Government ratifies Lanzarote Convention to tackle child sexual exploitation – Law & Religion UK

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in child abuse, news, prostitution, sexual grooming, treaties by tracey

‘The UK government has issued the following announcement on its ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (a.k.a. “the Lanzarote Convention”).’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st June 2018

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Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in child abuse, Church of England, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Church of England has made last-ditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2018

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Barry Bennell victims welcome rejection of appeal against jail term – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘Victims of Barry Bennell, the former football coach who was labelled “sheer evil” after subjecting junior footballers from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences, have welcomed the rejection of his appeal against his 30-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2018

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ICO hits police force with £80k penalty for revealing identities of abuse victims – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 18th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by sally

‘A police force has been hit with an £80,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2018

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Grooming cases soar under new law, as police reveal 3,000 crimes against children as young as five in just a year – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, sexual grooming, statistics by sally

‘More than 3,000 offences of grooming children online for sex have been committed by paedophiles in only the first year since a new law on sexual communication was introduced last April, police have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2018

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Child abuse victims named in police bulk email error – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by tracey

‘A police force has been fined and heavily criticised for sending out a bulk email that identified victims of historical child abuse. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the error by Gloucestershire police was likely to have caused “substantial distress” to alleged abuse victims, some of whom were legally entitled to lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2018

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Oxford grooming gang: Six members jailed – BBC News

‘Six men from Oxford who groomed and sexually abused teenage girls between 1998 and 2005 have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2018

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Myles Bradbury: Addenbrooke’s Hospital pays £56,000 to victims – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2018 in child abuse, compensation, doctors, hospitals, news by sally

‘A hospital where a doctor abused child patients has paid out a further £56,000 in compensation to victims and their families in the past six months.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2018

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‘Same roof’ victim compensation rule faces legal challenge – BBC News

‘A woman sexually abused by her stepfather between the ages of four and 16 is challenging a law which stops victims of crime who lived under the “same roof” as their attacker prior to 1979, from receiving compensation.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2018

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Former children’s home boss Bryan Davies jailed for 22 years – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who sexually abused boys while working at a children’s home in Denbighshire has been jailed for 22 years.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 33: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – 1 COR

Posted May 30th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Richard Scorer joins Emma-Louise Fenelon to discuss the progress of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.’

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Law Pod UK, 29th May 2018

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The door-knock that brought back years of abuse – BBC News

‘A knock on the door by two detectives changed everything for Mark, bringing back the horrors of sexual abuse he had suffered as a child. Like other survivors of child abuse, he says he found it hard to get any support afterwards.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2018

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Man who attacked his children with hammer has jail term increased – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2018 in appeals, assault, child abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attacked his four children with a hammer and drove them into a wall at 92mph has had his sentence increased from 14 to 24 years by appeal court judges.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2018

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Child slavery victim sues Home Office after sexual assault at Morton Hall – The Guardian

‘A Vietnamese victim of child slavery has launched legal proceedings against the government after he was sexually assaulted at Morton Hall immigration removal centre, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2018

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Female police officer sues Met for £200,000 after having to watch 100 child rape videos – Daily Telegraph

‘A policewoman is suing the Metropolitan Police for £200,000, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind, after having to watch 100 child abuse videos.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2018

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Colin Pitchfork: Double child killer denied parole – BBC News

Posted May 4th, 2018 in child abuse, murder, news, parole, rape by tracey

‘A double child killer who was the first person to be convicted using DNA evidence has been refused parole. Colin Pitchfork was given life sentences in 1988 for the rapes and murders of 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2018

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Notorious Manchester criminal sexually groomed young boys – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A criminal who used his notoriety to groom young boys for sex has been jailed for a further 11 years.’

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BBC news, 2nd May 2018

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Child abuse inquiry: Institutions need change of culture – interim report – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘A “change in culture” is needed within institutions and government if children are to be properly safeguarded, an interim report by the independent child sexual abuse inquiry has said.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

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Ellie Butler report warns of further deaths unless failures put right – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, reports, social services by sally

‘Deaths like that of six-year-old Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father, could keep happening unless failures in child protection are quickly corrected, a report obtained by the Guardian has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2018

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Parents facing ‘unfair child abuse claims’ over bruising – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2018 in child abuse, children, health, news, parental rights, social services by sally

‘Parents are being investigated for possible child abuse because of the misinterpretation of guidelines on bruising in babies, it’s claimed.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2018

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