Cliff Richard case ‘likely to have massive implications’ – BBC News

‘When South Yorkshire Police raided Sir Cliff Richard’s home in August 2014, he was in Portugal, but the BBC was outside, with a helicopter standing by.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Worboys’ release quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 4th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by sally

‘On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD and Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of John Worboys (the ‘black cab rapist’) should be quashed.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th April 2018

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Universities urged to get ‘basics right’ on sexual harassment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2018 in disclosure, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Universities must do more to address sexual harassment or face legal and reputational consequences, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2018

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Former private school teacher jailed for longer for sexual abuse – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 29th, 2018 in child abuse, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A former private boarding school teacher who sexually abused 4 of his pupils has had his sentence increased.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 28th March 2018

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FA to take lead in child abuse investigation where clubs are failing to conduct sufficient internal reviews – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2018 in child abuse, news, reports, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The Football Association’s report into historical allegations of sexual abuse will assume the power to probe clubs if it does not judge that those clubs have led adequate investigations into themselves. Clive Sheldon QC, who is leading the report commissioned by the FA, has asked clubs to provide him with a “structured report” into instances of sexual abuse. If those reports are not adequate then Sheldon’s team of lawyers will conduct their own investigations.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2018

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Worboys release decision overturned as Parole head quits – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by tracey

‘A decision by the Parole Board to release the rapist John Worboys has been quashed, as the Board’s chairman Nick Hardwick resigns.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2018

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MPs demand action over Jehovah’s Witness abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2018 in child abuse, complaints, news, parliament, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘MPs are demanding government action after more than 100 people contacted the Guardian with allegations of child sexual abuse and other mistreatment in Jehovah’s Witness communities in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2018

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Scale of child abuse survey ‘needed every 10 years’ – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in child abuse, children, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Thousands of children should be surveyed to build a true picture of sexual exploitation, experts have said. The government says it does not know how many girls have been groomed in the wake of questions about sexual exploitation in Telford. But the Centre of Expertise for Child Sexual Abuse is designing a survey of children to run every 10 years to assess the scale of the problem.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2018

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Ban non-disclosure agreements on workplace sexual harassment, says EHRC – Daily Telegraph

‘Non-disclosure agreements about sexual harassment in the workplace should be banned, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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British children being forced into modern slavery in UK as 5,000 potential victims found – The Independent

‘British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before. A total of 5,145 potential victims were referred into the system last year, an increase of 35 per cent on the year before, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the number will continue to rise.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2018

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Ex-Army sergeant major avoids prison over ‘terrifying sex attack’ on 14-year-old schoolgirl – The Independent

‘An ex-Army sergeant major who carried out a “terrifying” sex attack on a 14-year-old girl has avoided prison.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2018

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Worboys review: What we have learned – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2018 in news, parole, probation, sexual offences by sally

‘Until the two-day judicial review hearing, very little was known about John Worboys’ 10 years’ in custody – and the reasons why the Parole Board granted his release.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2018

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SRA warning over sexual misconduct NDAs “put solicitors in difficult position” – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s warning about using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases of sexual harassment puts solicitors in a difficult position and may even discourage reporting, it has been claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 19th March 2018

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CPS rules out review of Poppi Worthington’s death – The Guardian

‘Poppi Worthington’s mother has said she may never learn the “devastating truth” behind her daughter’s death after prosecutors ruled out a review of the case.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2018

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Victims of John Worboys face wait to hear if serial sex attacker will be released – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2018 in news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Victims of the black cab rapist John Worboys face a wait to see if their challenge to the Parole Board’s decision to release him from jail has been successful. After two days of legal argument, three leading judges at the High Court reserved their ruling to a date to be fixed, saying they wanted time to give the case “anxious scrutiny”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2018

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John Worboys: Parole Board ‘miscalculated danger posed by rapist’ – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2018 in dangerous offenders, news, parole, sexual offences by sally

‘The Parole Board failed to take into account the full extent of John Worboys’ offending and therefore miscalculated the danger he still poses, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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Sexual offences on UK railways more than double in five years – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, transport by sally

‘The number of sexual offences reported on Britain’s railways has more than doubled over the past five years, according to police. Across Britain’s railways, including the tube, there were 2,382 offences in 2017, compared with 1,049 reported in 2013, British Transport Police (BTP) figures show.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2018

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violence Women’s rights and gender equality ‘Glib’: UK criticised for failing to give to fund for survivors of UN sexual abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in compensation, equality, news, sexual offences, United Nations, victims by sally

‘The UK government has come under fire from victims’ groups for failing to contribute to a UN fund for survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations staff.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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John Worboys: Victims challenge rapist’s release from prison – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in appeals, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Two victims of the rapist John Worboys are due to begin a High Court challenge against the decision to release him from prison.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences being released without supervision, report warns – The Independent

‘Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences are being released without any supervision because of a loophole in the law, a report has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said the public were not being protected by processes at the UK’s only military detention centre, which operates independently of the normal probation system.’

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The Independent, 1st March 2018

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