Government’s review of child protection must not undermine vital services – The Guardian

‘The government’s review of local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs), due to report in March, is reshaping the architecture of child protection. LSCBs are tasked with oversight of agencies that protect children, including local authorities, police, schools and health. This is a fundamental review, which implies far-reaching change, and is of huge public interest. The spotlight on this review is made more intense by the cross-departmental children’s taskforce: one key outcome from it must be a better coordinated approach across government departments.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2016

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Maoist cult leader jailed for 23 years as ‘slave’ daughter goes public – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2016 in child cruelty, false imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The “slave” daughter of the Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan has revealed her identity for the first time as her father was jailed for 23 years for her imprisonment and repeated sex attacks on other followers.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2016

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Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan guilty of sex assaults – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2015 in assault, child cruelty, false imprisonment, news, rape by tracey

‘A Maoist cult leader who used violence, fear and sexual degradation to control women he held captive has been found guilty of a string of sex assaults.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2015

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Perivale doctor and nurse guilty of keeping man as slave for 24 years – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in child cruelty, immigration, news, passports, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A doctor and his nurse wife have been found guilty of keeping a man as a slave for 24 years at their home.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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Mother jailed after branding smiley face on baby’s cheek with cigarette lighter – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2015 in child cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who branded her 16-month-old baby’s cheek with a “smiley” mark using a cigarette lighter has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2015

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NSPCC queries High Court judge’s smacking remarks – BBC News

‘Children need to be protected from being physically abused by their parents irrespective of “cultural sensitivities”, a UK charity has said.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Make allowances for immigrants who slap their children, says high court judge – The Guardian

‘Police and social workers should make allowances for immigrants who slap or hit their children when investigating allegations of physical abuse, a high court judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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Aunt and grandmother jailed for death of seven-year-old girl in their care – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2015 in child abuse, child cruelty, families, news, sentencing by sally

‘The aunt and grandmother of a seven-year-old girl who died of a brain injury have been jailed for what a judge described as “just about the worst case of child cruelty it is possible to imagine”.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2015

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Foreign criminal convicted of child cruelty wins ‘family life’ case – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2015 in child cruelty, deportation, drunk in charge, families, human rights, news by michael

‘Former professional footballer caught drink-driving with his four-year-old daughter in the car, and convicted of child cruelty, overturns deportation because of his relationship with his child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2015

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Amina Agboola murder: Death ‘not preventable’, review concludes – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2015 in child cruelty, domestic violence, murder, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘The death of a toddler killed by a violent kick to her stomach by her mother’s boyfriend could not have been foreseen, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2015

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Teaching assistant who tied 7-year-old child to a chair sentenced to 12-month community service – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2015 in child cruelty, community service, news, sentencing, teachers by sally

‘The “cruel” teaching assistant who “humiliated” a seven-year-old girl over five months at a West Yorkshire school has been given a 12-month community service order.’

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The Independent, 8th January 2015

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Teacher who hit boy, six, over head with ruler acquitted of assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2014 in assault, child cruelty, news, school children, teachers by sally

‘Rina Khan walks free from court after being found not guilty of common assault and child cruelty during primary school maths lesson.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2014

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London ‘slavery’ case: CPS charges Aravindan Balakrishnan – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2014 in child cruelty, false imprisonment, news, rape, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A Maoist activist accused of keeping three women in domestic servitude for 30 years has been charged with 25 offences including rape and child cruelty.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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‘Monster’ who beat baby is given 17-year term – BBC News

‘A “monster” father who pretended to dote on his four-month-old daughter but broke her neck and damaged her spine has been given a 17-year term.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2014

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Sophie Jones methadone death: Father found guilty – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2014 in child cruelty, drug abuse, homicide, news by tracey

‘The father of a two-year-old girl who died after drinking a heroin substitute has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2014

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Dog lead mother Jacqueline Angrave jailed after appeal – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in appeals, child abuse, child cruelty, mental health, news, psychiatric damage, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who walked her daughter to school on a dog lead during a “campaign of cruelty” has been jailed at the second time of asking.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2014

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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, vegetarianism 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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