Category Archive: Child Abuse

Dec 10

ENGLAND – Childhood Lost campaign calls for ASBO-style restrictions to protect children

  Proposed amendment to Anti-social Behaviour Bill will be considered by Home Office Childhood Lost, the campaign led by Nicola Blackwood, the Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon, and supported by charities, parents of victims, police officers, is calling for new restrictions on sex offenders who have not been convicted. Nicola Blackwood intends …

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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Thousands of police officers to get special training in child protection following series of cases

Thousands of police officers to get special training in child protection following series of cases   Home Secretary Teresa May ordered special training be given to 4,000-plus officers in the National Crime Agency Move follows a string of child abuse scandals Officers will learn signs such as children being dirty and losing weight which were …

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May 28

WALES/ENGLAND – ‘Court is just as traumatic’: Girl who faced aggressive cross-examination aged nine says she has never recovered

Barristers and campaigners call for pre-recorded court interviews as girl who faced aggressive cross-examination aged nine says she has never recovered from her ordeal A girl who gave evidence in court about allegedly being sexually abused by her father has told The Independent how aggressive cross-examination left her so traumatised that the case had to …

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May 11

ENGLAND – These loving parents were branded abusers – yet the courts won’t let them clear their names

SUE REID on a chilling case that raises profound new questions about justice and Britain’s culture of secrecy   Parents cleared of wrongdoing but barred from proclaiming innocence Accused of causing broken bones in three young children But injuries were caused by inherited disorders Playing in their large garden, this family look happy and content. …

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Mar 23

WALES/ENGLAND – Call for research into effects on children of giving evidence in abuse cases

Lord chief justice says such research would help improve way in which young witnesses are treated by justice system   Lord Judge, who said more than 30,000 children are called to give evidence in court each year. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Research should be carried out into the long-term affects on those who give evidence about …

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Mar 23

ENGLAND – Couple falsely accused of child abuse win damages from Haringey council

Pair plunged into ‘nightmare’ after anonymous tipoff about treatment of daughter are awarded £2,000 damages in high court Haringey civic centre in Wood Green, north London. The council mishandled its investigation, giving the couple several grounds for legitimate complaint, a judge has ruled. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA   Two experienced senior social workers who were plunged …

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