Logan Mwangi murder: ‘Jurors should be offered support’ – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2022 in child cruelty, children, juries, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘Jurors who have to see and hear harrowing evidence during a trial should be given more support, an academic has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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The Observer view on failures of the child protection system – The Guardian

‘Two decades after the Victoria Climbié case led to an inquiry, recent deaths show we have learned little from such tragedies.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2022

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James Watson found guilty of murdering Rikki Neave in 1994 – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2022 in child cruelty, children, DNA, families, forensic science, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 41-year-old man described as a “fantasist” and a “monster” has been found guilty of the murder of the schoolboy Rikki Neave, who was found strangled in woods near Peterborough nearly 28 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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Logan Mwangi: mother, stepfather and unnamed teen found guilty of murder – The Guardian

‘A five-year-old boy was murdered by his mother, stepfather and a 14-year-old youth after months of abuse and imprisonment in the “dungeon” of his small, dark bedroom, a jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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Wales introduces ban on smacking and slapping children – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2022 in assault, child cruelty, children, families, news, Wales by sally

‘Smacking and slapping children has been outlawed in Wales, with people told to contact social services or police if they see a parent or carer meting out physical punishment.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

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Mother of murdered toddler Star Hobson has sentence increased – The Guardian

‘The mother of Star Hobson has had her prison sentence for her role in the toddler’s death increased by four years.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2022

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Jealous mother who ran over love rival made pregnant by the father of her child is jailed – The Independent

‘A jealous mother has been jailed for three years for running over a love rival who had been made pregnant by the father of her child.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2022

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Star Hobson murder: Social services review delayed – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2022 in child abuse, child cruelty, inquiries, murder, news by sally

‘A review into the death of murdered toddler Star Hobson has been delayed.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2022

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Couple jailed for killing nine-day-old baby who ‘had life shaken out of her’ – The Independent

‘A mother and father who caused the death of their nine-day-old baby have been jailed for a total of 18 years.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2022

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Star Hobson verdict: mother’s girlfriend found guilty of murdering toddler – The Guardian

‘A “cunning and clever” woman has been found guilty of murdering her girlfriend’s toddler daughter after being caught on CCTV “terrorising” the child when she was left to babysit.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2021

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Review of his death ‘owes it to him’ – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2021 in child cruelty, homicide, inquiries, murder, news, social services by sally

‘Authorities owe it to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and all children to review events leading up to his killing, the crime and policing minister Kit Malthouse has said.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Dad and partner guilty of killing six-year-old – BBC News

‘A father and his partner have been found guilty of the killing of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2021

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Mother jailed for harming baby hits out at ‘unjust’ appeal ruling – The Guardian

‘A mother jailed for harming her baby has accused the courts of “injustice” after judges accepted she was a victim of abuse but ruled against an application for an appeal against her conviction made on the grounds that her violent ex-partner coerced her to lie at her trial.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2021

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Tony’s Law: Plans for tougher child abuse sentences confirmed – BBC News

‘Child abusers in England and Wales could face life in jail under tougher sentencing plans unveiled by ministers.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Tougher penalties for child cruelty through ‘Tony’s Law’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 30th, 2021 in bills, child abuse, child cruelty, news, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Child abusers will face more time behind bars after the Government confirmed plans to increase the maximum penalties for a range of cruelty offences.’

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Ministry of Justice, 30th November 2021

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‘Failure to remove’ claims in the High Court – Local Government Lawyer

‘Paul Stagg looks at the lessons from an important High Court ruling on ‘failure to remove’ claims.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2021

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Widnes baby death: Father guilty of son’s murder – BBC News

‘The father of a baby boy who died after suffering “horrific” head injuries has been found guilty of his murder.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2021

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British mother sexually abused her children and urinated in their drinks, court hears – The Independent

‘A British mum who sexually abused her children and even urinated in their drinks was caught by the FBI, a court heard.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2021

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Revocation of adoption orders – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal recently heard an appeal against an order dismissing an application by the birth mother of three children to revoke an adoption order made in respect of those children. Fran Massarella looks at the outcome.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd September 2021

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The resolutions approach: misunderstood and under-used – Family Law Week

‘Patrick Gilmore, barrister of Deans Court Chambers, describes how the resolutions approach might assist cases in which a parent denies the harm caused to a child.’

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Family Law Week, 10th August 2021

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