Greater protection against hate and sex crimes – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 9th, 2007 in children, incitement, press releases, sexual offences by sally

“New legislation which will strengthen the protection to the public from sex offenders and hate crime has been set out in proposals by the Government.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 8th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Children may be barred from screen violence – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2007 in children, internet, news, violence by sally

“A major inquiry into the impact of the internet and violent video games on children is launched today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Baltic porn probe photos removed – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“A collection of photos at the centre of a police child porn investigation has been removed from the show.”

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BBC News, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother “knew of tennis prodigy’s affair” – The Times

Posted October 2nd, 2007 in children, news, sexual offences by sally

“The mother of a 13-year-old tennis prodigy discovered that her daughter was having a lesbian affair with her coach but did not report the matter until the girl’s career flagged ten months later, a court was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Seized ‘art porn’ owned by Sir Elton John – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 25th, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“A photograph by a controversial American artist which is part of Sir Elton John’s private collection has been seized by police from a gallery on suspicion it may have breached child pornography laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Art exhibit in child porn probe – BBC news

Posted September 25th, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“Police have seized an exhibit at the Baltic modern art gallery on Tyneside on the grounds it may have breached child pornography laws.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Langham given ten-month jail term for child porn offence – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2007 in children, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“The actor Chris Langham broke down in tears yesterday as he was sentenced to 10 months in prison for downloading child pornography.”

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The Independent, 15th September 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lads’ mag FHM used topless photo of girl, 14, without consent – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2007 in children, complaints, media, news, privacy by sally

“The lads’ mag FHM was yesterday found guilty of a significant breach of the Press Complaints Commission code for publishing a topless picture of a 14-year-old girl without her consent.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Officer admits child image charge – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2007 in children, computer crime, internet, news by sally

“A serving Dyfed-Powys Police officer has admitted a charge of possessing an indecent image of a child.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Council takes overweight child into care – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2007 in children, news, obesity, social services by sally

“A child has been taken away from his parents because, it is understood, they were not coping with his disability and social workers became anxious about his weight.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Internet controls or citizen service, rival leaders tackle child protection – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2007 in children, internet, news by sally

“New controls may be needed to prevent the internet and video games from exposing children to harmful or inappropriate material, ministers indicated yesterday, as they appointed a TV psychologist to head an official inquiry.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New Criminal Bar Chairman calls for Review of the Treatment of Young People in the Criminal Justice System – Bar Council

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in children, courts, criminal justice, press releases by sally

“Sally O’Neill QC, who starts work as Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association today, has called for a wide-ranging review of the treatment of young people caught up in the criminal justice system.”

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Bar Council press release, 3rd September 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Adult courts ‘unfit for children’ – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in children, courts, criminal justice, news by sally

“The use of the Old Bailey and other crown courts to try children is ‘inappropriate’, the new head of the Criminal Bar Association has warned.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child trafficking advice issued – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Professionals working with children in Wales are to be issued with guidance on how to pick up on child trafficking.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Call for scrutiny of professionals in child deaths – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2007 in children, murder, news, social services by sally

“Social Services chiefs are investigating the murders of vulnerable children even though blunders by their own staff may have contributed to the tragedies, writes Ben Leapman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (A) v. Liverpool City Council – Times Law Reports

Posted August 1st, 2007 in children, expert witnesses, law reports by sally

Expert’s report in context

Regina (A) v. Liverpool City Council

Queen’s Bench Division

“A local authority determining the age of an applicant claiming to be a child had to have regard to the whole context and not just rely on a single expert dental report.”

The Times, 1st August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Food manufacturers target children on internet after regulator’s TV advertising clampdown – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2007 in advertising, children, internet, news by sally

“Some of the world’s leading food manufacturers have begun marketing to children on social networking websites and internet chat programs.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Surrogate mother must return boy – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2007 in children, news, surrogacy by sally

“Appeal judges have ordered a surrogate mother who refused to give up her baby boy to return the child to his father.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Rape claim’ father of twins goes to court over his parental rights – The Times

Posted July 27th, 2007 in children, news, paternity, rape by sally

“A man accused of drugging and raping a woman, and getting her pregnant with twins, is fighting for access to the children.”

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The Times, 27th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cot-death suspicions are revived – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in children, murder, news by sally

“Murder should never be ruled out when investigating repeat cot deaths, in spite of claims that most are natural, a study suggests.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk