Mental capacity for handling the internet: Court of Protection – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests) [2019] EWCOP 2. In this case Cobb J was asked to make declarations under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 regarding a learning disabled man’s capacity to use the internet and social media.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th February 2019

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My six-year wait for life-changing compensation – BBC News

‘”I met an older man and I was in a vulnerable situation. He took me under his wing and very quickly groomed me,” says Emma. This was two decades ago, when she was 16. The man went on to physically and sexually abuse her over a two-year period.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2019

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Revealed: the evidence Crewe supplied on Barry Bennell scandal – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2019 in child abuse, evidence, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Evidence supplied by Dario Gradi related to the Barry Bennell scandal can be revealed by the Guardian and includes an admission that he encouraged the culture at Crewe Alexandra for coaches to invite boys to stay overnight, or even take them on holidays abroad, and that he did not make detailed background checks on the man who has been described as one of the most persistent paedophiles in British criminal history.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2019

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Online child abuse cases reported to Metropolitan Police more than double in year – The Independent

‘Online child sex abuse cases reported to London’s Metropolitan Police have more than doubled in a year, amid warnings that paedophiles are grooming children to send them images.
Scotland Yard’s online child sexual abuse and exploitation team received 2,514 referrals in 2018, up from 1,050 the year before – a 139 per cent increase. The vast majority were alerts from technology companies, as calls have been mounting for web giants to prevent indecent images being uploaded or shared on their platforms.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

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Oxford grooming gang members handed life sentences – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Three men who groomed and sexually abused an Oxford schoolgirl have been handed life sentences.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2019

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Teacher jailed for grooming boy with texts and Mr Men figure – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sentencing, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘A science teacher who groomed a 15-year-old pupil with sexually explicit messages has been jailed for 14 months.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2019

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Jailed rapist offered the chance to see his victim’s child – Daily Telegraph

‘A council offered a jailed sex offender the chance to play a part in the future of the child of a woman he raped, it has emerged. The rapist, who was part of a grooming gang in the North of the country and has no parental responsibility for his son, was contacted by the local authority to give him a chance to see the boy, a Times investigation has uncovered.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2018

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Rotherham child sexual abuse: Six men jailed – BBC News

‘Six men have been jailed for sexually exploiting young girls in Rotherham who were gang-raped and abused by them.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2018

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Huddersfield grooming gang: four more jailed for abusing girls – The Guardian

‘Four members of a Huddersfield grooming gang have been jailed for a harrowing campaign of violence and sexual abuse against three vulnerable girls.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Rotherham grooming gang: seven men guilty of sexual offences – The Guardian

‘Seven men have been convicted of a series of sexual offences in the biggest prosecution of a Rotherham grooming gang by the National Crime Agency.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2018

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‘Fred and Rosemary West of Barry’ jailed for abusing girls – The Guardian

‘A husband and wife nicknamed Fred and Rosemary West in their south Wales town have been jailed for grooming and raping teenage girls over three decades.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2018

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Jury fails to come to decision in case of teacher who allegedly had sex with pupil in aeroplane toilet – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2018 in juries, news, retrials, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers, trials by sally

‘A jury has been discharged in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with a student in the toilet of a plane as they returned from a school trip after they failed to reach a verdict.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2018

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Convicted paedophile Douglas Slade sued by alleged Filipino victims – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2018 in damages, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A convicted British paedophile is being sued for damages by five young people who claim they were sexually exploited by him overseas, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2018

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Serial harassers who target a new student every year working in universities, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2018 in employment, harassment, news, reports, sexual grooming, universities by tracey

‘Universities are employing serial sex abusers who date a different student every year, a report has found. Research by campaigners the 1752 Group and the University of Portsmouth found that university staff who had had inappropriate relationships with one student or junior colleague were likely to have behaved similarly with others.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2018

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‘Overstretched’ police not properly monitoring paedophiles and sex offenders in Merseyside, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2018 in news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences prevention orders by tracey

‘High-risk paedophiles and sex offenders are not being properly monitored by “seriously overstretched” police in Merseyside, a watchdog has found. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS) found a backlog of almost 100 overdue visits to registered sex offenders and said neighbourhood officers do not even know where they live in some cases because of poor communication.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2018

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Dartford convicted killer jailed after paedophile hunter sting – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted killer who was caught trying to meet a young girl for sex has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Rochdale grooming gang members face deportation after losing appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2018 in child abuse, citizenship, deportation, news, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Three members of the Rochdale grooming gang have been stripped of their British citizenship and face deportation as a Judge said it is for the “public good” that they return to Pakistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2018

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Grooming: Sajid Javid orders officials to build profile of sex gangs – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2018 in gangs, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘The home secretary has ordered that research be carried out into the characteristics of child sexual abuse gangs, such as those that have blighted towns and cities like Rotherham, Oxford and Newcastle in recent years.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2018

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Teacher bans: Sexually motivated conduct is most common cause – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2018 in disqualification, news, professional conduct, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘Sexually motivated, inappropriate conduct is the reason for a third of teaching bans, the BBC has found.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018

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Allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham: Wanless and Whittam QC review – Home Office

Posted July 18th, 2018 in child abuse, press releases, reports, sexual grooming by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has today published Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC’s independent review into information passed to the Home Office in connection with allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham.’

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Home Office, 17th July 2018

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