Dad jailed for murdering four-week-old baby boy Ollie Davis – BBC News

‘Sentencing Davis, Justice Cotter said: “I have no doubt that during the night you became frustrated and angry and this led to terrible violence.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2024

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Man jailed for life after breaking baby son’s neck in Leicester – The Guardian

‘A man has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 22 years for murdering his four-week-old son, who was left to die from a broken neck in 2017.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2024

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Caldey Island historical child sex abuse review announced – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2024 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news, sexual offences, Wales by sally

‘A Welsh abbey has commissioned an independent review into alleged historical child sex abuse.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2024

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Wigan deputy head teacher banned from profession after raping girl – BBC News

‘A primary school deputy head teacher, jailed for child sexual abuse offences including two counts of rape, has been barred from teaching.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2024

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Gary Glitter victim seeking six-figure sum after suing him for impacts of child abuse – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2024 in child abuse, compensation, news, psychiatric damage by tracey

‘A victim of Gary Glitter is seeking around half a million pounds in her compensation claim against the paedophile former pop star over the psychiatric damage she suffered as a result of his abuse.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2024

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How sex abusers who target their own children keep parental rights – and the mothers fighting back – The Independent

‘A mother is desperate to change her child’s surname – so that they no longer share it with their criminal father. But Emily* is being blocked from doing so by her ex, despite the fact that he is a convicted child sex offender. Her predicament is not unique. Under English and Welsh law, child sex abusers are able to keep their parental rights in the UK, even if they target their own children. This allows them to retain influence over where the child lives, as well as their healthcare and education.’

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The Independent, 17th March 2024

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Crown Prosecution Service lawyers trivialise teen sexual abuse, report says – The Guardian

‘Lawyers in the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales have trivialised teen sexual abuse, are “obsessed” about the credibility of rape victims and used victim-blaming language, according to a critical official examination into how the service deals with serious sexual crimes.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2024

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Launch of the Disclosure of Information between Family and Criminal Agencies and Jurisdictions: 2024 Protocol – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

‘The Disclosure of Information between Family and Criminal Agencies and Jurisdictions: 2024 Protocol comes into effect on 1 March 2024. It replaces the 2013 Protocol and Good Practice Model: disclosure of information in cases of alleged child abuse and care directions hearings.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 1st March 2024

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Father of Brianna Ghey killer Eddie Ratcliffe jailed for sex offences – The Guardian

‘The father of one of Brianna Ghey’s killers has been sentenced to 15 months after pleading guilty to indecent exposure and taking an indecent image of a child.’

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The Guardian, 29th February 2024

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Court of Appeal allows appeal in challenge to ‘pool finding’ in care proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 29th, 2024 in care orders, child abuse, evidence, families, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a Family Court decision concerning an injured child because of a series of legal errors.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th February 2024

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Duties to report child abuse in England – House of Commons Library

Posted February 29th, 2024 in child abuse, news, notification, statutory duty by sally

‘A briefing on reporting child abuse in England, including Government plans to introduce a mandatory reporting duty.’

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House of Commons Library, 28th February 2024

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Snapchat rape: Plea to other possible victims after man jailed – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2024 in child abuse, children, imprisonment, internet, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by michael

‘More potential victims have been urged to come forward after a man was jailed for raping a girl he met on Snapchat.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2024

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Ex-Met police officer convicted of multiple counts of rape – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2024 in child abuse, London, news, non-molestation orders, police, rape by sally

‘A man recruited by the Metropolitan police as an officer despite being accused of raping a child was convicted on Wednesday of 13 counts of raping a woman and a child, as well as kidnap.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2024

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Teachers in England could face ban for failing to report evidence of sexual abuse of children – The Guardian

‘Teachers in England face being banned if they fail to report evidence of children being subjected to sexual abuse under plans for new legislation announced by the home secretary, James Cleverly.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2024

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Dark web child abuse forum administrators jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The second moderator of a dark web forum for sharing indecent pictures of children to be jailed within a week has today received five years and four months in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th February 2024

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‘Toxic’ online culture fuelling rise in sexual assaults on children by other children, police warn – The Guardian

‘An alarming rise in sexual assaults on children by other children is being fuelled by access to a “toxic” online culture, Britain’s most senior child protection officer has warned, as an Observer investigation revealed a sharp increase in abuse by under-18s reported to police.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2024

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Cheshire mechanic who ran child sexual abuse sites jailed for 16 years – The Guardian

‘A mechanic from Cheshire who created and ran child sexual abuse sites on the dark web has been jailed for 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2024

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Ex-Scout leader from Ipswich sentenced over secret filming – BBC News

‘A former Scout leader has been jailed for 20 months for voyeurism and making indecent images of children.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2024

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One in nine child victims blamed by Met for their own abuse, watchdog finds – The Independent

‘Vulnerable children – who were often victims of abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation – were described as “making poor choices” in concerning language used by Metropolitan Police officers, according to damning report from the police watchdog, which also concluded that 12 in every 100 children were in some way blamed for their abuse.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2024

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Former Kent children’s home residents suing council over abuse claims – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2024 in care orders, child abuse, local government, news by tracey

‘Former residents of a children’s home are suing Kent County Council over allegations they were abused in care.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

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