Child sexual exploitation victims tell of abuse followed by blame – The Guardian

‘A report from the Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has found “extensive failures” in the way child sexual exploitation by criminal gangs is tackled.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2022

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Rastafarian woman humiliated by police strip order – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in compensation, custody, news, police, religious discrimination, wrongful arrest by sally

‘The case of a Rastafarian woman who was sat naked in a police cell shows officers need greater understanding of minority groups, ex-senior officers have said.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022

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Met Police told to ‘publicly commit’ to being anti-racist organisation after report uncovers racism, misogyny and harassment – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2022 in bullying, harassment, London, news, police, racism, reports by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police has been told to “publicly” commit to being an anti-racist organisation after a string of investigations uncovered evidence of bullying, racism and misogyny within its ranks.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2022

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Domestic abuse: average of 669 child protection referrals a day last year – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2022 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, police, social services by sally

‘Police made an average of 669 child protection referrals to social services every day last year because of incidents of domestic abuse across England and Wales, a new analysis has disclosed.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2022

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Is “Perception-Based Recording” for hate crime compatible with freedom of speech? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In R (Harry Miller) v The College of Policing [2021] EWCA Civ 1926, the Court of Appeal ruled that current police guidance on the recording of ‘hate incidents’ unlawfully interferes with the right to freedom of expression. The decision overturns a 2020 ruling by the High Court in which Mr Miller’s challenge to the lawfulness of the Hate Crime Operational Guidance was dismissed (discussed previously on this Blog here).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th January 2022

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Met Police seeks limits to Sue Gray No 10 parties report – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2022 in coronavirus, government departments, inquiries, news, parliament, police, reports by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has asked senior civil servant Sue Gray to make “minimal reference” to events they are investigating in her report.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2022

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Dylan Scanlon: Death of Oldham boy, 5, is focus of review – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in child abuse, child neglect, news, police, social services, standards by sally

‘The death of a five-year-old boy in Oldham at the end of last year is being reviewed, a council has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2022

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Coroner’s report identifies ‘basic investigative failings’ in Stephen Port probe – The Independent

Posted January 27th, 2022 in inquests, murder, news, police, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Families of the four victims of serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a coroner’s report that identifies several areas of concern over the bungled investigations into their deaths.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2022

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Anger over referral of vulnerable boy, 11, to counter-radicalisation scheme – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2022 in children, complaints, news, police, special educational needs, terrorism by sally

‘An 11-year-old schoolboy who was struggling with his homework was referred to the Prevent counter-radicalisation programme after a fellow pupil reported him saying during a fire drill that he wished his school would burn down.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2022

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Activist deceived into relationship with Met officer wins £229,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An environmental activist who was deceived into a two-year intimate relationship by an undercover police officer has been awarded £229,000 in compensation after winning a landmark legal case.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Met apologises to woman for ‘sexist, derogatory’ language in strip-search – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police have apologised and paid compensation to an academic for “sexist, derogatory and unacceptable language” used by officers about her when she was strip-searched.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Public bodies not generally liable for ‘merely acting ineffectually’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 20th, 2022 in accidents, duty of care, news, police, road traffic by tracey

‘Public authorities do not generally owe a duty of care “where it has intervened but has done so ineffectually” in a way which fails to confer a benefit rather than “making matters worse”, the Court of Appeal ruled today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th January 2022

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Met Police facing legal action over ‘failure’ to probe Downing Street Christmas party – The Independent

‘The Metropolitan Police is facing legal action if it fails to investigate reports of the Downing Street Christmas party in 2020, according to campaigners.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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High court to hear claims Sarah Everard vigil ban breached human rights – The Guardian

‘Women’s rights activists are at the high court to argue that the police’s decision to ban a vigil for Sarah Everard in London was a breach of their human rights.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Missed opportunities to prosecute double murderer, report finds – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, local government, murder, news, police, social services by michael

‘Opportunities were missed to prosecute a domestic abuser before he murdered his partner and her daughter, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Senior Met officers sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

‘Two senior Metropolitan Police officers have been sacked for gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2022

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Review of mother and daughter’s murders could save lives, family hopes – The Guardian

‘Relatives want an official review of the killing of Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby to spark better collaboration between police, social services and others.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2022

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Prince Harry in legal fight to pay for UK police protection – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2022 in government departments, judicial review, news, police, royal family by tracey

‘Prince Harry is seeking a judicial review against a refusal of the Home Office to allow him to personally pay for police protection when in the UK.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2022

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Failure to prosecute over boy’s drowning in Welsh river ‘irrational’, court told – The Guardian

‘The decision not to prosecute a teenager accused of pushing a 13-year-old boy into a river was legally flawed and unreasonable or irrational, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2022

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Driver jailed after pretending to be undercover police officer following crash – The Independent

‘A driver who pretended to be an undercover police officer and brandished a knife after crashing his car under the influence of drugs has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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