‘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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Government urged to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot work as tutors – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2021 in child abuse, children, criminal records, education, news, sexual offences, vetting by sally

‘The government is being urged to close a legal loophole to stop convicted sex offenders working with children as private tutors.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2021

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Beech search warrant judge calls for police prosecutions – Daily Telegraph

‘The district judge persuaded to issue search warrants during Scotland Yard’s disastrous Operation Midland investigation has called for a criminal inquiry into the police officers responsible.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2021

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Birmingham anti-crime worker jailed for sex offences – BBC News

‘A man who worked in schools to steer young people away from crime has been jailed for sexual offences against children.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2021

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Court refuses former Met Police officer’s appeal against indecent image conviction – The Independent

‘A disgraced former police officer has had an appeal against an indecent image conviction refused.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2021

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Court of Appeal allows appeal by father against abuse findings over insufficient reasoning, failure by judge to take into account material factors – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 18th, 2021 in child abuse, domestic violence, evidence, judgments, news, reasons by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a father over a Family Court judge’s finding that he had abused his daughter, with the matter remitted to be reheard by a different judge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2021

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Abuse survivor calls for UK children born of rape to have ‘victim’ legal status – The Guardian

‘One of the survivors of the Rotherham grooming scandal has asked the government to give children born from rape legal “victim” status so they can receive specialist help and potentially prosecute their fathers.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2021

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Local Authority and Children’s Guardian fail in appeal against judge’s refusal to support a plan of adoption for children aged 2 and 3: T and R (Refusal of Placement Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 71 – Transparency Project

‘T & R involved an appeal against a decision to refuse to approve a plan of adoption in respect of two children, T (a 3 year old boy) and R (a 2 year old girl) and accordingly, refuse to make placement orders.’

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Transparency Project, 15th February 2021

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Case Preview: R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – UKSC Blog

‘On 10 February, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal in R (A) v SSHD. The case concerns the legality of guidance issued under the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (“MAPPA”).’

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UKSC Blog, 8th February 2021

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Rise in child abuse online threatens to overwhelm UK police, officers warn – The Guardian

‘The vast, and growing, volume of child abuse material being created and shared online is threatening to overwhelm police efforts to tackle it, senior officers have told the Guardian. And the situation is likely to worsen, National Crime Agency (NCA) child abuse lead Rob Jones warned, if social media sites such as Facebook press ahead with further encryption of messaging services.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2021

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UK’s FGM safeguarding policies undermining welfare, study warns – The Guardian

‘Safeguarding policies introduced to protect women and girls against female genital mutilation (FGM) are instead eroding trust and alienating African diaspora communities, a study has found.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2021

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Government publishes strategy to tackle child sexual abuse – Family Law

‘The Home Secretary has published a new strategy to protect children from child sexual abuse.’

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Family Law, 28th January 2021

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Lockdown may have played part in rise of domestic child killings, says Met – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2021 in child abuse, coronavirus, homicide, London, mental health, news, police by sally

‘The pressures of lockdown may have played a part in a rise in children killed in domestic homicides, Britain’s biggest police force today said.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2021

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Tyrell Robinson and Korie Berman jailed for sexual activity with children – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2021 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former Bradford City footballer has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl and taking a photograph of his friend in bed with two others.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2021

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Priti Patel publishes new strategy to protect children from sexual abuse – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary has today published a first-of-its-kind national strategy to protect children from all forms of child sexual abuse. The Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy sets out how the Government will use new legislation and enhanced technology to stop offenders in their tracks.’

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Home Office, 22nd January 2021

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Female child sex abuse ‘remains taboo’ while victims struggle – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2021 in child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women by sally

‘Victims of female child sexual abusers face “enormous stigma and shame”, according to police and charities.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2021

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Eton teacher jailed for sex offences against pupils – BBC News

‘A former Eton College teacher has been jailed for five years for a string of sexual offences against pupils during “nocturnal” visits to their bedrooms.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Pupils’ historical abuse at London schools claims total £1m – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2020 in child abuse, children, compensation, news, school children, victims, violence by sally

‘Nearly £1m in compensation has been paid to dozens of former students at two London private schools following historical allegations of abuse.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Reading school teacher jailed over sex with pupil – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2020 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A private school teacher who had sex with a pupil has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Granville Gibson: Church dismissed sex priest abuse as drunkenness – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2020 in alcohol abuse, child abuse, clergy, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Church officials dismissed claims a priest was sexually abusing young men as “drunkenness”, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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