Serious Crime Bill: “Cinderella clause” and “Paedophile Manual” – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in bills, child cruelty, crime, crime prevention, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Here is a summary of the various minor provisions of the Serious Crime Bill. This is partly a tinkering exercise, but creates two new offences that are far from uncontroversial.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd July 2014

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Parents guilty of emotional cruelty face jail – The Guardian

‘Adults convicted of acts of emotional cruelty against children in their care will face the same threat of jail as those guilty of physical neglect, under new laws being considered by ministers.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2014

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Baby dies of rickets from vegetarian mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child cruelty, Christianity, food, guilty pleas, health, homicide, news by sally

‘Couple told they could face jail after admitting manslaughter of their son Ndingeko, who died from rickets after his parents insisted on strict eating regime as part of their religion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2014

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v MG – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v MG (Case C-400/12); [2014] WLR (D) 4

‘The ten-year period of residence in article 28(3)(a) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states (OJ 2004 L158, p 77) had to be continuous and calculated by counting back from the date of the decision ordering the expulsion of the person concerned. A period of imprisonment was, in principle, capable both of interrupting the continuity of the period of residence for the purposes of that provision and of affecting the decision regarding the grant of the enhanced protection provided for thereunder, even where the person concerned resided in the host member state for the ten years prior to imprisonment. However, the fact that that person resided in the host member state for the ten years prior to imprisonment could be taken into consideration as part of the overall assessment required in order to determine whether the integrating links previously forged with the host member state had been broken.’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2014

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‘Update law on child cruelty’: Family experts demand changes to increase protection for minors – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2013 in child cruelty, mental health, news, police, psychiatric damage, statistics by sally

“Emotional cruelty to children should be made illegal, according to almost 70 per cent of police officers in England and Wales.”

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The Independent, 17th November 2013

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Father of dead baby Nico Maynard ‘was massive risk’ – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in child cruelty, inquests, murder, news, social services by tracey

“The father of a baby found dead with a fractured skull had been previously jailed for child cruelty and was a ‘massive risk’, an inquest has heard.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2013

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Special report: Haringey children’s services – ‘They said things would change after Baby Peter’ – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2013 in child abuse, child cruelty, local government, news, social services by sally

“The council that repeatedly promised to protect its children following the deaths of Baby Peter and Victoria Climbié has launched yet another serious case review (SCR) into a child abuse case, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. The new investigation has started only a month after the publication of Haringey’s last SCR into Child T, a three-year-old who was beaten so badly with a belt, stick and cable that he was hospitalised yet was still returned to the family home, where the abuse continued. The latest investigation is the council’s sixth known SCR – investigations into serious incidents of child abuse – since the report into Baby Peter’s death was published in 2009.”

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The Independent, 3rd November 2013

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Birmingham branded ‘national disgrace’ for child protection failures – The Guardian

“Vulnerable children are being let down by councils with ineffective and incompetent leadership, according to the Ofsted chief inspector, who singled out Birmingham as a ‘national disgrace’.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2013

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Hamzah Khan: Amanda Hutton jailed after son starved to death – The Guardian

“An alcoholic mother of eight who starved her four-year-old son to death and left his body in a cot for nearly two years has been jailed for 15 years.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2013

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‘Sadistic’ paedophile Christopher Atkins jailed for ‘vile’ attack on toddler – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2013 in child cruelty, news, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

“A paedophile who carried out a life-threatening sexual assault on a toddler after social services failed to conduct background checks has been jailed for seventeen and a half years.”

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The Independent, 12th September 2013

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Daniel Pelka’s mother and stepfather jailed for life – The Guardian

“The mother and stepfather of Daniel Pelka have been jailed for life for starving, torturing and battering the four-year-old boy to death.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2013

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Woman jailed for child cruelty overturns deportation bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2013 in appeals, child cruelty, deportation, EC law, news, tribunals by sally

“A German woman who was jailed for locking up her three children in squalid conditions has won a legal challenge against the Home Office’s bid to deport her, The Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2013

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Michael Gove strips council of child protection powers – The Guardian

“A council has been stripped of its powers to provide child protection by the education secretary, Michael Gove, after the latest in a series of damning reports found its services could not overcome a persistent culture of ‘failure and disillusion’.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

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Keanu Williams toddler murder: Mother jailed for life – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2013 in child cruelty, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother described by police as a ‘monster’ has been jailed for life for murdering her two-year-old son.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2013

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Keanu Williams case: Mother guilty of murdering toddler – BBC News

“A mother has been found guilty of murdering her two-year-old son.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2013

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Father who abused children wins right to stay in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2013 in child cruelty, deportation, families, human rights, news by sally

“An illegal immigrant jailed for hitting his children has won a battle against deportation in the UK.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2013

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Insemination case: Chances missed to check on adopted daughter – BBC News

“A review into how a mother was able to force her adopted child to impregnate herself has found agencies missed opportunities to intervene.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2013

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Bedfordshire child cruelty hoarders get suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2013 in child cruelty, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

“A couple who filled their home with junk have been given suspended prison sentences for child cruelty.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2013

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Darran Brown jailed for baby boy GBH in Leatherhead

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in child cruelty, children, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A 32-year-old man who seriously assaulted and neglected a four-month-old baby boy has been jailed for eight years.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2013

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Girl, 14, forced to become pregnant with donor sperm bought by mother – The Guardian

“A mother forced her 14-year-old adopted daughter to inseminate herself with donor sperm to provide a baby for her after she was prevented from adopting any more children, it can be revealed. The daughter, a virgin, is believed to have miscarried at 14, but went on to have a baby at 16 after regularly inseminating herself with sperm bought over the internet by her ‘domineering’ mother because she was too scared to refuse. Details of the shocking case have emerged in a previously secret court judgment, which can be reported today for the first time and which raises serious questions over loopholes in international adoptions and the regulation of the global traffic in gametes.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2013

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