Teenage mother admits causing death of baby daughter due to neglect – The Independent

‘A mother has admitted causing the death of her baby in Brighton. Verphy Kudi’s 20-month-old daughter Asiah Kudi died at an address in the East Sussex city in December 2019.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2021

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Judge orders children to be taken into long-term foster care over concerns about weight – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Court judge has made a care order for two children described as “severely overweight” to be taken into long-term foster care, following an application by West Sussex County Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th March 2021

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Boy, 15, found not guilty of terror plot – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2020 in child neglect, children, explosives, internet, Islam, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘The youngest person to be tried for a terrorism offence on UK soil has been found not guilty.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2020

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Mother of boy killed by dangerous dog in caravan jailed for two years – The Guardian

‘The mother of a nine-year-old boy who was fatally attacked by her friend’s “extremely powerful” dog in a caravan on a Cornish holiday park has been jailed for two years.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2020

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Another Re W – a successful appeal against refusal for leave to oppose an adoption – Transparency Project

‘In this unusual case, Re W (A child: leave to oppose adoption) [2020] EWCA (Civ) 16, the Court of Appeal has given birth parents leave to oppose an adoption order being made. The child is nearly three years old and has been living with his prospective adopters since he was aged 17 months, in November 2018, after care and placement orders had been made in March of that year. He has never lived with his parents and has not had any contact with them since October 2018.’

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Transparency Project, 23rd February 2020

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Child cruelty case triggers call for home schooling review – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2020 in child abuse, child cruelty, child neglect, domestic violence, education, news by tracey

‘Child protection experts have called for a national review of home schooling following an inquiry into a case in which a violent stepfather and his partner subjected their young son to extreme neglect and abuse.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2020

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Manchester mum fed takeaways to dying obese child – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2019 in child neglect, news, obesity, parental responsibility by tracey

‘A mother called her obese child a “doughnut”, stopped them exercising and fed them takeaways before they died from a heart condition at 13, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Are too many women being jailed in Wales? – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2018 in child neglect, mental health, news, sentencing, Wales, women by sally

‘A woman jailed for two years for neglecting her children believes it could have been avoided had she got the mental health support she needed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2018

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Prosecutions of parents for child cruelty and neglect double in five years – Daily Telegraph

‘The number of parents prosecuted for child cruelty or neglect has doubled to almost 17,000 in the past five years amid concerns over rising drug and alcohol misuse and mental ill health, police figures reveal today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2018

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Chloe Atkinson Wilkie death: Drunk mother slept on baby girl – BBC News

‘A drunk mother whose seven-week old daughter died as she fell asleep holding her on a sofa has walked free from court.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2018

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Girl ‘locked away from the world’ and abused by her parents – BBC News

‘A couple who “systematically and regularly” abused their daughter while locking her away have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Legal system of child protection is in crisis, says senior judge – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in care orders, child neglect, family courts, news, social services by sally

‘The family justice system is in crisis, fuelled by an “untenable” workload created by a glut of applications to take vulnerable children into care, the senior judge about to become the next head of the family courts has said.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2018

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Working Together to Safeguard Children: revisions to statutory guidance – Home Office

Posted February 26th, 2018 in child abuse, child neglect, consultations, reports by tracey

‘Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.’

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Home Office, 26th February 2018

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Parents guilty of amputee baby’s life-changing injuries – BBC News

‘The parents of a six-week-old baby boy have been found guilty of causing him near-fatal injuries which resulted in the amputation of both his legs.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2018

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Shannon Matthews: The unravelling of the truth – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2018 in child abduction, child neglect, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘It is 10 years since Shannon Matthews was reported missing by her seemingly distraught mother. For 24 days, Karen Matthews played the tearful victim, pleading for the return of her “beautiful princess daughter”. When the nine-year-old was found safe, the woman at the heart of the hunt was exposed as a liar. But has the truth behind the kidnapping hoax been fully revealed?’

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BBC News, 19th February 2018

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Parents with Learning Disabilities and a Local Authority’s Responsibilities – Family Law Week

‘Emma Harman, barrister of 3PB, explains the lessons that can be learned from A Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) [2017] EWFC B94.’

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Family Law Week, 18th January 2018

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Local authorities and learning disabled parenting (A Local Authority v CG and others) – Family Law

‘A case concerning the parental suitability of two parents with mental health and learning difficulties offers a number of lessons that can help local authorities to better manage such challenging circumstances. Emma Harman, counsel for the mother, and Omar Malik, for the father, both of 3 Paper Buildings, outline the most salient issues for practitioners and local authorities to be aware of.’

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Family Law, 18th January 2018

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Child abuse and neglect investigations surge by 60% over 10 years as services reach ‘tipping point’ – The Independent

Posted December 12th, 2017 in child abuse, child neglect, news, social services, statistics by sally

‘The number of investigations into child abuse and neglect started by local authorities has soared by 60 per cent in the last decade, as councils warn children’s services are reaching “tipping point”.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2017

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Children removed after parents’ open relationship contributes to neglect – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2017 in adoption, child neglect, children, news by tracey

‘Three children are to be removed from their family home amid concerns that their parents’ “open relationship” may have contributed to neglect. The ruling by a family court judge makes clear that the hearing was concerned only with the impact of the parents’ unusual lifestyle on their young children, who are all under the age of five and will now be placed for adoption.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2017

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Dog that killed three-week-old boy belonged to his father – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2017 in child neglect, children, dogs, families, news by tracey

‘A father who has admitted that he owned the dog which mauled his 20-day-old baby to death, is facing jail. Ryan Young, 32, initially denied owning the terrier-type dog but changed his plea at Newcastle Crown Court.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2017

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