Teacher banned for life after marrying 13-year-old girl – Daily Telegraph

‘A physics teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after travelling abroad to marry a 13-year-old girl.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2018

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Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after ‘catastrophic’ brain damage – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2018 in children, compensation, health, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after “catastrophic” brain damage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2018

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Rejection of unaccompanied asylum seeking children unlawful for lack of reasons – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Help Refugees Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Secretary [2018] EWCA Civ 2098. This was an appeal by Help Refugees Ltd against the refusal of its application for judicial review of the secretary of state’s consultation process regarding the relocation of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th October 2018

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Drug dealer jailed for trafficking vulnerable children in ‘county lines’ operation – The Independent

‘A man who trafficked three children, including a 14-year-old girl, to use as drug dealers in a “county lines” ring has been jailed for 14 years in a landmark prosecution.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2018

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UK watchdogs demand transparency from Facebook amid child trafficking claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2018 in children, internet, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘UK child protection organisations have called for Facebook to improve transparency on its site, after a new lawsuit in America claimed that it is being used to lure children into the sex trade. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said Facebook should be forced to report how many child abusers it identifies online to help measure the scale of the problem.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd Ocotber 2018

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Court upholds UK cap on number of child refugees – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2018 in appeals, children, consultations, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘The government’s decision to cap the number of unaccompanied child refugees who can be brought into the UK has been upheld by the court of appeal. But three senior judges said there had been a breach of the “duty of fairness” in the process because those refused entry were not given any reasons for being denied permission.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2018

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Charity brings legal action against Home Office over use of children as spies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 1st, 2018 in children, judicial review, news, police, spying by sally

‘A charity has issued judicial review proceedings against the Home Office concerning the use of children as spies by the police and other investigative agencies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th September 2018

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Child spies: judicial review sought to challenge May’s government – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2018 in children, human rights, news, spying, treaties by tracey

‘Human rights lawyers have been crowdfunding for a judicial review to challenge the government’s use of child spies, arguing that the tactic was incompatible with the UN convention on the rights of the child. Just for Kids Law, a charity that represents, advises and supports children in legal difficulty, has issued a pre-action letter to the Home Office raising concerns over the practice, which has been condemned by politicians and human rights groups.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2018

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Judge slams decision to house paedophile near children’s home – BBC News

‘A judge has ordered a police force and council to pay £52,000 to a sex abuse victim after a convicted paedophile was housed near his children’s home.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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Websites of Kinder chocolate banned over ads targeting children – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in advertising, children, complaints, food, health, internet, news by sally

‘A series of websites, an app and a YouTube channel promoting Kinder chocolate and toys have been banned in the UK for aiming junk food advertising at children.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2018

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Social media firms face £18m fines if they send children notifications at night – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 17th, 2018 in children, codes of practice, fines, internet, news by sally

‘Social media firms face fines of up to £18m if they disturb children with notifications and alerts at night or during the school day under plans being considered by the information commissioner.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2018

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Council apologises to mother over unlawful restrictions on contact with children – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 14th, 2018 in children, contact orders, human rights, local government, mental health, news by tracey

‘Cumbria County Council has apologised to a mother who had unlawful restrictions placed on her level of contact with her three children, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th September 2018

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British boy stranded in Belgium returns home after Home Office grants emergency passport – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2018 in children, immigration, news, passports by tracey

‘A British-born boy who was blocked from returning to the UK after a holiday has arrived home after Britain agreed to grant him an emergency passport.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2018

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Child arrests plummet by 68% across England and Wales since 2010 – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2018 in children, news, police, statistics, young offenders, young persons by tracey

‘Arrests of children have plummeted by more than two-thirds across England and Wales since 2010 as police work to put fewer young people behind bars, research has found.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2018

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Financial Remedies and Divorce Update, September 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 6th September 2018

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‘Gross failure’ in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2018 in children, delay, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘There was “gross failure” in the care of a toddler who died while awaiting emergency surgery, a coroner has said. Serious and basic failings led to an “unacceptable delay” in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft’s operation on a diaphragmatic hernia, an inquest heard.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2018

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Ombudsman finds against council after family left waiting for house adaptations for disabled son for three years – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in children, delay, disabled persons, housing, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A severely disabled Doncaster boy’s family has had to wait three years for Doncaster Council to provide them with the special adaptations their home needs, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2018

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Children: Public Law Update (August 2018) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2018

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Baby died while left in car seat on hotel bunk bed – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2018 in children, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A newborn baby died after being placed in a car seat on a hotel room bunk bed overnight, it has emerged. The 10-week-old twin was found unresponsive at the accommodation in Wigan in July 2016. Investigations found the infants had been left on the bottom bunk while their parents drank in the hotel bar. However, a serious case review said the adults were not “excessively intoxicated” and the child had been alive upon their return to the room. No criminal charges were brought and a coroner was unable to ascertain the cause of death.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2018

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Scandal-hit NHS Trust faces calls for wider investigation into deaths on maternity unit – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A scandal-hit trust is facing calls for a wider probe into dozens of deaths at a hospital’s maternity unit, it was reported last night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2018

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