Judge believes blameless parents and sends baby home – Transparency Project

Posted December 9th, 2019 in accidents, child cruelty, children, families, news, social services by sally

‘His Honour Judge Dancey has published a judgment in which he explains why he has decided that social services have failed to prove that either parent caused a skull fracture sustained by their baby, with the result that the baby is going home. The judge decided that the evidence did not prove that the fracture had been inflicted as opposed to caused accidentally, and the injury just remained unexplained. The baby has made a full recovery, by the way.’

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Transparency Project, 7th December 2019

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Baby P’s mother should not be freed, says Parole Board – The Guardian

‘Tracey Connelly, the mother of Baby P, who died after months of abuse, should not be freed from jail or moved to an open prison, the Parole Board has decided.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2019

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Enraged mother threw her own baby at police officer causing spinal injury – Daily Telegraph

‘A police officer suffered a life-changing spinal injury after a mother threw her own child at them in a rage, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Speech by https://www.innertemplelibrary.com/wp-admin/edit.phpSir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division: “If only we had known then what we know now” – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in child abuse, child cruelty, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division: “If only we had known then what we know now” ‘

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 29th November 2019

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Former minister’s son branded ‘manipulative’ as he is jailed for seven years for killing toddler with car seat – Daily Telegraph

‘A former minister’s son has been branded “manipulative and cunning” as he was jailed for seven years for killing a three-year-old with a car seat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2019

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Shaken baby syndrome cases ‘tip of the iceberg’ – BBC News

‘More than 220 infants in the UK were killed or injured as a result of being shaken in the past decade, analysis of NSPCC figures has found. Serious case reviews were carried out on 1,253 children, with nearly one in six of those reports concluding the youngster had suffered a brain injury. The charity said it believed that number was “the tip of the iceberg”.

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BBC News, 7th October 2019

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Drunk mum Marina Tilby who fell asleep on baby freed from jail – BBC News

‘A mother jailed over the death of her four-week-old baby after she fell asleep on top of him has been freed by Court of Appeal judges.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Man admits crushing boy, 3, to death with car seat – The Guardian

‘A man has admitted crushing a three-year-old boy to death with his car seat.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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‘Babies living with abusive parents under 24-hour CCTV, as Children’s Commissioner calls for review into the ‘Big Brother-style’ centres – Daily Telegraph

‘Babies are living with abusive parents under 24-hour CCTV surveillance, The Telegraph can reveal, as the Children’s Commissioner calls for a review into the ‘Big Brother-style’ accommodation.

However “disturbing” cases – which have remained unreported until now – where children have been physically injured and sexually abused while living in the units have prompted the Children’s Commissioner to call for a review into the controversial scheme.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2019

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Northampton child cruelty: Parents jailed for cruelty – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2019 in child cruelty, families, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Parents who locked their son in a room, banned him from speaking and fed him old food have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2019

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Spotlight on child protection in family courts – Ministry of Justice

‘A panel of experts will review how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences, Ministers announced today (Tuesday 21 May).’

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Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Voices of children overlooked in family courts, says ex-head – BBC News

‘Family courts in England and Wales are not properly accommodating children’s voices and needs because the government has suggested “it would all cost too much”, their former head has said.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2019

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St Austell boy, 9, made to do ‘boot camp exercises’ – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2019 in child cruelty, children, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A nine-year-old boy was taken from his bed and forced to perform boot camp-style exercises by his parents and step parents for three hours.

His mother and stepfather admitted child cruelty and were given suspended jail terms. His father and stepmother were cautioned by the police.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019

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Smacking children to be banned in Wales – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in assault, bills, child cruelty, children, families, news, Wales by sally

‘Parents are to be banned from physically punishing children under legislation being introduced on Monday by the Welsh government.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2019

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Father jailed for ‘monstrous’ acid attack on his three-year-old son – Daily Telegraph

‘A father plotted a “monstrous” acid attack against his three-year-old son in bid to win custody from his mother, a court has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2019

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Alfie Lamb: Car death accused mum guilty of cruelty – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in child cruelty, homicide, news, perverting the course of justice, road traffic by tracey

‘The mother of a three-year-old boy allegedly crushed by a car seat has been found guilty of child cruelty.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2019

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Alfie Lamb death: Crush death accused ‘had fit of temper’ – BBC News

‘A three-year-old boy died after his mother’s boyfriend pushed his car seat back in a “fit of childish temper”, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Council did not do enough to protect young child from harm, Ombudsman finds – Local Government Lawyer

‘A young child was left with life-long injuries after a council missed opportunities to protect him from his mother’s violent partner, a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigation has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th February 2019

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Homeless family ‘can’t use £500,000 trust fund’ – BBC News

‘A woman awarded £500,000 after being left with severe physical and mental disabilities is homeless after her mother was barred from buying them a home with the money.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2018

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Child abuse inquiry refuses to publish evidence on Gove phone call claim – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2019 in child abuse, child cruelty, children, disclosure, evidence, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A public inquiry has refused to publish evidence that could shed light on an allegation that Michael Gove intervened in a child sexual abuse investigation.
He has been accused of trying, during his time as education secretary, to find out about an investigation into a priest suspected of abusing a boy at a boarding school.
The accusation has been made by two witnesses who have testified to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com