Child victims of human trafficking prosecuted despite CPS rules – The Guardian

‘Young British victims of human trafficking who have been forced to sell drugs in county lines operations are being charged and prosecuted despite guidelines against doing so, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2019

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CA quashes paralegal’s “unfair” contempt sentence – Legal Futures

‘It was “manifestly unfair” for a circuit judge to issue a paralegal with a suspended six-month prison sentence for inadvertently breaching the Family Procedure Rules, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 17th September 2019

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Rotherham child sex abuse: Waseem Khaliq jailed for further 45 months – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2019 in child abuse, children, intimidation, news, sentencing, sexual offences, witnesses by tracey

‘A man jailed for 10 years for abusing young girls in Rotherham has also been sentenced to another three years and nine months in prison for witness intimidation.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2019

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County lines epidemic blamed as number of children missing or linked to drugs gangs doubles – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2019 in children, drug trafficking, gangs, missing persons, news by tracey

‘County lines drug networks have been blamed for a huge spike in the number of children identified as having links to gangs, after the figure more than doubled in three years.

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2019

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Vanessa George: Devon and Cornwall ban for nursery abuser – BBC News

‘A paedophile nursery worker who sexually abused children in her care will be banned from her home county when she is released from prison.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2019

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NRPF: The crisis facing the children of migrants – Family Law Week

Posted September 12th, 2019 in benefits, children, housing, human rights, immigration, local government, news by tracey

‘Cameron Boyle, political correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, explains the impact on the children of migrants of having no recourse to public funds and encountering problems with local authorities’ application of Children Act 1989, section 17.’

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Family Law Week, 11th September 2019

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Drunk mum Marina Tilby who fell asleep on baby freed from jail – BBC News

‘A mother jailed over the death of her four-week-old baby after she fell asleep on top of him has been freed by Court of Appeal judges.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Sexual grooming crimes soar by a third as paedophiles turn to Instagram – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in bills, charities, child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Sexual grooming crimes have soared by a third in a year as paedophiles turn to Instagram to target children as young as 11, the NSPCC has said.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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EU children in custody to be stripped of rights as Home Office prevents them from applying for settled status – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2019 in brexit, children, EC law, immigration, imprisonment, news, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of vulnerable EU children serving jail sentences in Britain could be stripped of their immigration rights after Brexit because the Home Office is refusing to let them apply for settled status.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Government must end ‘irreparable harm’ inflicted on children whose mothers are in prison, warn MPs – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2019 in children, families, imprisonment, news, select committees, sentencing, women by tracey

‘The government needs to take action to end the “irreparable harm” inflicted on children whose mothers are in prison, MPs and peers have warned. Courts often do not have adequate information about whether a defendant has children and how a sentence would impact their lives, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2019

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Court rejects bid to stop Muslim family representing sick girl – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2019 in children, consent, Islam, litigation friends, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust has been criticised for arguing that the family of a seriously ill five-year-old girl are incapable of acting in her best interests because of their Islamic religious beliefs.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2019

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Paedophile who ordered child abuse in Philippines jailed – BBC News

‘A paedophile who ordered the live online sexual abuse of Filipino children by their parents has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2019

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Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre failings led to girl’s sepsis death – BBC News

‘A series of hospital failings contributed to the death of a five-year-old girl who died from toxic shock syndrome, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2019

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Gang guilty of London to Cornwall county lines drug operation – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in children, conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, young offenders by sally

‘Seven gang members have been found guilty of running a sophisticated county lines operation in which heroin and crack cocaine were shipped from London to Cornwall with vulnerable young people exploited to sell drugs.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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Murderer of boy, five, says probation service should have done more – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in children, murder, news, probation, victims by sally

‘A man with multiple convictions for violence including murdering his partner’s child has said the probation service should have done more to protect his victims.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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SEND reforms have “failed to make system less adversarial for parents” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 4th, 2019 in budgets, children, disabled persons, news, special educational needs by sally

‘A key aim of the SEND (special educational needs and disability) reforms introduced in England five years ago – to make the system feel less adversarial for parents – has not been achieved in relation to children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), it has been claimed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd September 2019

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Asylum-Seeking Children Might Not Be Able To Reunite With Their Families After Brexit, Campaigners Warn – Rights Info

‘The Home Office is looking to end the current system which reunites asylum-seeking children with their families if a no-deal Brexit goes through.’

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Rights Info, 2nd September 2019

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Man admits crushing boy, 3, to death with car seat – The Guardian

‘A man has admitted crushing a three-year-old boy to death with his car seat.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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Change of residence – do we listen to children? – Transparency Project

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in children, contact orders, news, residence orders by sally

‘”Change of residence” in the context of a child arrangements order (a reform that was supposed to get rid of the ‘win-lose’ concept of residence and contact before 2014) is quite a cold, technical term to describe a child having to move from one household to another.’

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Transparency Project, 30th August 2019

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Rotherham child sexual abuse: judge calls authorities ‘totally ineffectual’ – The Guardian

‘Five men have been jailed for sexually exploiting teenage girls in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2019

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