Church abuse victims risk new trauma over payout scheme – report – BBC News

‘A support scheme set up for Church of England abuse survivors risks re-traumatising victims, a report seen by the BBC has concluded.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2023

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Police officer found guilty of more than 100 child sex abuse offences – Daily Telegraph

‘A police officer has pleaded guilty to more than 100 charges of inciting children to engage in sexual activity online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2023

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Government response to IICSA’s Final Report – Law & Religion UK

‘On 22 May, the Home Secretary made a statement on the Government’s response to the final report of the Independent Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse. She told the House of Commons that the Government had accepted the need to act on 19 of IICSA’s 20 recommendations (but see the response to Recommendation 3), though she also told the House that the Government’s response was not the final word. It should also be noted that “accepting the need to act” on a recommendation is not exactly the same as accepting the recommendation in full.’

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Law & Religion UK, 23rd May 2023

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2023 c. 20 – Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023

2023 c. 19 – Electricity Transmission (Compensation) Act 2023

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Children public law case update: May 2023 – Local Government Lawyer

‘Jennifer Frost rounds up the latest public law children cases of interest to practitioners.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th May 2023

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Access to vital legal support extended to millions of vulnerable people – Ministry of Justice

‘Domestic abuse victims and children are among millions more people who will have access to legal aid under major government investment to support those who need it most.’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th May 2023

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Met Police misreports intimate searches of children – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2023 in children, London, news, police, statistics, stop and search by tracey

‘The Met has admitted it misreported the number of intimate searches that were carried out on children. In 2021, the Met Police carried out 269 “More Thorough Searches that expose Intimate Parts” on children. It previously reported the number as 99.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2023

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Ronan Kanda: Teenagers guilty of mistaken identity murder – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2023 in children, murder, news, offensive weapons, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering a 16-year-old boy who was killed in a case of mistaken identity.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2023

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Man jailed for life for murdering schoolgirl Nikki Allan in 1992 – The Guardian

‘A child killer who brutally murdered a “bright and sparky” seven-year-old girl and managed to escape justice for more than 30 years has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2023

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Kaylea Titford: Parents’ jail terms increased for neglect death – BBC News

‘Two parents who left their 16-year-old daughter to die in squalor have had their sentences for neglect increased.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2023

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Squaring the circle – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 19th, 2023 in care homes, children, detention, local government, news, social services by tracey

‘What steps can a local authority take to ensure a lawful deprivation of liberty in an unregistered children’s home in England for children under 16? Hannah Taylor and Ruth Atkinson-Wilks explain.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th May 2023

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Tighter damp and mould regulations set to impact registered providers – Local Government Lawyer

‘Six months after the conclusion of the inquest into the tragic death of Awaab Ishak, Matthew Bown and Amy Cowap outline the various measures set to be implemented to ensure tighter regulation of registered providers of social housing, with a specific focus on damp and mould issues.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th May 2023

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Khayri Mclean: Huddersfield teens jailed for life over schoolboy stabbing – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2023 in children, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders, young persons by tracey

‘Two teenage cousins who stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death as he walked home from school in West Yorkshire have been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2023

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Lord Sentamu: Former Archbishop of York told to step down from Church – BBC News

‘The former Archbishop of York has been forced to step down from his Church of England role after a review into how he handled a child sex abuse allegation.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2023

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Former MP jailed over child abuse images – BBC News

‘A former Labour MP who shared child abuse material has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2023

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New research examines the reasons behind Deprivation of Liberty applications and the complex needs of the children involved – Family Law

Posted May 15th, 2023 in children, detention, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘In recent years there has been a marked increase in the use of the inherent jurisdiction of the family court to deprive children of their liberty. In these cases, restrictions are placed on a child’s liberty beyond what would normally be expected for a child of the same age. This may include them being kept in a locked environment that they are not free to leave, being kept under continuous supervision, and being subject to restraint or medical treatment without consent. In response, the President of the Family Division launched a national Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) court at the Royal Courts of Justice, which is running for a pilot period of 12 months from July 2022.’

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Family Law, 12th May 2023

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Driver who smuggled children bolted inside hidden van hatch jailed – Home Office

‘A man who smuggled migrants in a “coffin-like” hide inside the roof of a van has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.’

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Home Office, 11th May 2023

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Convicted killer Alun Kyte gets third life sentence for historical sex offences – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2023 in child abuse, children, imprisonment, murder, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A killer who murdered two women in the 1990s has been given a third life sentence for raping and sexually abusing a boy.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2023

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Judge orders woman to directly arrange childcare arrangements with rapist ex-husband – The Independent

‘A judge has been criticised for ordering a rape victim to directly arrange childcare with an ex-husband who subjected her to rape and domestic abuse.’

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The Independent, 11th May 2023

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Sentamu rejects report findings that he failed to act on child sexual abuse claim – The Guardian

‘John Sentamu, the former archbishop of York, failed to act on disclosures that a Church of England vicar raped a 16-year-old boy, a report commissioned by the church has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2023

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