Ava White: Boy who killed girl, 12, in Snapchat row gets life – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2022 in children, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A 15-year-old boy who stabbed a schoolgirl to death after a row over a Snapchat video has been sentenced for her murder.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2022

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Government launches new mediation scheme to help thousands more families avoid costly legal battles – Family Law

‘An extra £5.4 million in funding will help even more families to resolve disputes away from court, such as contact arrangements for children.’

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Family Law, 7th July 2022

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Parents of brain-damaged 12-year-old boy set for latest stage of legal battle – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2022 in appeals, children, doctors, families, family courts, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered brain damage three months ago are preparing for the latest stage of a life-support treatment battle. Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee are hoping a High Court judge will rule that doctors should keep providing treatment to their son Archie Battersbee, after reviewing evidence.’

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The Independent, 11th July 2022

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Row over UK child visas as Ukrainian violinist’s three-month wait continues – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2022 in asylum, children, government departments, immigration, news, refugees, Russia, Ukraine, visas, war by tracey

‘A talented 17-year-old violinist living on the frontline in south-east Ukraine has been left waiting three months for a British visa, revealing serious flaws in government promises to help unaccompanied children.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2022

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Professionals working with child in deprivation of liberty cases need to have clear and comprehensive understanding of operational procedures of other agencies, says High Court judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Division judge has strongly criticised the lack of therapeutic care within a restrictive environment for young people who need this.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th July 2022

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Breaxit: Cereals, food standards and child obesity – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 7th, 2022 in children, food, health, news, obesity, regulations by sally

‘Kellogg’s – one of the main players in the breakfast market – relies on agreements with retailers to place its products in parts of stores (e.g. near the checkout, in a queuing area, at the end of an aisle) which maximise sales and to promote its products on the retailers’ websites.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2022

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Dea-John Reid killing: I got no justice at trial, says mother – BBC News

‘The mother of a black teenager fatally stabbed by a white boy says if the roles were reversed her son “would have gone down for murder”.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2022

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Warning of ‘tsunami of online child abuse’ as figures show grooming cases rise – The Independent

‘A “tsunami” of online child abuse is taking place in the UK, the NSPCC has said as it published data showing a more than 80% rise in online grooming crimes being recorded by police over the last four years.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2022

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‘They saw me as calculating, not a child’: how adultification leads to black children being treated as criminals – The Guardian

‘The police strip-search at school of Child Q caused outrage. But experts say it is just one example of how black children are perceived as more mature – and culpable – than white peers.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2022

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Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed – Local Government Lawyer

‘Dominic Ruck Keene outlines a case in which an article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services was quashed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st July 2022

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West Sussex council ordered to pay £2,000 to mother of child with special needs – BBC News

‘A mother of a child with special needs has been paid £2,000 by a council for failures involving his education, health and care plan. The mother – known as Ms C – turned to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman after making a complaint to West Sussex County Council. The ombudsman has upheld her complaint, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: Mum, stepdad and teen sentenced – BBC News

‘A mother, stepfather and a teenager have been given life sentences for murdering five-year-old Logan Mwangi and dumping his body in a river.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee parents win appeal to reconsider case – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a life support dispute have won an appeal for his case to be heard again.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2022

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Robyn Skilton: Neglect contributed to Sussex teen’s death, coroner rules – BBC News

‘A coroner plans to write to the government about mental health services for young people after ruling a girl’s death was contributed to by neglect.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2022

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Councils pledge not to ignore families’ warnings about vulnerable children – The Guardian

‘Council officials have pledged to give more weight to warnings from wider family members about vulnerable children after the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson, after alarms raised by relatives were disregarded before their deaths.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2022

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Serious incidents more common in for-profit children’s homes in England – The Guardian

‘Serious incidents involving the police and whistleblowing complaints are more common in private children’s homes run to make a profit than in homes run by charities and councils, data suggests.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2022

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National Deprivation of Liberty Court handling applications covering children to be launched next month – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 27th, 2022 in children, deprivation of liberty safeguards, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘The President of the Family Division has confirmed the launch of a National DoLs (Deprivation of Liberty) court on 4 July 2022 that will deal with applications seeking authorisation to deprive children of their liberty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2022

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James Bulger public inquiry to be debated by MPs – BBC News

‘A parliamentary debate on whether a public inquiry should be held into the 1993 murder of toddler James Bulger is due to take place later this year.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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High Court judge quashes determination of coroner not to hold Article 2 investigation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 21st, 2022 in children, coroners, inquests, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed a coroner’s ruling that the inquest into the death of a 16-year-old girl will not investigate in what circumstances she came by her death.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family can appeal life-support ruling – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy have been given the right to appeal against the decision to allow his life-support treatment to end.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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