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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Parents jailed for toddler’s methadone death – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2013 in child cruelty, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A couple whose two-year-old son died after drinking his mother’s methadone have been jailed for his manslaughter.uple whose two-year-old son died after drinking his mother’s methadone have been jailed for his manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

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TV death baby: Kian McMillan’s mother jailed – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2013 in child cruelty, child neglect, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“The mother of a four-month-old boy who died when a television fell on his head has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2013

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Richard Morgan jailed for killing Slater Sharkey – BBC News

“A factory worker who shook his girlfriend’s baby son to death has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2012

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‘Karate man’ jailed for battering toddler – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2012 in child cruelty, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A self-professed karate expert who beat up a toddler so badly he broke the boy’s leg has been jailed for 14 years.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2012

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Woman jailed for faking son’s illness to claim £85,000 in benefits – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2012 in benefits, child cruelty, forgery, fraud, news by sally

“A mother who shaved her young son’s head and eyebrows and forced him to use a wheelchair to make it appear he was seriously ill so she could claim £85,000 in benefits has been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2012

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Ben Butler’s case reminds us the justice system is not infallible – The Guardian

“Ben Butler, found to have shaken his seven week old baby in both care proceedings and criminal proceedings in 2008, has finally been declared an innocent man. Ben had taken his daughter Ellie to hospital after she had collapsed with breathing problems, but suspicion quickly fell on him when doctors believed the symptoms she displayed were conclusive evidence of shaking. Five years on, and the discovery of medical evidence that no one had previously seen, a high court judge has exonerated Ben of any wrongdoing.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2012

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Jailed mother who smacked children released on appeal – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2012 in appeals, child cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother jailed after her children complained to social services that she had smacked them has been freed on appeal.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2012

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Irfan Patel: Blackburn mosque torture teacher sentenced – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in child cruelty, Islam, news, suspended sentences, teachers, torture by tracey

“A religious teacher at a Lancashire mosque who admitted using torture techniques on four children has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2012

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Toddler’s death due to methadone overdose ‘could have been prevented’ – The Guardian

“A toddler died from a methadone overdose after professionals who had long-standing contact with the boy and his drug-using parents missed opportunities to take him into care, a report has revealed.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2012

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Redruth man jailed for breaking five-month-old son’s ribs – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2012 in assault, child cruelty, news, sentencing by tracey

“A father has been jailed for five years for causing injuries to his baby son that resembled those of a crash victim.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2012

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‘Terrible’ child abuse loophole to be closed – Daily Telegraph

“A ‘terrible’ loophole will be closed from next week, ministers said, by extending the offence of causing or allowing the death of a child in order to cover serious physical harm.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2012

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Couple who forced son to live in coal bunker jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2012 in child cruelty, child neglect, news, sentencing by tracey

“A mother and stepfather who forced their 11-year-old son to live in a filthy converted coal bunker have each been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2012

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