Mother who murdered baby attacked another child years earlier – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in assault, child cruelty, murder, news, social services by sally

‘A mother jailed for murdering her seven-month-old baby had confessed to attacking another child years earlier.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2018

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‘We believe you harmed your child’: the war over shaken baby convictions – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, evidence, expert witnesses, forensic science, news by sally

‘Expert witnesses who claim parents have been wrongly accused have been vilified and struck off. But the science is anything but certain. What happens to the truth when experts can’t agree?’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2017

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‘Sadistic’ couple jailed for campaign of child abuse – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2017 in child cruelty, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A couple found guilty of the “physical, mental and emotional abuse” of two boys have been jailed. Lisa Pratt, 36, and Andrew Clent, 30, were both convicted of two counts of child cruelty in Witney between January 2010 and April 2015.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2017

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Teddy Tilston murder: Man who beat partner’s two-year-old son to death in fit of rage jailed for 17 years – The Independent

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in child cruelty, children, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who murdered his girlfriend’s two-year-old son after flying into “a rage” has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2017

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Ellie Butler’s parents appear at inquest hearing via video from prisons – The Guardian

‘The parents of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler have appeared via video link from their respective prisons at an inquest hearing into the death of their daughter, and interrupted the proceedings several times.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2017

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Mother who stamped toddler daughter to death has sentence for murder reduced by five years – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in appeals, child cruelty, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A mother who stamped her toddler daughter to death has had her minimum sentence reduced by five years after an appeal.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2017

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Mothers ‘an unseen force’ in ‘honour’ abuse – BBC News

‘Mothers are the “unseen force” behind so-called honour-based abuse, inflicting violence on their daughters, a study has found. Research by Rachael Aplin, a criminologist from Leeds Beckett University, said this was often unrecognised by police.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2017

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Sentencing: ‘Developmental harm’ should be considered in child cruelty cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Judges would assess the developmental harm caused to a child when sentencing those convicted of child cruelty under proposals published by the Sentencing Council today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th June 2017

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Child cruelty – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 14th, 2017 in child cruelty, consultations, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines on sentencing child cruelty.’

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Sentencing Council, 13th June 2017

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Abusive parents who try to shift blame may face tougher sentences – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, female genital mutilation, news, sentencing by sally

‘Tougher punishments for abusive or neglectful parents who try to shift the blame for their crimes have been recommended in proposed guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents jailed for 11 years each – BBC News

‘A “devious” couple who staged their baby’s death in a “cynical charade” on a bus have been jailed for 11 years.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, education, news, social services by sally

‘Teachers and social care staff did not show enough “professional curiosity” in a girl who died after years of abuse by her aunt, a serious case review said.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2017

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Poppy Widdison death: Mother and partner jailed for 13 years – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2017 in child cruelty, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother and her ex-partner have been jailed for 13 years each after being convicted of feeding drugs to her four-year-old daughter.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2017

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Poppy Widdison: Agencies missed chances to protect drugged girl – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2017 in child cruelty, children, drug abuse, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘Agencies missed several chances to protect a girl who died after being fed drugs by her mother, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2017

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Poppy Widdison death: Mother and partner guilty of cruelty – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2016 in child cruelty, child neglect, news by sally

‘A mother and her ex-partner have been found guilty of child cruelty after feeding drugs to her four-year-old daughter.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2016

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Mother who stamped daughter to death appeals conviction because her lawyer was interrupted by judge – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2016 in appeals, child cruelty, judges, news, trials by sally

‘A mother who was jailed for life after stamping to death her 21-month-old daughter has launched an appeal against her conviction.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2016

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Ellie Butler’s mother lodges ‘disrespectful’ bid to appeal convictions over six-year-old’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2016 in appeals, child cruelty, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

‘The mother of Ellie Butler, the schoolgirl murdered by her father, has begun proceedings to appeal her convictions over her daughter’s death in a move that her own father has described as “disrespectful”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2016

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Father found guilty of killing toddler who ‘drowned in food’ – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in child cruelty, homicide, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing his toddler son by force-feeding him a mixture of bread and cereal.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2016

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Sharon Shoesmith on Baby P, child protection and the tabloid media: ‘I came very close to not standing up again’ – The Guardian

‘The death of a toddler at the hands of his abusive family shocked the nation in 2007, and led to the sacking and demonisation of Sharon Shoesmith, head of Haringey children’s services. But was she just a scapegoat?’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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Anger over legal aid bill for Ellie Butler’s parents – The Guardian

‘The grandfather of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler has condemned the legal aid granted to her killer father, amid reports the taxpayer picked up a bill of more than £1.5m for his legal expenses.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2016

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