Mobile phones and deprivations of liberty – Local Government Lawyer

‘Is depriving a person of their mobile phone depriving them of their liberty? That was the very 21st century question confronting a High Court judge recently. Whilst his analysis concerned the position of a 16 year old, his conclusions apply equally to adults, writes Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st January 2023

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Marriage and Civil Partnerships: Minimum Age, England and Wales – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 1st, 2023 in civil partnerships, marriage, news, young persons by sally

‘The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 (‘2022 Act’) received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022, and its implications were examined in a post by Russell Sandberg and Kathy Griffiths. Advice was issued by the Faculty Office, and in August 2022 the Government announced that it would be brought into effect on Monday 27 February 2023.’

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Law & Religion UK, 1st February 2023

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UK teenager’s death probably caused by bed blocking breathing tube – coroner – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2022 in hospitals, inquests, news, young persons by sally

‘A teenager died shortly after routine surgery when a breathing tube became blocked, possibly when it was squashed by the wheels of her recovery bed, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2022

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Age assessment and social media evidence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 4th, 2022 in asylum, children, disclosure, immigration, internet, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘The Upper Tribunal has provided guidance on social media evidence in age assessment cases. Donnchadh Greene examines its ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th November 2022

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Three girls died after major failings in NHS mental health care, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by sally

‘Three teenage girls died after major failings in the care they received from NHS mental health services in the north-east of England, an independent investigation has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Child slave’s cannabis farm conviction overturned – BBC News

‘A man’s cannabis growing conviction has been overturned after it was found he was compelled to commit the crime as a modern slavery victim when he was 17.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2022

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Met Police forced to pay £6,000 after unlawful search and handcuffing of mixed-race boy – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2022 in compensation, London, minorities, news, police, stop and search, young persons by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has been forced to apologise and pay £6,000 to the family of a mixed-race boy who was unlawfully searched and handcuffed, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2022

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Government control over the flow of information: Lord Sumption on the Online Safety Bill – Law Pod UK

Posted October 6th, 2022 in bills, inquests, internet, news, podcasts, suicide, young persons by sally

‘”Government control over the flow of information”: Lord Sumption speaks out against the threat to freedom of speech posed by the Online Safety Bill.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th October 2022

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Molly Russell: Social media a factor in teenager’s death, coroner says

‘The “negative effects of online content” were a factor in the death of a girl who took her own life, an inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2022

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Transgender charity Mermaids under investigation – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2022 in charities, Charity Commission, children, gender, news, transgender persons, young persons by michael

‘Transgender youth support charity Mermaids is under investigation by The Charity Commission over safeguarding concerns.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2022

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West Sussex social care failings contributed to teen’s death – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2022 in inquests, mental health, news, social services, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A teenage boy died following a catalogue of failings by social services, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2022

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Molly Russell’s inquest to put focus on big tech – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2022 in inquests, internet, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘Almost five years after she took her own life, the inquest into the death of teenager Molly Russell is due to begin.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2022

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Local authority age assessments considered in R (HAM) v Brent LBC – EIN Blog

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in asylum, children, immigration, judicial review, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘This decision, handed down by Swift J in the High Court, concerns the requirements for fairness in local authority age assessments for asylum seekers and the correct approach to be adopted.’

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EIN Blog, 1st September 2022

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Man, 31, murdered teenager in Wales after she rejected his advances – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2022 in murder, news, sexual offences, women, young persons by sally

‘A 31-year-old man murdered an 18-year-old woman to silence her after she rejected his sexual advances and left her partially naked body in a town millpond, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2022

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Yordanos Brhane: ‘Obsessed’ killer jailed for Birmingham stabbing – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, women, young persons by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 21 years after admitting the murder of a teenager who had refused his advances.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2022

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CPS launches Defendants strategy with pledge to focus on mental health, youth justice and disproportionality – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A commitment to fairness for all parties is at the heart of a new Defendants Strategy, launched today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th July 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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British Gymnastics braces for publication of damning report on abuse – The Guardian

‘British Gymnastics is bracing itself for a damning 300-page report into its abuse scandal. The document is expected to strongly criticise the governing body’s previous leadership when it is published on Thursday afternoon.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2022

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Legal smoking age in England could be raised to 21 – report – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in age of consent, government departments, health, news, smoking, young persons by sally

‘The legal smoking age in England could reportedly be raised from 18 to 21 after a “radical” review into plans to make the country smoke-free by 2030.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2022

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Billy Henham: Brighton New Year’s Eve party murderers jailed – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in bereavement, families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

‘Four men have been sentenced to a total of 86 years for murdering a “kind and peaceful” man at a New Year’s Eve party in Brighton.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2022

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