly to save money on care costs. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that successive UK governments, which played a “central role” in the policy, “failed to ensure that there were in place sufficient measures to protect children from sexual abuse”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mother beat baby to death after authorities failed to share information – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2018 in child abuse, murder, news, reports, social services by sally

‘A mother beat her baby to death after the authorities failed to share details of the ‘early signs of neglect’ in the family, a serious case review has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Harpist who performed for the Queen jailed for sexually abusing boy – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A renowned harpist who has performed for the Queen and several prime ministers has been jailed for sexually abusing a schoolboy in the 1980s. Danielle Perrett was sentenced alongside her former fiance Richard Barton-Wood. They were found guilty of indecently assaulting the boy in separate incidents while he was in his early teens.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Is there a problem with unregistered schools? – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2018 in child abuse, education, Islam, Judaism, local government, news by sally

‘School inspectors have warned that there are hundreds of unregistered schools but that they have few powers to investigate or shut them down.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2018

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Abuse concerns over unregistered schools – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2018 in child abuse, education, news by tracey

‘Concerns have been raised about child safety in unregistered schools, after a BBC investigation filmed a teacher appearing to strike a pupil’s head.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2018

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Working Together to Safeguard Children: revisions to statutory guidance – Home Office

Posted February 26th, 2018 in child abuse, child neglect, consultations, reports by tracey

‘Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.’

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Home Office, 26th February 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Child sex crime accusations reach record high, says charity – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 21st, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of alleged child sexual crimes reported to police has reached a record high, a leading charity has warned. Forces in the UK recorded 64,667 sexual offences allegedly perpetrated against victims aged under 18 in 2016/17, according to figures obtained by the NSPCC.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Number of child sexual abuse victims in Rotherham raised to 1,510 – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘The number of children believed to have been sexually exploited in Rotherham has been raised to 1,510, in the first official increase in the figure since the scandal erupted four years ago.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com